Windows updates are an essential part in maintaining a smooth-flowing and fast computer. This is how Microsoft repairs any glitches, system errors and general fixes of the operating system. Windows 10 is the latest OS by Microsoft and if you’ve recently upgraded to it, you may want to regularly install updates. Sometimes, you might come across errors telling you that Windows needs more space. Under this, you will be asked to use Disk Clean up to free up space or choose another drive or attach an external drive.
The most common cause of this error is that the drive you’re using does not have enough free space. Typically, the Windows 10 update requires 8GB of space. If you have less than that, you may experience this error. This usually occurs if your laptop or computer has very small capacity.
There are many ways to go about solving this problem. Here are 5 easy solutions to fix ‘Not Enough Space for Windows 10 Update’.
Windows 10 Disk Cleanup is a built-in tool which performs a quick scan on your drive for files that can be removed from your PC without making changes to your OS and without deleting your files. These could be temporary browser files, Recycle bin deleted files, Java applets, Windows temporary files, etc.
1.Go to My Computer or File Explorer. Right-click on Drive C and choose Properties. In Properties, run Disk Cleanup. You can also do this by typing in cleanmgr in Run utility.
2.Disk Cleanup for Drive C will appear. Here, you can chose the files to be deleted. Select OK to continue.
Select Clean up system files and choose the files to be deleted. Go to More Operation and free up more storage by uninstalling programs you don’t want to keep. You can also delete system restore points to free up some space.
Windows upgrades installers take up large amount of space in your drive. This method will decrease the required disk space in installing Windows upgrade. Don’t allow Windows to install the latest build. This will allow you to save around 2.5GB worth of storage space if you’re using Windows 10.
You may not be aware of this but your computer currently has many language packs installed in your computer. This may be eating up some of your precious space. Some of these languages may not really be useful to you. In most cases, you only need one or two languages installed. Follow the instructions below to delete some of them:
1.Launch Command Prompt by typing it in the Search bar or type in cmd in Run.
2.In the command line, type in Lpksetup /u
3.A window with the list of all display languages will appear. Put a check mark beside the boxes of languages you do not need. It will also show you how much space you’ve freed.
4.Click Next and proceed with the uninstallation process.
Once you made an upgrade to Windows 10, you will have a folder called Windows.old which contains all the previous data in your earlier OS version. This will take up a lot of space in your drive (usually Drive C). This will result in insufficient space when you want to add another partition to a drive. Back up your system drive first before formatting Drive C. You can copy the files again to your system after upgrading Windows 10.
Extending your drive is another solution you can use. Making use of third-party partition softwares is an excellent way to extend any drive without suffering from data loss. We recommend AOMEI Partition Assistant for this task. Apart from extending drives, it can also create, delete, copy, resize and merge partitions so you can free up more space without losing any of your important files.
1.Download AOMEI Partition assistant from their website for free.
2.Open the file and install the program.
3.Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Select Extend Partition Wizard.
4.Follow the instructions that will pop up.
AOMEI is created in such a way that it will be more powerful than the built-in tools in Windows like Disk Management. So if you’ve tried using Disk Management and still encountered the error, you might want to try using this program. The paid version of AOIMEI Partition Assistant software also offers more advanced features that may be useful.
Updating your Windows OS is something you should always do. It protects your PC from security breaches, malware attacks and system crashes. However, sometimes you’ll encounter errors when trying to update your operating system. Hopefully, one of the solutions above will fix this error in your computer.