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Help w/ storage on new Windows 10 Laptop

Q: Help w/ storage on new Windows 10 Laptop


I got a new HP Pavilion Gaming Windows 10 laptop on Thursday. I?ve been able to install the programs I need but I?ve been having problems with storage space. Currently, I?m trying to export a little over 90 GB of music from my iPod with CopyTrans. Last night, I got a notification that the drive was almost full. I was surprised because I thought this laptop had 1 TB of space. I looked and I see there are two hard drives: the C drive with 118 GB and the Data D drive with over 900 GB. It seems that documents, pictures and other folds are on the C drive. My previous laptop is a Lenovo Windows 7, which has a Local C hard drive of over 400 GB. I see that there?s a way to change the save locations for your files, which I want to change to the D drive instead on of the C drive given the space difference. Still, I don?t know if I would be doing the right thing.

For the time being, the music that did transfer to my laptop is not on there anymore. Everything is still on the iPod. I know there are ways to free up space on the C drive but even I did that, 90 GB is a lot. So my question is this: is the D drive for the Windows 10 the equivalent of the C drive for the Windows 7? Is there any way to make the D drive my main hard drive? I did the Cortana set up when I first booted up the laptop. Is there a set of second steps?

Any help would be appreciated.

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A: Help w/ storage on new Windows 10 Laptop

I think that you need to be more clear about your disk "drives." Do you have one hard drive with "C" and "D" partitions (that Microsoft likes to confuse us by calling them "drives")? Or do you have a small hard drive (with "C" partition) and a large hard drive (with "D" partition)? Or a relatively small SSD (with "C") and a large hard drive (with "D")?

A screen shot of the Disk Management window would help somebody help you. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

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I have a HP Laptop which has a built wireless aerial and a ethernet port, and runs Windows XP Professional.

However, I am having massive problems trying to get it to connect to my Western Digital White Light Network Storage Device. The NAS is connected to my Netgear ADSL2 Switch Router. Now, I know there is nothing wrong with the NAS and router, because my main Desktop PC can see the NAS and I can access it with a wired connection. Further, I have pinged the router wirelessly from my laptop and I am getting a reply, and I have also pinged the NAS on what I believe is its IP Address, which is replying.

My trouble begins when I go to start/run and I type in the IP Address with \\IP Address and it says that the network path cannot be found. Further, when I click on My Network Connections, the NAS is not visible, and when select "set up a small home office network", this does not make the connection either.

I have tried getting help from Western Digital themselves, and they cannot help me!

Can anyone please help me?

A:Connecting to a Network Storage Device with Windows XP Professional on a laptop

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I read a number of blogs on how to shutdown USB storage ports but I am not having luck in what I am trying to accomplish.
Standalone laptop with windows 7
User is Waldo and he has stand user rights.
I am the admin with access to the USB ports.
If I create a group called USBdenial and add Waldo in that group.
I go to %windir%\inf and look for usbstor.inf and usbstor.pnf. In each file I right click go to properties and under security I add the group USBdenial.
I edit USBdenial and click on deny full function which should not allow access to a thumb drive.  
I save my changes and login as Waldo.
When I plug in a thumb drive it works and I am able to copy and delete files from that drive. NG big time. 
The only way I am able to shutdown the USB storage port is if I go into regedit and change the USBStor from a 3 to a 4.
My problem is that fix disable the ports for Admin and users. I am looking to shutdown the port only for one standard user out of 3 people.
Need you help thanks

Ralph Staiano

Ralph Staiano

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I was asked by answers.Microsoft.com to refer this question to this forum.

BTW there doesn't seem to be an option for Windows 10 forum. So I  had to choose Windows 8.

1st of all everything was fine until 2nd of December.

My Laptop installation of Winodw 7 and then upgraded to 10 was configured from the start to have the USER folders (u sing a script provided by Microsoft) on an SD card through an Expresscared media read/write because my system disk is a 64gig SSD
( which BTW means that system restore has been disabled).

on 3rd of December when:

I turned the machine on it couldn'the read my user profile.I tried to login in safe mode but I got sihost warning: unknown hard Error! But I got into prompt screen and ran diskpartThere is an inbuilt SD card reader slot in the machine where I store large downloadBut the system could only see the main SSD and the expresscared SD card with user folders on itI ran sfc /scannow &  then DISM and the sfc /scannow again until both were successful.But again diskpart  only detected the SSD and Expresscard SD cardBut the attributes on the SD card claims that Current state read-only : Yes although read-only flag is No.I have checked the SD card on other machines and it is not write protectedI have tried introducing writeprotected entry in the registry with values of 0 and 1 without successI have tried everything else that I could in Safe mode but other than what is expected in safemode (e... Read more

