why is my laptop memory full

October 27, 2017 at 11:19:08
Specs: Windows 10
yesterday I bought an hp stream laptop. I have only downloaded iTunes and bittorent. it shows I only have 2.9gb of a 27gb memory free. how is this?

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#1
October 27, 2017 at 11:44:04
There's a difference between memory and storage capacity. Are you referring to memory as in RAM? Or are you referring to hard drive storage space?

Where are you seeing the numbers you're looking at?

Striking out my comments. I was unaware of the limited capacity of this hard drive.

Based on the comments of others, what you're seeing is expected due to the small amount of storage of the hard drive.

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#2
October 27, 2017 at 14:21:56
This PC-Devices and drivers- Windows (C)

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#3
October 27, 2017 at 14:34:35
'Cause it's an HP Stream. You're not supposed to do anything locally. You're given enough room to install Chrome, and that's about all you're expected to put on the thing.

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#4
October 27, 2017 at 20:56:33
I do not understand why they would sell a machine like that with only a 64GB drive. Cloud storage is one thing but what about a few programs? With the prices of relatively small SSD drives say 240-250GB range so affordable there is no reason for a laptop/notebook to have less storage than a cell phone with an SD card or a small tablet. Unfathomable.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
October 27, 2017 at 21:10:44
Yeah, I don't really get it either. It's a direct response to Chromebooks, but Google has reasons to keep you online. In fact, I bet you can buy that same HP laptop running Chrome OS for roughly the same price.

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#6
October 28, 2017 at 04:07:21
Research products thoroughly before you buy so you know what you're actually getting - - - that's the lesson to be learned here.

And you made a bad choice buying an HP laptop anyway - - they are notoriously unreliable - - a little research beforehand would have alerted you to that.

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#7
October 28, 2017 at 07:01:54
Its not even a 64 gig drive, it's a 32 gig.

It has 2 USB ports so you might be able to put a flash drive on one and store files on it but you still won't be able to install very many programs.


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#8
October 28, 2017 at 10:34:00
I'd suggest storing your iTunes files and BitTorrent downloads on flash drives, and possibly use some portable apps in lieu of installing:

https://portableapps.com/

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#9
October 28, 2017 at 19:27:47
A good solution, one flash drive for storage and another for portable apps (possibly all on one). Dont't forget to back up those files in the cloud or to a portable hard drive for security. If you look around a bit you will find tiny flash drives that barely stick out the USB port so they can be left in all of the time (though probably limited in size).

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