Re: I have to ask again


James Homuth
 

Looks like the only way you're installing 10 on this is to wipe it and install it from scratch. Most of the consumed hard disk space is the operating system. It doesn't leave enough room for the files it needs to upgrade you.


From: Jim Portillo [mailto:portillo.jim@...]
Sent: January-09-16 2:24 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: I have to ask again

Hi Dave,

Thanks for asking, as I forgot to mention that. 

This is one of those little Dell 8.1 Venue tablets with 32 GB of ram disk space.  I’m told I only have 4 GB left.

 

It’s running a full version of Windows 8.1 at the moment; although, something had to be done to it to reset it back to factory standards because my friend (who is the owner) forgot her password and couldn’t get into it.  So, except for installing the programs, it’s not been used, but it did get reset to factory settings.

 

Question.  Could you explain what you meant about the partician?  You said the following.  Does that need to be fixed?

As to partitioning, it would be unusual for a computer out of the box to not have its primary partition set to be the maximum available hard disk space as a boot partition.

 

Thanks.  Jim

 

From: Dave Carlson [mailto:dgcarlson@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2016 10:27 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: I have to ask again

 

Jim,

 

What are the specs (particularly hard disk space and RAM) for your Dell?

 

As to partitioning, it would be unusual for a computer out of the box to not have its primary partition set to be the maximum available hard disk space as a boot partition.

 

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----

From: Jim Portillo

Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2016 10:05 AM

Subject: I have to ask again

 

Hello,

 

I hope nobody gets tired of this question, but I need to find a good answer soon, and I am not quite sure what to do any more.  I am using JAWS 16 on a Dell Venue Tablet.  It has Windows 8.1.

I want to be able to upgrade it to Windows 10 but can’t seem to do that at this time because it says that there’s not enough memory for that.  That’s impossible because the only programs that have been installed (aside from the usual Dell ones) are MS Office and JAWS. 

When I check the memory, the thing it recommends is to delete some of the unnecessary apps.  That doesn’t really help, because those apps aren’t very big anyway.

It was suggested that the patrician might have something to do with this.  I am not sure how to check that or how to do something with it.

Does anyone have any suggestions?  I’m a technology user but not always a person who diagnoses things, but I do want this tablet on Windows 10, and I know it can be done.  There aren’t many programs on it.

If we really want to get technical (and I do ask questions) please write me off list.

Thanks so much!

Jim

 

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