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I created a Storage pool with the following setup. Three 3TB drives with parity all in an external enclosure with eSata and USB 2/3 ports. It was connected via USB when created and had production data loaded and tested without any issues.
After a few days of use I decided to see what happened when I tried to access it via the eSata port. No luck, due to a driver on the eSata card issue with Win 8. So I powered all back down and plugged back in via USB. At this point the Storage pool went
into the state as per the screenshot below. Any suggestions to either fix the issue and/or retrieve the data that is in the volume?

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Hi I was trying to install a windows update on my laptop and it kept saying there wasn't enough memory. so i went and checked the storage and its completly full almost. so i started to delete files and apps off my laptop to free up space. now i have literally nothing on my laptop as i uninstalled google chrome, adobe reader and my security software. but the memory is still pretty much full 28.5GB USED OUT OF 29.1GB on the laptop14.8GB on system and reserve5.03 on apps and games17.9 Mb on mail8.80 Gb on temporary files972 Mb on other6.98Mb on other user7.16 mb on maps also i tried doing a disk clean up on the computer several times. so can anybody help please? 

A:storage on hp laptop

Hi,Follow option 1 in this tutorial to do a clean up:https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3012-disk-cleanup-open-use-windows-10-a.htmlRegardsVisruth

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Quick Question I stored my laptop in laptop bag for 2 years, should it be dusty?

A:Laptop Storage

The obvious question would be -- Did you put it away dusty? ;-)

Seriously, depending on where it was stored, I guess it could be possible for some fine dust to enter through any gaps in the zipper teeth. Is it more than just on the edge closest to the zipper?

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I have a Lenovo P52 Laptop that I want to perform a storage upgrade on.  I?m looking to upgrade from 500GB of storage to 6TB.  That means that I will have 2 NVMe SSD Sticks, my problem is that I?m unable to locate the correct SSD Tray I would need to purchase.   Can someone tell me what SSD Tray I should get and we?re I can get them?    Thanks

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I have a few old laptop hard drives laying around. Some still have an OS loaded on them. Can I install the laptop hard drive into a desktop and be able to format the drive and then use it as a storage drive? If so, what is the correct procedure for this.

A:old laptop hard drive as storage

Depending on the age of the drive, it could be straight sata cables or adaptor cables for IDE and power.
You'll want 2.5 to 3.5 or 5 1/4 cages to secure it in your case I you don't have 2.5" slots.

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I brought an old laptop and than I took my old laptop (about 4 years old) still works fine but is worn out!  I cleaned the hard drive and reformatted it and made it like new in software area and than charged the batteries that come with it.  Took them out of the laptop and put them in a box and than store them in a box in my cool dry basement. How long will the charge stay on the batteries for and how long will the batteries last in storage???

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Not sure what forum to ask this in, so feel free to move it. I asked last year about this time for opinions on laptops. I got different brand opinions, but not exactly what I am looking for.

I have seen the touch screen laptops. Are they actually any good? I don't care for actual tablets, I can do most of that stuff on my phone .. I have seen them come down in price.

My computer now is Gateway by Vista. it's a 32 bit dual 1.60 GHZ with 2 gb ram. I figured ANYTHING out there is more powerful that what I have.

What's the cheapest way to get the most outta my money? I know I want at least a 15 inch screen. I hate the little ones. There is so many GB hard drives and GB memory and different processors I have no idea which is worse or which is best.

I only use it for homework, and searching the web. Nothing like gaming or doing anything powerful. I'd like to stick around $500, no more. Any advice would be APPRECIATED

A:ADVICE needed: New laptop hd and storage

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Usb port of my laptop (compaq presario V3000 series) was working properly. But suddenly i noticed that my laptop hangs when it is connected with any storage device (pen drive or camera ). It seems that USB port is probably working well bcoz it does not create any problem when a printer or mouse is connected. CD drive is working fine.

I have uninstalled some newly installed programme or resored the system in earlier point. Please help me

A:Storage devices hangs my laptop

The USB ports on the computer support USB 1.0, USB 1.1, and USB 2.0 devices.
So that's good!

