I’m writing this post on my daughters HP Stream 13 that my father bought her a couple of years ago and I’ve been trying to update it without success. The problem is the need to have 5GB of free space on the drive which is something that I don’t have. I think I’ve tried for the better part of a year trying to get the update installed with no luck. I did go into the computer settings using my admin credentials and noticed that a ton of hard drive space is being taken up by recovery disks and stuff like that. I tried to remove them but Windows 10 won’t let me which is a slight annoyance.
In this new age of computers with tiny ass hard drives, Microsoft needs to provide a better way to update the OS rather than just using the old C:\ drive to store everything for the update. I’d be happy with just being able to use a flash drive or something. I’ve read a few posts that says you might be able to do this but its way too involved and I’m just not that worried about security to bother with a 10 step process that “might” help update the HP Stream.
I’ve definitely learned my lesson regarding buying computers, I’m not going to get something with low memory like a Chromebook or a similarly speced out Windows computer. I want at least 256GB on the hard drive, 1TB technically is what I want but a lot of computers don’t even come with that configuration option unless you’re willing to shell out mucho money. My MacBook Pro that will no longer receive updates after this year has 1TB drive and that was an update from its 750GB hard drive. I have plenty of space for apps, data, and OS updates. I don’t put a ton of stuff in the cloud even though thats the way companies want you to go because you’re now subscribed and always paying for storage instead of paying for it just once.
I was really considering getting a new Surface Pro but these difficulties with Windows 10 might keep from actually doing it. I want a touch screen with a pen but its more like a nice to have and not a must have. On the other side of the equation, the lack of ports on the new Macs royally sucks, I still use my Mac to sync my phone, ipads, and tons of other stuff which requires a real USB port. I don’t need thinner and lighter, I need something with a ton of ports, be semi thin, and have a huge ass hard drive (2TB would be ideal now).
Oh yeah, I also finished this blog post on my MacBook Pro, the HP Stream was pissing me off too much to keep using it so I switched to my more powerful machine.