Sure, but understand flash drives were never intended as permanent storage devices. They were designed for things like taking home a document from work. Or taking a copy of a project to school.Can I use a flash drive USB for extra storage
"Expanding memory" is different than "extra storage". If you mean to improve your computer's performance by, in effect, adding more RAM, then you can do that with a flash drive using Windows "ReadyBoost" feature. That said, the same issues with fragility of these devices applies.to expand the memory
That suggest there is not enough free space on the disk drive. You need to free some up. I recommend running Windows own Disk Cleanup to get rid of the clutter. If you already have CCleaner installed, you can run that too. If you have installed programs you don't use, uninstall them.Windows can't update
to the latest version because there is not enough room.
Thanks. I should have done a little more homework.It is one of those machines with a 32GB flash drive built in.
Chrome does not take up much space but security programs sure can. Since Windows 10 already includes the very capable Windows Defender, I recommend you uninstall the anti-virus and free up more space. Windows likes to have free disk space to operate in to temporarily save temp and open files.I haven't downloaded any software apart from an
Anti virus and Chrome.
I have a Dell 11 3162 that crashed during a Win 10 update. I had previously inserted a 64Gb micro SanDisk SD card and had set things up so that updates would go to the SD card instead of the 32Gb eMMC built-in flash drive that Dell had installed the Win 10 OS. (I thought I had purchased a small laptop with a 32Gb SSD with Win 10 loaded.) I have downloaded the Dell Media Creation Tool (with Win 10 for this laptop build) and have created a USB boot disk. With the boot disk installed; the Win 10 clean install repair or recovery stops after around 50% with the message"THERE WAS A PROBLEM RECOVERING YOUR PC". I HAVE ATTEMPTED NUMEROUS TIMES "to recover from a drive" (USB) -no joy. What was your secret to successful update?I am a happy bunny,thank you.
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