Confirm all drivers are up-to-date here-> http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100655.html

Troubleshoot USB on your laptop: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00820529&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1817059

Does this happen on all USB ports?

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I bought a refurbished laptop computer which I thought had 160 gigs on the hard drive but it only had 29 gigs so I took it back. However I am still looking for a refurbished hard drive and want to know if I can use an external hard drive with greater gigs which would not damage it.


A:Upgrading storage on refurbished laptop

Yes, you can.
You have to assure that the working hard drive, for normal purposes, has at least 18 percent of the drive free for full operational work... it can be done with less, but the smaller the free space, the greater the problems. Of course, available memory is also a major part of the job.
New hard drives are now available for under $45 now.
You didn't mention the brand and model. nor the brand and date code of the hard drive. SATA or EIDE? Replacing or perhaps just reformatting and reinstalling your operating system on the hard drive may change your outlook on that drive.

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I've just got a StarTech dock station for the Hard Drive (with Esata and USB 3.0 ports). When I first used it first time. The first thing I use is ESATA port and ran without a problem (run CrystalDiskInfo and CrstalDiskMark to test) and also I format the drive.

But when I try USB 3.0 port is won't response well (using express card). For example it found new hardware and open the drive - but then I ran CrystalDiskInfo or CrstalDiskMark it won't open unless I disconnect the USB then the program will open after I disconnect the USB. I've try copy a file across nope crash or stop working. So I've try using USB 2 to see if not the USB 3.0 same problem but gone back to Esata port work fine!!!

So I’ve try on another laptop to see if not the Dock problem. And USB 2 work!!!! even USB 3.0 work using Express card so it not the dock problem (The laptop is running Win XP 32 bits).

I also got WD passport and book (1tb/3tb) and they both work fine on my laptop plus the USB 3.0.

So what I'm doing wrong? I can't pin the problem on my laptop with USB issues with the dock station. Any idea?? Don't really want to re install win 7 to see if that fix it.


A:How can I fix USB Mass storage problem on my laptop?

Hi nit83 welcome to the forums Here is a link to the Ricoh card driver Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States] unfortunately there is no win764bit driver install the vista 64bit in compatibility mode

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my xp crashed i have wd mybook external storage and i am trying to connect to laptop to recover some files however i cant get mybook to work on laptop. any ideas?

A:xp crashed trying to connect external storage to laptop

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I have a Compaq Cq62 laptop as soon as you power it on it says it needs a administrator or power on password. I don't know what it could be is there a way to get around this.?

A:I have a 2005 comapq cq62 laptop that i had in storage and i...

Hi, Please try 3 times and post back the code or enter it to the following site to generate new password (code)       https://bios-pw.org/ Regards.

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My new Toshiba laptop runs Windows 8, boots in UEFI mode and GPT formatted, can I create a logical partition solely for storage so that when I format/recover windows partition like windows system image restore, the files and folders stored in the partition is not affected?Just like I did in my old windows 7 laptop that boots in BIOS mode and MBR formatted, which I put the partition as D:\ drive? Are there any posibilities I do that without messing up the system?


Logical Partitions NO, as with UEFI & GPT you can have up to 128 Primary partitions.

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have loaded windows 7 7000 on two test machines, desktop running fine. clean installs in both cases. toshiba satellite a200 runs faster than vista, better shutdown et al, but has a quality index of 2.0 due to driver not loading for mass storage controller, pci memory controller and one unnamed device under other devices.

tried loading the drivers for vista for mass storage controller and chipset under compatability mode which installed but not recognized by windows 7.

anyone with a toshiba laptop get their msc functioning? any ideas?

A:toshiba laptop mass storage controller

Did you have any windows updates for your hardware, make sure you have optional updates selected as well.

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Okay i know from the start every Computer and Laptop is probably unique but my laptop wont boot up anymore but i still have a pc in my house is there any way that i can access the Internal Storage from my Laptop to retrieve some files without paying my local tech guy like 200 bucks.

the laptop that does not work anymore for some reason

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Hi Everyone.

Unfortunately my laptop died recently however I have good reason to believe that the hard drive is still ok. There are some photos and music on it which I would like to recover.

