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# 214044 25-Apr-2017 15:50
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I use a HP Stream for my TV streaming computer. It came with windows 8.1 w/bing but I updated to win10 as it was free. I now cannot do windows updates due to the SSD being to small(32gb) and the Ethernet port wont work(have read that it can be a fault with win10) I am contemplating going back to windows 8.1 if it is possible, but before doing so am wanting to know what OS is less draining on resources?


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  # 1770244 25-Apr-2017 16:31
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I have recently gone back to windows 8 due to having to use a loner at work, due to a cracked screen in my pro 3.

 

 

 

While when it was first introduced I liked it, really not liking windows 8.  I really get the disconnect between the two home screens (metro and desktop?).  plus I am constantly side swiping the menu in accidentally.  I can't wait to get back to windows 10.  

 

 

 

As far as resources goes sorry can't help you, but I really wouldn't want to give up windows 10.


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  # 1770245 25-Apr-2017 16:34
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I would stick with windows 10, with 32GB drive I suspect you will always have issues with running out of space.  follow this article to clean up space. http://stealthpuppy.com/cleaning-up-and-reducing-the-size-of-your-master-image/

 

Including the DISM command


 
 
 
 


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  # 1770250 25-Apr-2017 16:47
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The official minimum memory and drive space requirements are the same for both operating systems.

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  # 1770274 25-Apr-2017 17:21
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Clean up the drive.

 

Disk Cleanup.

 

CCleaner

 

Disable hiberrnation which delete hibernation file.

 

Redube virtual memory to 200MB or switch off depending on your amount of RAM.

 

Delete temp files in user profile and Windows

 

Delete cache on web browsers.

 

Delete/disable Windows restore points.

 

Uninstall programs/windows features you don't use or need.

 

 

 

If the ethernet indeed does not work due to not being supported maybe consider getting this: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/ADPJ5C1120/J5create-USB-20-Ethernet-Adapter-For-Windows-and-M

 

Although it is extremely strange that it was working on Windows 8.1 and does not work on Windows 10, have you tried reinstalling it?


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  # 1770284 25-Apr-2017 17:46
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My wife's HP Stream (model 13-c004TU) had the same issue with the very first major update, a MicroSD card solved the issue.

 

I think at one stage the Windows update process offers the opportunity to use another drive.

 

Also relocated her Onedrive there as well.

 

So only OS and apps on local drive - she has no major apps, if she did I might consider using junctions to shift programs off onto the MicroSD card.

 

You can certainly clean up the local drive and save a lot of space but eventually it's not going to be enough, I find I regularly have to clean the System Files to regain space.

 

 




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  # 1770287 25-Apr-2017 17:59
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Okay sounds asthough windows 10 is definitely the best option. I will give a clean up and move any extras to my ext hdd and try again. Thanks for the advice


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