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Fix not enough disk space to install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

2017-10-25 16:15:27 Posted by Jean to Partition Manager

Summary:
To fix not enough disk space to install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on your PC or laptop, you should figure out how much disk space is needed for the Fall Creators update, and pick up an easy solution to do disk cleanup and optimization or try to expand the c drive capacity.

How much disk space needed to install Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

"I'm doing Windows 10 Fall Creators update but the error message of low disk space keeps popping up. It seems that there is not enough disk space to install the update. So what's the next move? How much disk space needed in total?"

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update requirements for PC

RAM 1GB for 32 bit; 2GB for 64 bit
Hard disk space 16 GB for 32 bit; 20 GB for 64 bit
CPU 1GHz or faster
Graphics Microsoft DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Other Microsoft account; Internet access

 

Viewing from what the user described his scenario, he has run out of disk space when trying to take a fresh bite of the fruits brought by this Fall Creators Update in Windows 10. Namely, his PC did not meet the basic hardware requirement, the lack of the disk space, usually the system disk, would definitely stop the Windows Update Assistant from installing the update properly. As a result, Windows 10 Fall Creators update failed to install, or perhaps got stuck in the downloading phase.

As you can tell that approximately 20 GB free disk storage space is needed to install the whole system update package, however, it's reported that quite a few users have freed up 30 GB of hard drive space in Windows 10 by cleaning up after the Fall Creators update. So, in the event that the update asks for more disk space (greater than 20 GB) to install, it's merely another Windows bug!

How to fix not enough disk space issue on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

There are two simple ways you should first test out, which are disk cleanup and storage expansion. You can refer to the following instruction and decide which way you would like to try first.

  • If c drive is almost full but d, e, f drive is with huge free space, please go ahead to merge the free space into c.
  • If the whole disk comes short of storage space at the moment, a spring clean is a good way out.

All those jobs will both be done super easily and quickly with the help of EaseUS free partition manager. Click the link and learn in detail of every specific operation on PC.

Fix 1. Increase c drive space or extend c drive
Fix 2. Free up disk space in Windows 10

use free partition manager to fix not enough disk space to install windows 10 fall creators update

Have you got enough disk space to install Windows 10 update now? Do not worry at all if the answer is negative because you can take one further step to reclaim extra disk space!

Fix 3. Delete Fall Creators update installation files

Though the disk cleanup method basically deletes every insignificant junk files and help regain some disk space, you need a manual deletion of this update installation files, which will definitely release several GBs of storage for you.

Step 1. In the search box in Windows 10, type cmd and Command Prompt should appear in the result. Right click on it and choose Run as administrator.

Step 2. In the Command Prompt window, type the commands and press Enter after each:

net stop wuauserv
net stop bits

delete installation files to fix not enough space to install fall creators update

Step 3. Now follow the path C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution. Open the SoftwareDistribution folder and delete everything inside, not including the folder itself.

Step 4. Return to the Command Prompt, now type the other two commands and press Enter after each:

net start wuauserv
net start bits

After those commands fix, you shall try again to download and install the update without being disturbed by not enough disk space issue anymore.