I bought a Dynamode 2.5" SATA/IDE Enclosure from PC World and have connected this to my desktop PC via the USB connector supplied with the enclosure. The enclosure is USB powered. The laptop HDD is a WD Scorpio Blue 250GB. The desktop runs on XP whereas the laptop ran on Vista.

I cannot get my desktop PC to see the HDD. I'm sure it is plugged in correctly and the lights come on on the enclosure so it is getting power. I have installed the drivers and software from the CD Rom which came with the enclosure but none seems to have helped. Unfortunately there were no instructions with it.

Please could somebody help?

Thanks in advance!

A:Trouble using laptop 2.5" HDD as external storage with a desktop PC

Your enclosure gets power but does you hard drive? You can place you ear next to the hard drive to hear if it is spinning.. There are also 2.5" to 3.5" adapters which are specifically made so that you can connect a laptop hard drive to your desktop. When your computer does not "see" a hard drive it can be
1. no power to the drive
2. no interface to the drive
3. the hard drive is dead.
4. in your case the enclosure could be malfunctioning (unlikely but possible)

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I have a Dell Precision M4500 laptop that I bought a couple of years ago. It has a 64GB SSD with 64bit Win7 on it, and a 500GB internal 5400rpm Toshiba storage HD linked to the SSD. Lately I've noticed that the Toshiba drive is starting to click noticeably, which means it's probably time for a replacement.

The question is if I go out and buy a new 500GB or 1TB drive, is it just plug & play and the OS will just detect it automatically? Or will I need to install some kind of Intel storage drivers and do some additional tweaking?

I've never done this before so any help here would be most appreciative.

A:How do I replace a storage hard drive that's built into my laptop?

It will likely be plug and play, but laptops can be kind of finicky. If it does require drivers, Windows should install them automatically, or through Windows update.

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I bought a refurbished HP stream frm hellmart, was supposed to have 32gb of storage...i do not play games or will be downloading music, but was installing a photoshop software and noticed that my hard drive has 3gb+ left!!! does anyone know what is going on? i tried hp chat but was a out of country person who was copy/pasting replies trying to get me to buy an external hard drive. which i wouldn't /don't need. this computer is only for my work. I do not need large amount of space but i wanted 32gb and that is why i got this laptop.  i looked into the hard drive and can't see where all the usage is at...the chat person said it was all OS system and that would make computer run faster....it isn't. my old chromebook is moving faster than my new computer. any help from anyone would be great. thanks

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Today Lenovo Solution center ran an automatic hardware test and to my dismay my computer failed the following tests:  -Targeted Read Test -SMART Short Self Test-SMART Drive Self Test The error code was: WHD01V01I-HL9B0I Screenshot of the results: https://gyazo.com/2c9a2e49f1923adfcdf27fd1389e0cc8   My computer has been running fine so it was a shock seeing this result. Does anyone know what's wrong with my laptop and more importantly what I can do to fix it?   

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Hello, I recently fought off a virus that wasted days out of my life. It also brought about another virus that attacked my external harddrive, which I ended up using file recovery to recover and reformat and that's fine and taken care of. with nod32 and malwarebytes, I was finally able to finish off the virus, but I think it left behind something on my computer which isn't letting me use usb thumbdrives, or my external hardrive.

My external hardrive, which now actually does work on other pc's after reformatting, doesn't even show up on my computer after being plugged in, only shows up in safely remove hardware. If I plug in a thumbdrive or my ipod, it does show up on my computer, but when I try to access it it gives me an error and says

"The maximum number of secrets that may be stored in a single system has been exceeded."

Also, my computer's still been somewhat slow even after getting rid of spyware and trojans. And I scanned with Uniblue which found tons of registry errors, but I noticed that after it "fixed" them, it made my computer EVEN slower. So I reverted back the changes. My computer also sometimes freezes when it starts up after all virus abuse. It's been happening a little less often lately though. Since I've scanned with nod32 and malwarebytes, I don't think I have anymore viruses, so what's the problem?



A:laptop doesn't work with usb storage devices anymore...

Hello sskikos

I think your system is still infected

We cannot help you with malware removal in this forum.
Please read ?Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Help ? and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information in the Virus Help Forum
If you cannot complete any step, just miss it out and do what you can, but be sure to include this information in your post.
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus Help Forum; not back here in this one.

Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.


