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Is that all the drive space I get !

New Inspiron 11 3000 Series(AMD) - 3180 doesn't even turn on. 
Ok,Dell after 2 hours on the phone ,I finally got them to send a new unit,and now I have read that after
you update the system , you only have 3GB of space left.  I know it's a low cost laptop but why bother?
Maybe I'll just return both,or can I just put everything on cloud,google drive,or a thumb drive? 

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Re: Is that all the drive space I get !

If by "update" you mean upgrade to a new release of Windows 10, then the issue here is that Windows will keep the old version's files cached away in case you decide you want/need to roll back to it.  Those files can take 10-20GB of space, which is obviously a lot if your entire system only has 32GB of storage.  If you're comfortable purging those files, you can do so by launching Disk Cleanup, selecting your C drive, and then clicking "Clean up system files" (and then selecting C again) to show all available options for reclaiming disk space.

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Re: Is that all the drive space I get !

This is not supposed to be your main computer. It is used as a connection to the Internet and that's it. No downloading, no installed programs or games and all storage is in the Cloud on One Drive.  If you need a regular laptop there are plenty of budget model with normal hard drives. 

It is important to check the specs of any computer or tablet you are buying to make sure specs are what you need and want. http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/new-inspiron-11-3000-2-in-1/spd/inspiron-11-3185-2-in-1-...

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Re: Is that all the drive space I get !

Wouldn't deleting the restore backup except 1 date help?

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Re: Is that all the drive space I get !

Dell shouldn't even be selling a unit that cannot even update right out of the box!!!!

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Re: Is that all the drive space I get !

My son has the same issue. After 1 month he could no longer use the computer. He has nothing saved. After a few upgrades all the space was used up. I’m not exactly sure where to go from here. I’m open to any suggestions.

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Re: Is that all the drive space I get !


@Micahdexter wrote:

My son has the same issue. After 1 month he could no longer use the computer. He has nothing saved. After a few upgrades all the space was used up. I’m not exactly sure where to go from here. I’m open to any suggestions.


See the Disk Cleanup suggestion I posted earlier, and you can try using TreeSize Free to map out which folders are consuming space on your drive just in case there's any low-hanging fruit that you can purge.  Sometimes data accumulates up in unexpected places and for unnecessary reasons.  Make sure to run TreeSize Free as administrators so it can map out all folders on the drive.

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Re: Is that all the drive space I get !

I'm at 27GB with hardly anything saved to Hard Drive. I use cloud and google drive to save anything.
I put a 16GB Micro SD in it. 
I'll look into maybe deleting previous windows versions. This article says I may have a shot.

https://www.techspot.com/guides/1219-delete-windows-old-folder/


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@DeputydD wrote:

I'm at 27GB with hardly anything saved to Hard Drive. I use cloud and google drive to save anything.
I put a 16GB Micro SD in it. 
I'll look into maybe deleting previous windows versions. This article says I may have a shot.

https://www.techspot.com/guides/1219-delete-windows-old-folder/



I have a Lenovo Ideapad 120S with the same puny 32 GB hard drive.

I recently did a clean installation of Windows 10 1803 which essentially removed the recoverly partition. The recovery partition is useless anyway because it is several iterations too old.

I am saving all my files to a 32 GB microSD card.

I have not installed any programs.

With the next major Windows 10 update 1809 I will be running Disk Cleaner to remove 1803 to keep the hard drive space used to a minimum.

 

 

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I've never had any of these issues with mine, but I have to admit, I do run the cleanup util periodically, just to keep down the clutter. I use mine for watching movies, desktop publishing, etc. I've installed some publishing software, the java developers kit, and Tizen--an integrated development environment for creating your own computer programs. I don't have problems. Just keep it cleaned out.

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