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Q: Not enough storage to download Windows 10

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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I downloaded a game and completely deleted all the files from my laptop but it's still saying it's taking up space need help?

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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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Hello all,
Noob to the forum, been a lurker for a bit but finally joined, but not new to computers. First actual post, so sorry if this has been covered before.
On my home network, I have a PC that I use as a server for my laptop and tablet, and to store backups on. It is wire connected to my router.
I would like to start downloading 2 or 3 podcasts, some are daily, others are weekly, then stream them for playback over the home network. I want to store these podcasts on the server/PC.
My question is, what is the best solution to automatically download and store these podcasts? I would also like to configure it in such a way that after a specified number of podcasts are stored, the system would automatically start to delete or overwrite the oldest podcasts, keeping the most recent available for playback.
Opinions on best options and configurations??

A:Download Podcasts to network for storage

Itunes has most of the settings you are looking for built in. First subscribe to the podcasts you want. See here for more info on how to do that. Click Media type pop-up button near the top left of the iTunes window, choose Podcasts, then select Podcasts in the sidebar on the left. If you don’t see Podcasts, choose Edit Menu, select Podcasts, then click Done. Click My Podcasts, then click Defaults near the bottom left of the window. Should see these settings. Set "Download Episodes" to on to automatically download them. You can also set a max number of podcast before deleted and/or delete podcast you have listened too. This is assuming you have Itunes 12, if Itunes 11, see here for slightly different instructions. 

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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 am trying to i. Bnstall win seven but i am facing problem of no drivers found. I tried the latest intel raid drivers from intel site, but it is not allowing further my mother board is old intel desktop mother board d915gav. Kindly say which intel raid drivers i have to download for win seven 32. even my pen drive is showing in bios but not the hard disk for which i need sata raid drivers. I have tried so many drivers, but the same result. i checked the cable and power and it is working in all four sata ports. i connected the cd drive data on all sata ports, which are working. I want to install win seven. In service packone i think that this problem is not there.
i have enhanced settings enabled in bios which says that enabling sata and pata. But i could not find the hard drive in the configuration settings.If anybody has any clue to how to know the exact driver for my system. precisely, i want to know which f6ply x86 zip to be downloaded for my motherboard

A:no drivers found pl download mass storage controller when installing

How are you installing Windows 7 ?

With a USB stick ?

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I have several Windows 7 OEM Installation CD's.  Microsoft is about to stop supporting Windows 7 in January of 2020.  I want to download (and save to disc), each and all individual Service Packs, and all subsequent updates, etc..., so that I
can install them in the future (after future hardware failures and reloads). Where can I download and save to disc all of these updates?  Installing updates from Windows Update automatically adds the updates to the OS, but I want to keep them for backups,
forever.  Can you help me out with a link or a suggestion on how to find such a URL?  Thanks in advance!  Sincerely, James 

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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 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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I want to upgrade my Acer Aspire Notebook from Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 32-bit to Windows 7 SP1 32-bit.  It qualifies for the "Supported Upgrade Scenerios" and my system passed the Windows 7 install compatibility test.  I found
the Windows 7 download page, but when I enter the Microsoft Product Key on the back of my Acer Aspire Notebook it doesn't accept it.
How do I resolve this problem?  I can't get Chat to work (loops me back to automated system) and I can't find a email or phone number for Microsoft to assist me.
Please help.  Thank you.
TO CLARIFY: Entering the product key on the microsoft windows 7 download page in order to do the download is where the key fails, not during installation.  I can't even get past the download approval.

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Hello All,

Please excuse my lack of Computing terminology when writing this - I am a complete novice in the use of a Computer having been entirely `self taught` on just the basics.

I clicked onto the `Get Windows 10` button on the Windows 10 upgrade onscreen display [the display that has the Time counting down to the expiry of the free Windows 10 upgrade offer] - a different onscreen display box appeared with the message `Starting download..... Once download is complete, you can start the upgrade, or schedule it for later`.

An Hour later there was no download amount that I would associate with the Windows 10 upgrade download.

My download amount in that period was just 14MB which I associate with my looking at Emails and a small update on my AVG Anti Virus Software.

I waited about another Hour before posting this as I had something else to attend to - now as I am about to submit this message the Windows 10 Download was supposed to start downloading almost 2 Hours ago - still no indication of a large download beginning.

I have a Download Meter on my Computer which I know to be really accurate but even if it was not I was expecting a `Massive` download when upgrading to Windows 10.

I am guessing that I will be advised to Close the Windows 10 download onscreen display box and try clicking onto `Get Windows 10` again but I wanted to check whether there might be a fairly long `Pre-download` process that is carried out prior to the actual download commencing and I did not... Read more

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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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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 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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and how is dvd+r sony 4.7 gb 120 min ok discs to burn ? my product key on here?

A:I need to download Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool. why is it harmful

That will be fine.