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The storage is only 32g (29.1 to be precise). It is full and I cannot update anything/add anything to it.I have inserted a Micro SD 32GB card into the slot on the side. It shows on the laptop on the 'd' drive.Can I transfer existing Apps/programs from the laptop over to the SD Card? If not, how do I get the laptop to recognise the SD Card as primary storage device and use this for future additions etc?Sorry as I am very PC illiterate so need help!

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Hello; How are you?

I'm new to this forum.

I have Compaq Presario CQ61-405SF and i try to doing clean installation of windows 7 but setup can not find my hard disk and i need to find Mass storage device driver.
So help me to find mass storage of my laptop

(sorry i m poor in english)

A:Missing Mass Storage Device Driver for Installing Win 7 In My laptop

Compaq Presario CQ61-400 Notebook PC series*-* Compaq Presario CQ61-405SF Notebook PC Product Specifications - c01980373 - HP Business Support Center

Notebook came with Windows 7.

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
If you did, NO need for any drivers.

How to use HP Recovery:
Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 7) - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
How to make HP Recovery DVD disks:
Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

How to make HP Recovery USB disk:
Using the Downloadable USB Recovery Flash Disk Creation Utility HP Pavilion dv6700z CTO Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
Compaq Mini CQ10-500 PC series*-* HP Support document - HP Business Support Center

If you have had Linux installed to the HD drive.
All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallati... Read more

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7 Month old HP Win7 6gb x64 machine. Keyboard and mouse drivers unaffected.USB Mass storage device properties messagewith driver check on:"Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device."with driver check off:Tells me drivers are corrupt or missing.Search show diver where it should be: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbstor.sys (also usbfilter.sys).Used the HP Recovery Manager to restore factory setting for USBStor.sys, it indicates it is successful but no changeon reboot, still cannot use flash drives, SD cards, external HDs. Units work find on my laptop.Called HP 4 times, after extensive troubleshooting each time, following their instructions, go to hp.com/go/instant, get screen saying request has been received. Each time tech tells me he cannot find my request.After a while, read 2 hours, told they need to talk to supervisor, will call me back, KISS OF DEATH, never hear from them.So can I fix this or am I going to have to pay for repairing a seven month old HP?Or am I going to have to buy yet another pc?

A:USB Mass Storage Device will not recognize external storage devices

Nobody has a clue, huh?
I guess I am the only one ever to have this happen!
Ok, thanks, goodbye.

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I'm still using my laptop normally since a few weeks that i got a black screen with the message "System Variable Storage is corrupted, using Default values. Press Esc to continue or F1 to enter Setup". Normally I hit Esc I everything goes normal. I tried to get in the Bios and load defaul values and save and exit...but it does the same. This message is only shown if I start the laptop, if I restart it it doesn't show the message. Do you have any clue how to solve it?Thanks Lenovo Yoga 14 20DM 256Gb ssd i5 6th gen 8Gb Ram running Windows 10

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I currently have the Intel ICH9M E/M Sata AHCI Controller, driver version dated 4 June 2009. Does anyone know if it's possible to upgrade to Intel Rapid Storage Technology, and if so, what's the latest version I can safely upgrade to, and do I need to make any BIOS changes?
As usual any help is really appreciated.

A:Can I upgrade from Intel Matrix Storage to Rapid Storage?

I have an Intel ICH9R controller and am using the same driver version. Was not able to find a newer one. I think the newer drivers aren't compatible anymore.
(Windows 7 has been installed few weeks ago.)

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Has anyone tried the new Storage Spaces feature in Windows 8? Your experience with it?

More specifically:

1. If this system is used on a shared network with other operating systems such as XP and Windows 7, can the storage pool drives be set up as shared, and become visible and usable from the XP and Win 7 machines?

2. If you have a Network Backup drive, like WD My Book Live, will it see and back up the Storage Spaces configured drive just like any other drive on the network?

A:Storage Spaces (Storage Pool) Experience?

I've only set this up on a Windows Server 2012 configuration therefore I cannot provide the exact steps on how to set one up in a client environment. That being said, a storage space/pool is essentially a virtual disk that resides on one or multiple physical disks allowing you to accumulate free space. For example if I have multiple servers with free space on their data drives I can then create a storage pool to accumulate this. To allocate this storage pool/space to a user or machine you will need to decide what you wish to do with it. Below are a couple of examples of how:

Share via Windows Folder Sharing (UNC Path)Use iSCSI to use the current ethernet infastructure allowing you to assign the storage pool/space a drive letter to the client machineIn a server environment you may wish to use it for DFS (Distributed File System) to maintain redundancy

Personally I use my storage pool as an iSCSI drive for which i have partitioned.

