You can never have enough storage

Especially in a computer!

With cloud based storage, I seldom worry about how much local storage I have.  Like most people, I suspect these days, online storage is just an extension of the local hard drive.  It’s so convenient and just seems normal.

Until you read stories like this:

Installing Windows 10’s October Update Could Result In A Nightmare, Here’s How To Avoid It

I still wonder about the scare message that seems to be going around about this particular upgrade – that Windows doesn’t check to see if you have enough storage before doing the upgrade.  That seems bizarre, and quite frankly, irresponsible.  I hope that, ultimately, it’s found to be just a scare tactic.

I think we all know how important it is to stay current.  Sometimes, though it can be a challenge.

A few years ago, I was gifted an Asus Vivotab.  It came with a whopping 32GB of storage.  Now, in the tablet world, that isn’t too shabby.  Especially when you’re storing things in the cloud.

It came with Windows 8 and I upgraded it to Windows 10.  The upgrade went really well and I’ve been using it quite comfortably since then.  As a tablet, “what” I run tends to be tap based even though my bluetooth keyboard connects nicely.  I was happy with the upgrade to version 1607.

But, time and upgrades come along.  Just this morning, I received a notice that Microsoft would soon be no longer supporting this version.

Just getting this far has been a tug or war with Windows.  With every update, it seemed, I did receive a warning that I didn’t have enough storage space.  Of course, Windows offered its cleanup tool which cleans up Windows stuff.  It was hardly enough so I had to uninstall some applications to free up the room and then go back and reinstall them.  So much for the philosophy that Windows will run nicely on all devices.  Actually, maybe I need to check that.  Once it installs, it runs nicely enough.

I’ll be watching for this October upgrade with my eyes open.  While there was a trend towards bigger and bigger physical hard drives, the latest trend is toward SSD drives and they just don’t have the same capacity.

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One thought on “You can never have enough storage”

  1. I must admit that it was a fear of Windows 10, which led to me buying a Mac Air. Maybe I just scare too easily. I read your post and I begin to wonder. I do love the Air though, especially the speed and battery life.

    Aviva

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