Use the the Win7 download tool to burn DVD after downloading ISO on the same version Win7 which is on your COA sticker as shown in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Continue to get help for your reinstall in your other thread: I Am PAsT Going CRazy! Please help! 1 day after I bought seemd wrong

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A free download manager designed to integrate seamlessly with Windows 7 is now available from Microsoft. Dubbed the Microsoft Download Manager, the utility is designed, as the label implies, to help users administer their downloads beyond the boundaries of the browser. More often than not, downloading very large files can be problematic, especially in the context of an unreliable connection. It is precisely in scenarios like these that a download manager will carry out any download tasks to the end, unlike browsers missing this functionality.

?The Microsoft Download Manager enables you to download files from the Internet in a more reliable and faster way than using a browser alone. Using the Download Manager makes it easier to download large files such as an application or multimedia files,? Microsoft explained.

According to the Redmond company, the Microsoft Download Manager comes to the table with support not only for Windows 7, but also for Windows Vista and Windows XP SP2 and SP3. Microsoft Download Manager was designed to work with Internet Explorer 8, IE7 and IE6 but also with Firefox 3 and Firefox 2.

Source -
Download Free Windows 7 RTM Download Manager - From Microsoft - Softpedia

A:Download Free Windows 7 RTM Download Manager

It's the worst download manager i have ever used.

The worst download manager-seven forums

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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 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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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.

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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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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Ya its a big problem you know. I start my pc with new installation with 40gb partition where 38gb is free. but after 2-3 months it becomes 15gb free space. I used ccleaner uninstalled many programs and deleted so many files. But i don't know why the hell it is not making free space. after all of these there is 20gb free. but how??? and why??

Pls need help

A:windows xp storage problem

Use one of these to see where the space is being used.
Hard Drive space usage:
TreeSize Free
Disk Detective



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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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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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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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I am getting a pop up message stating my storage is almost full.  I only have 2mb left of 918gb of storage.  Over 800 of it is in the system files.  I upgraded to windows 10 quite a while ago and don't really have that much used in other areas
of my computer.  Why would my system files be so high?  I did the clean up like it suggested and got rid of the old windows 8 files.  What is going on with this?  There doesn't seem to be a virus or anything....  HELP!!

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Hi Guys, Windows 7 security updates does not download, if showing N number of updates, it won't
download and the downloading shows life forever.\<o:p></o:p>
This problem has found in Windows 7 Ent and Windows
7 Ent SP1 in clean formatted PC with windows Activated and Domain not joined. Tried on several PCs and either it won't ever start or it will be showing 112 or 114 updates but it won?t ever download. Domain joined PCs have different
story, because GP options are enforced. There is no WSUS or patch management software yet on network. <o:p></o:p>
I am purely looking for an answer for this problem of Windows Update either not initiating at all if ever it is showing number of updates to be installed,
it never them downloaded and downloading screen with 0% activity is running forever. Please share any experiences and solutions. If there is a KB about it please refer. <o:p></o:p>
Any or all help is appreciated. Regards.<o:p></o:p>


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I'm working with a bootloader program for a product with my company. The code designates the USB connected product to act as a Mass Storage Device with 64Kb of memory. This is important because the image to be loaded is exactly 64Kb. This process
works perfectly for Windows 7. On Windows 8 and Windows 10 when looping at the properties of the Mass Storage Device there is 1Kb of (1024 bytes) of used space when the device should be completely free. I'm not sure where this mystery 1Kb comes from. Does
anyone know the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8/10 with regards to initializing a Mass Storage Device?

To make this problem even weirder I discovered that if the computer goes into Sleep mode and is woken up from Sleep mode. The the Mass Storage Device is fixed. It shows 64Kb of free space and the mysterious 1Kb is gone. What happens to the USB drive
in sleep mode? Is there a reset that occurs that causes the computer to reread the correct storage space?

When I unplug the USB and re plug it back it the problem returns. And is again fixed by a Sleep mode cycle.

Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

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Hi Guys, I would like to install Windows XP on my new Lenovo G50-80 laptop. Kindly help me with Storage drivers (AHCI) Thanks,Gulab Pasha

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I've recently added a couple of drives to my existing Storage Pool which is made up of the following drive sizes:


The pool is set for parity.

The total pool capacity showing is 18.1TB and currently using 8.27TB however when I check the drive within Windows Explorer it reads:

Storage space (drive V) 2.76TB free of 8.26TB

Please note that I have optimized the pool.

Am I missing something here as I would assume that the 8.26TB would increase to what the total pool capacity is (18.1TB)?

Please note I can increase the "Available pool capacity" from 9.91TB to 18.1TB but I'm concerned that I'll lose all my data.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.


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The drive was set to "Offline" in storage Spaces and nothing seems to work to get it back "Online"
Does anyone have experience with this?
Any help will be appreciated.

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I am having a proving to be very difficult issue and getting virtually no viable support from MS so I come to you guys for help. Let me start with specs then I will get into my issue.