You can only use the free space of a non Windows install drive. To my knowledge you cannot overcome this with partitioning.

In relation to your second question, you will only able to use the share as a safepoint backup if it is shared via Windows Folder Sharing. For example: \\computername\share

Also you will need to make sure that the NAS is on the same workgroup as the Windows 8 machine hosting the storage pool otherwise it will not be able to find the share. Hopefully this is what you asking however pleas... Read more

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I have an Acer Aspire One CloudBook 14 with absolutely no storage space at all...not even for critical updates. It came with 28GB of which most of it was used for a reinstallation of the OS because of infection. There's a Windows.old file that for some reason I cannot delete no matter what...tried adding an external (flash) storage to no avail...At my wits end...there has to be a way to retrieve some if not all my storage back...

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When I got my laptop it was set up with a 1TB storage device but my pool only has 250GB even though I set up the device, how do I add storage to the pool?

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Windows 7.
With Google I couldn't find answer, how to handle USB removable media inside camera.
With camera there is no "Safely remove hardware and eject media" option.
When Photo camera is connected, a new camera device is installed and GUI window is opened with option to browse or copy photos. But there is no removable storage devise eject button on notification area. The USB removable Storage devise is also present on File Manager Computer left panel but again, there is no mouse right button eject option as normally with removable storage devices. I have checked in on several computers. How to understand. I don't believe that it's camera specific but Camera is Canon S95.
Any ideas?

A:How to handle and difference of USB storage and in Camera USB storage

Can you set the camera to "Disk Mode"? If so, it will treat the camera as a flash drive.

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I have a legacy Windows XP x86 machine that I am trying to migrate.  To do that I have mapped a number of shares on a Windows 10 x64 machine.  Most of them map normally.  However, when I try to map one of them I get:
Using a command line:
L:\>NET USE I: \\NYW10-0016\Install /PERSISTENT:YES
System error 1130 has occurred.
Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
Using mapping from File Explorer:
Windows Explorer
\\NYW10-0016\Install is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
The share shows up in my network places and I have been able to map it before to an XP machine.
The big difference between this share and others that I can map is that the share is a USB drive.  Again, please note that in the past I was able to map it.  Has something changed in Windows 10 to prevent mapping to a USB drive?


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Dear Sir,
We have windows 2008 R2 domain controller and we have just purchased windows 8.1 desktop but after joining domain users are not able to access windows 8.1 local d drive. all computers having same OU with other OS like windows 7/8/8.1.
We have enable removable storage access policy to block pen drive but local drive also block. if i remove this computrers from domain or move at computer OU then its working fine.
please help me to resolve this issue because i have 150 windows 8.1 desktops.



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Hi there,
i created a storage pool on windows 10 (goal was actually to create a windows firendly RAID0). Problem is when i plug it on a windows 7 machine, i can see disks in the disk manager but the Storage pool it self is not mounted. I cannot access the storage
pool like in windows 10, where it is mounted as a normal Hard Disk.
Are storage pools compatible with windows 7 ?
Thanks for your help,

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hey i recently bought an SSD with 250g space on it and i would like to move my OS and boot from there along with a few other programs from time to time, however i would like to continue using my HDD 1tb as a storage device with everything still intact. Im pretty uncomfortable with messing around with HDDs and backing up and stuff for whatever reason so i'm here asking for some advice before i get started!

A:put windows 10 on SSD and use HDD as storage

That's a perfectly standard setup that many people use.

You can either clone/migrate the current HDD to the SSD with the software that come with it or use a third party tool to clone it over. You can then then erase the HDD and move over the data you want to store on it. This will only work if you have less than 250GB of used space.


You can do a fresh copy of Windows onto the SS, install your programs, then clean up the old HDD and use it for the data. In this scenario I would move the data to the SSD you want to keep and also format the HDD so Windows is no longer there, then move the data back. But if you want to keep Windows and the programs on the HDD as a backup you could just leave it as is, just make sure the computer is in fact booting and running completely off the SSD; check teh BIOS boot order and boot it a few times without the HDD connected.

