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HP Laptop Recommendation


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#1 cobaltpink

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 11:49 AM

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I am troubleshooting a HP laptop, (Motherboard specs) product = 82BD, Version, 11.08 and a single SSD with a limit of 28 GB. The laptop's Disk space is completely filled up and I ran the Disk Cleanup utility, got rid of unnecessary user files and compressed the rest, however that only freed up very little space. My ultimate goal is to be able to install a brother printer and its drivers on said laptop. Any recommendations? In my personal opinion I believe the person should get a better computer. 

 

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Edited by hamluis, 18 July 2018 - 01:28 PM.
Moved from Backup/Imaging to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:53 PM

This sounds like an HP Stream. What I did with one of these that did not have enough room to do a Win 10 update was use a Live Linux USB to format the drive NTFS then use another USB with the Win 10 installer to install Win 10.

 

You need to download any version of Linux, Mint is as good as any. The file comes down as an ISO and you will need to use Rufus ( from Akeo ) to create a bootable USB drive. You will also need to download a copy of the WIN 10 installer ISO, and use Rufus to create a second bootable USB. Then boot the Linux from the USB - you may need to change the boot order to do this - and let it run to the desktop. Do NOT click 'Install' at any stage, it will run in RAM. Then open the file manager, select the hard drive and select 'Format.. Once the drive is blank shut the computer down and repeat with the Windows installer.

 

NOTE. This procedure will delete any applications installed and all data created. Back up the data before starting and make a note of any installed applications as well.

 

You should finish up with about 15 - 18 GB of space after doing this and before re-installing applications and replacing data. And i don't necessarily disagree with your last point !

 

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 12:45 PM

This completely slipped my mind, Thank You!



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:00 PM

"...compressed the rest..."  Please tell me what you did, I want to learn from you.


Edited by RolandJS, 20 July 2018 - 08:28 PM.

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 08:31 PM

Why do you need linux at all, just do a Clean Install right?  Choose Custom, Delete all partitions from the top down and install.  Then use an SD card to store data and or programs also.

 

@Chris, or are you saying to install to One Partition instead of the Standard four to save a little more space?


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 10:38 PM

Yeah this is why you should never buy a sub $300 laptop, most are crap unless its a refurb

This is why i got a hp probook 6470b laptop for $100 on craigslist, it may be older but has far more space capability than most modern sub $300 laptops.


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