[SOLVED] How to clear up some space for factory reset?

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Hey, I'm trying to wipe a laptop I have but it needs at least 2GB of storage free to do so. The laptop itself has 24GB of storage with 18GB of that being reserved window files. I've tried removing everything I could but there is still just not enough space left. Help would be appreciated, thanks.
 

USAFRet

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I'm trying to factory reset a laptop so I can sell it. I can't because windows needs 2GB of free storage. It's an HP stream
Which OS is on it?

If Win 10, just boot up from a USB and do a full fresh install.
Delete all existing partitions in the process.

 

Colif

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So you only have 24gb total storage? its a 32gb ssd?

You might be best doing a clean install. Instead of a factory reset, windows is going to get in the way of itself.

if it is only 32gb, @USAFRet might be able to help as he has one with similar restrictions
 

USAFRet

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Hey, I'm trying to wipe a laptop I have but it needs at least 2GB of storage free to do so. The laptop itself has 24GB of storage with 18GB of that being reserved window files. I've tried removing everything I could but there is still just not enough space left. Help would be appreciated, thanks.
"trying to wipe"

Why the wipe?
What is the end goal here?
What device is this?
 

USAFRet

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I'm trying to factory reset a laptop so I can sell it. I can't because windows needs 2GB of free storage. It's an HP stream
Which OS is on it?

If Win 10, just boot up from a USB and do a full fresh install.
Delete all existing partitions in the process.

 
May 20, 2020
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So you only have 24gb total storage? its a 32gb ssd?

You might be best doing a clean install. Instead of a factory reset, windows is going to get in the way of itself.

if it is only 32gb, @USAFRet might be able to help as he has one with similar restrictions
How can I do this?
 
May 20, 2020
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Which OS is on it?

If Win 10, just boot up from a USB and do a full fresh install.
Delete all existing partitions in the process.

Guide me through this please.
 

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