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Windows Windows 10 Creation Tool Workaround?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Plastic_Manc, 27 Nov 2019.

  1. Plastic_Manc

    Plastic_Manc Member

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    Hey there, was just wondering if anyone knew of a solution to a small quandary I have.

    I currently have Windows 10 on my older Crucial C300 64GB SSD and therefore have vritually no space left on it (3.5GB after clearly a bit of dead wood out). I've bought another Samsung 860 EVO (500GB) to replace this drive and want to create a Windows 10 Creation Tool onto a USB. However I need 8GB of space on the C drive to create this even though I have tons of space on other drives.

    So is there another way of doing this without absolutely stripping everything out of the OS to create the 8GB of space?

    Cheers,

    Plastic
     
  2. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Well-Known Member

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    Get the ISO?
    Save directly to a memory stick, burn to a different stick then?

    I use a tool from this site link
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  4. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    If the C300 was the original drive that licence was installed to, & you have the key still, drop all the Data files to the 860 EVO & run a fresh install onto the C300.

    You'll need a minimum 8GB USB (ideally USB2) drive to create the ISO on, too.
    Also - and vital - install the same version of W10 that the original is, so you guarantee the licence key will work (can't use a Pro key for a non-Pro install, etc.)
     
  5. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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  6. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    back-up 8GB to a USB drive?
     
  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Run disk cleanup/storage sense too just be sure... especially if there's a windows.old folder still knocking around from a previous version.
     
  8. creative

    creative 500rwhp

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    and dont forget to run it in administrator otherwise it wont delete the windows crap.
     
  9. sandys

    sandys Well-Known Member

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    Use minitool partition software to clone sdd from one to the other, no need to reinstall. Pretty much done this on all my machines, haven't needed to reinstall windows for years.
     
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  10. Mr Meltdown

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    Clone it would be my suggestion too. Resizing the partitions after is usually what stuffs it all up mind.
     
  11. sandys

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    Partition tool with resize as it migrates, really couldn't be easier.
     
  12. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Reduce size of C: then use Clonezilla.
     
  13. spolsh

    spolsh Active Member

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    Another clone it vote here, unless there's a reason you want a fresh install ? In my experience cloning to a bigger drive is no problem at all, the awkward bit can be if the new drive is smaller. I use Macrium Reflect (free version), but clonezilla and loads of other free tools will do it too.
     
  14. Jeff Hine

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    Fresh install - after 'mission critical' back-up, of course - still always the best option
     
  15. Plastic_Manc

    Plastic_Manc Member

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    Thanks for all the replies. Managed to delete enough stuff to create the tool and do a clean install on the new SSD.
     

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