WIN7 64 Pro
12GB Crucial Balistiks DDR 1600
c:\ 300GB WD Raptor
5 1TB WD Caviar Blacks
ATI Radeon 4870 Dark Knight
Creative Sound Blaster Fataility
Asus P6X58D-E
Intel i7 930
Corsair 950 PSU
Obsidian 800D with 5 Hot swapable sata drive bays



After a MS update I noticed that one of my SATA drives dropped off as if it went bad, the indication for this was that it became inaccesable. I connected the drive via USB and still could not get into the drive. I connected it to my XP OS and presto it was back and fine. When I rebooted I noticed another drive formed a yellow BANG<!> sign, then another and another until all my drives besides the drive that contained my OS droped off.

After pulling my hair out for hours I was able to determin that without a doubt it was not my hardware as everything worked on my XP OS. I rebooted into WIN764 and I downloaded all the service packs and all available updates. After getting the updates and rebooting all my SATA drivesshowed back up which was an improvement but I was still not able to access my flash drives even though the DEVMAN could see them just fine. I could not and still cannot access any external drives, air card or phone that contains a SD card or mass sto... Read more

A:Code 32 - Windows will not see ANY storage device

Have you installed the latest chipset drivers for your motherboard? You can find them here -

Update the bios to improve hardware compatibility:

You could have a look at this usb fix if the bios update doesn't fix your problem - USB Driver - General Fix for Problems

Here's another fix - http://windows-exe-errors.com/fix-wi...ognized-error/

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Hello, everyone =)

OK, well, I've got an external hard drive that I'm connecting to my USB port. I can mount it just fine in linux (mount /dev/sda1) but in Windows XP Pro, it appears in the system tray as a "USB Mass Storage Device" but I can't seem to access it from "My Computer" in any way. I'm a Linux user who is rather new to Windows, but I still have a feeling that this is not my own problem. Anyone have any ideas of what is going on?

Thanks in advance

A:Windows XP Pro not seeing a USB Mass Storage Device

You may not have a windows filesystem installed on the drive yet. If that's not the problem, try this fix:

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

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I have windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, when I click on "safely Remove Hardware and eject media" it does not turn off the usb flash disk the light is still on , but in xp it does turn off the light ,,

A:windows 7 does not turn off usb mass storage

Hello arash,

That is perfectly normal. The USB port is still supplying power to the drive, just not sending any signal.

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My Windows mobile phone have been running slow few weeks ago. I have been using this for 4 yrs. I have installed programs or store most of my files in the storage card. However, I have noticed each time I deleted some items in my storage or deleted messages the storage capacity becomes low, thus giving me no idea why it says the storage capacity is critical..i have even deleted the IE files and deleted some of my unused programs. I restarted it, but it still the same. I tried texting message but it can not be sent.

Can u help me get through this?

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I need  to use NT backup on windows 7 machines, there is an NT backup utility from MS that I have downloaded but I need removable storage management to install the download(RSM). RSM is not available on Windows 7 and I need to know if there is a way
to download it.

A:I need removable storage management on windows 7


Removable Storage Manager (RSM) is no longer included in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2. If you want to restore a backup from a tape device, please perform the restore on one of the following operating systems:
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
The Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 is not intended to remain on computers that are running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 indefinitely and should be removed once you have restored backups that were made
on Windows XP and on Windows Server 2003.
More information, please see:
Description of the Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974674Tracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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Hi, so i recently just bought a new laptop for gaming with a 256gb SSD. I have noticed under storage that its split into 2 drives. (C: and D.
The C: drive is the one using all the space atm and is currently using 65/155gb (i have nothing installed). This is also after i performed a disk cleanup of the drive and removed my windows.old file.
When i go in further its the System&Reserved thats taking up most of it.
Further again and its the system files thats using 47gb. It says these files help windows run and my PC wont work without them.

Anyway im a little concerned that ive lost so much space before I?ve even got into using the Laptop and am wondering what could be using it up.

Any help is HUGELY appreciated and sorry for the long post!


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Can someone give me a simple explanation of how Windows 10 backup works? I am not asking how to set it up, or how to create a system image, but rather how it behaves. When it backs up files, does it compare source with destination, then copy only if the source file of the same name is newer? Or, does it copy all files, regardless, filling up my external hard drive. I would like to limit the amount of storage for backup. In other words, if it's safe, I want to delete everything that is not up to date.

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Can't you use your own storage devices, my anti virus company makes it sound like I must purchase storage from them.

A:Windows Vista Backup storage

Moved to Vista forum

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Many websites have a default icon showing next to the URL in the address bar. I am able to make a shortcut to my desktop and the website icon is carired over, so you could click on it.

Some of these "custom" icons are very colorful and informative.

Where are these icons stored on my system and are they accessible to use? Kindly let me know the filesystem locations for XP and Vista.


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