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It is possible to install windows creator update

Discussion in 'NEO Z83-4' started by xixou, May 19, 2017.

  1. SAGB

    SAGB New Member

    I found info on Microsoft's web site for creating an MSR partition. I can't post the link because of the forum restrictions. Also, did you try creating empty unpartitioned space before running the repair by booting from an external drive?
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2018
  2. CptDobey

    CptDobey Member

    Is it this one : https://technet.microsoft.com/fr-fr/library/cc770438(v=ws.11).aspx ?

    One interesting info is it is mentioning a GPT formatted disk. If I do understand well, it means an MSR partition is useless on an MBR formatted disk. This is confirmed (somehow) by this Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Reserved_Partition

    So, the question is: is the Minix SSD formatted as a GPT disk or an MBR one ?
    That's easy to konw: https://www.howtogeek.com/245610/ho...pt-or-mbr-and-how-to-convert-between-the-two/
  3. alexf

    alexf New Member

    This worked great, and is much better than partitioning!
    I think this deserves its own thread and sticky.
  4. Frederick_99

    Frederick_99 Well-Known Member Trusted Helper

    I'm sure I was given the option when updating my Z83-4 Pro to use a USB flash drive to overcome storage space issues
    I got to this bit by selecting the " Fix It" option ( or similar) whilst updating
    not sure whether this applies to the Z83-4 though
  5. 1000

    1000 New Member

    I have tried the method above and it didn't work on my Windows 10 Updates on my NEO Z83-4 - I have less space than before - can you please help - I don't know how to fix - have tried cleaning disk space but its still not enough
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  6. skynet

    skynet Well-Known Member Trusted Helper

    No need to change anything with partitions.
    Uninstall all personnal apps, clean your windows and you should be able to upgrade your windows.

    Another model with same SSD space : http://www.minixforum.com/threads/upgrade-win10-to-creative-fall-1709-version.18429/
  7. Sally3

    Sally3 New Member

    Here's my update problem.
    Received a new Z83-4 today, and it of course wanted to update. After the initial failure I looked on here and took the advice. Increased the System partition to 1GB. The update proceeded almost to the end but then ran out of memory.
    Windows did a lot of updating before and after restarting, but the update still wasn't finished.
    I decided to increase the System partition to 2GB, and then restarted the update. It then failed to start because it 'hadn't got the 8GB memory needed.' It seems that the Windows partition had suddenly become nearly full.
    I've looked through that partition with a file manager, removed all temporary and download files, can't see what has taken up so much memory.
    Does anyone have any ideas what has happened, please?
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  8. brooksa

    brooksa New Member

    Just do a fresh install of Windows 10 Fall Creators Edition Update.

    1. FIRST: Download the Z83-4 drivers found here:
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=Z83-4_device_drivers_Win10_64bit.rar
    PUT THEM ON A NETWORK OR EXTERNAL DRIVE. YOU WILL NEED THEM LATER

    2. Then READ and FOLLOW the Microsoft Instructions. You will need a USB Drive that can be Erased (8GB minimum).
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...f/aef0ae63-2117-41ee-a8ea-4a3181625b08?auth=1

    Perform a Clean Install on an Empty Hard Disk/SSD by Booting from Install Media USB Thumb Drive

    Note: You can safely delete ALL partitions currently on the device during the install. The install will recreate everything it needs and you will likely end up with additional free space when the process is complete.

    3. Windows will auto Activate... Graphics card driver will auto install. (give it 10 minutes) and for the remainder of the missing drivers, just point them to the extracted RAR file location that you saved in a safe place from step 1.

    4. Fresh, Clean, Shiny & New, Enjoy!

    PS: The System Reserved partition does not need to be more than 500MB maximum. The Windows Install will automatically create it after you delete ALL partitions.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 19, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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