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  • Patch Lady – finally got an HP Envy 8 Note 5000 upgraded

    Posted on April 20th, 2018 at 13:16 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    180whenever may not be released yet, but I FINALLY got a 32gig HP Envy 8 Note 5000 upgraded to 1709.

    I had to:

    1. Temp disable Windows update services and delete the entire c:\Windows\Software distribution folder to carve out enough room on the C drive.  Don’t worry you can nuke that folder and re-enabling Windows update will recreate the folder structure.
    2. I had to use the Windows media site to download the ISO and transfer it to a MicroSD card.  Note I did this on my beefier Surface that has a SD slot. Once I downloaded the ISO I then moved the SD card from my Surface over to the HP Envy.  I then double clicked on the ISO where Windows 10 mounted it as a usable CD drive.  I then clicked on setup.  It ran the setup, I selected to keep the data.
    3. Between nuking the Software distribution folder and going into the system to tell it to move all file save locations to the MicroSD, it now saw that it had enough room to install.  I started it about 9 a.m this morning and it finished at 11 a.m.

    I’m now running the disk clean up as I only have 2 gigs free on the C after the install.

    Interestingly enough not all MicroSD’s are created equal as the SD card I purchased a while back for my Surface worked like a champ but the recent one we purchased for this HP Envy at the start of this project kept unmounting indicating it had an error.  I’ll be going back and getting another of the MicroSD cards that obviously worked perfectly.

    The process – while do-able – is an advanced technique, not for the faint of heart and required one to purchase additional equipment.

    I go back to my request to Microsoft:

    All devices sold with Windows 10 should be in a condition that can complete the upgrade between feature releases with the resources they have at hand when they are shipped from the manufacturer.

    No devices sold with Windows 10 should EVER be in a condition that it demands expert pruning of windows folders in order to install a feature release. 

    No device sold with Windows 10 should EVER be in a condition that demands additional storage space with nothing but the operating system installed on the 32gig hard drive in order to complete a “Windows as a service” process.