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Hi Everyone Long time reader just needed help now ,
Been running 4x 2TB HDD In Parity mode within storage spaces.
I have just added 2x 2TB more to the storage pool. Which went fine.
So i now have a total of 6x 2TB drives.
question i have is the 2 new drives are empty. I thought storage spaces would move all the data so all the drives are in sync.

at the moment the 4 old drive have the data and the new drives dont have any.
Of course i understand this but point using storage spaces is if a drive fails i can replace it and not lose any data. if there not all in sync this wont work right ?
Am i missing something ?
thanks alot all

A:Windows Storage Spaces.. Little help ?

this the only way ?

Right now the poor man's rebalancing is:- right-click largest drive in pool, select Remove
- wait a day
- re-add drive to the pool
- right-click second largest drive in pool, select Remove
- wait a day
- re-add drive to the pool
- right-click third largest drive in pool, select Remove
- wait a day
- re-add drive to the pool
- ...
- right-click smallest drive in pool, select Remove
- wait a day
- re-add drive to the pool
Storage Spaces already is recognized by the "Disk Defragmenter and Opitmizer" as being a Storage Space, and will offer to "Optimize" the drive.
Except that it claims the efficiency is 100% when in reality it's not 100%:
It seems like there's was the spot created where the functionality was *going* to go; it just never ended up being written.
It would be nice to finally have it written.

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I have a HP Stream Laptop. It says I don't have enough memory to download Windows 10, so I am trying to use a 16GB USB stick as an external storage device... can I do this? If yes, how? Thanks

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Hello. I read somewhere in a Storage space you can attach drives with different sizes.. I got a pool made of 3 x 500 GB drives. Now i added a 3 TB drive to the pool. But when i try to moves files to the drive. The disk goes offline and under "disk managemet" the disk is offline cause its out of space. Is it cause it cant use the 3 tb drive with 3 x 500 ? in a pool ?

Update: I found the answer. The storage pool does not automatic rebalance the drives. Will this be added in the future ?

A:Windows Storage spaces

Take look at those tutorial:
Storage Pool - Delete in Windows 8
Storage Spaces - Add or Remove Drives from Storage Pool in Window 8
Storage Spaces - Create a New Pool and Storage Space in Windows 8
Storage Spaces - Delete a Storage Space in a Storage Pool in Windows 8
Storage Spaces - Rename Storage Pool, Storage Space, and Drives
Storage Spaces Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

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Hello. I read somewhere in a Storage space you can attach drives with different sizes.. I got a pool made of 3 x 500 GB drives. Now i added a 3 TB drive to the pool. But when i try to moves files to the drive. The disk goes offline and under "disk managemet" the disk is offline cause its out of space. Is it cause it cant use the 3 tb drive with 3 x 500 ? in a pool ?

Update: I found the answer. The storage pool does not automatic rebalance the drives. Will this be added in the future ?

A:Windows Storage spaces

Take look at those tutorial:
Storage Pool - Delete in Windows 8
Storage Spaces - Add or Remove Drives from Storage Pool in Window 8
Storage Spaces - Create a New Pool and Storage Space in Windows 8
Storage Spaces - Delete a Storage Space in a Storage Pool in Windows 8
Storage Spaces - Rename Storage Pool, Storage Space, and Drives
Storage Spaces Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

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My laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad) needs me to free up space as I have apparently used 111GB and have 7.38GB free. It also shows that I have used 88.1GB on Apps & games. However, when I sort my apps from largest size to smallest and go through the list, the largest size is 2.05gb and the rest of the apps are less than 10GB added up altogether.
For example, the list goes 2.05Gb, 1.28Gb, 1.02Gb, 797mb, 399mb, 363mb, 289mb, 172mb, etc. I want to know how I have used 88.1GB and how to free up space as I am unsure where the other 78gb on apps and games has gone. Thanks for your help

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I want to install windows 8 on my 60GB ssd and use a 1TB hdd I have using storage space feature in windows 8. Is this possible?

A:Windows 8 storage space ssd and hdd

You can create a storage pool with a single drive...you just won't be able to use any of the resiliency functionality, but can expand it later.

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So I bought a pc from a friend who is not a computer guy at all.
When he bought it, he let his acquaintance install the operating system for him.
Hard drive is total 300gb,but the problem is that the dumbass partitioned it 30/270gb
I am fighing for free space.. (cache is cleared, windows update files cleared, everything..)
So I want to repartition it, but I don't know if I can add 20gbs to the C drive without formatting the 270gb D drive.

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