Lessons I learned from a system with only 32GB storage


cereberus

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I've tried to follow this thread. I've only been involved in a couple of these low grade machines. In Windows 10, when an upgrade came down the pike and a machine did not have enough storage, the process would tell me. I could insert a usb drive, point to it and the upgrade would use it to create the windows.old folder. Then the machine would upgrade. Is that no longer possible in WIndows 11 without jumping through all these hoops? Just askin'.
Pretty sure same is true but we have yet to have a build upgrade. Could try with a repair upgrade or manual upgrade from W10 to W11 I suppose.

Anyway, you can always use my clone to hyper-v vhdx upgrade method and reclone back to device method - done it many times.
 

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Pretty sure same is true but we have yet to have a build upgrade.....
We should find out soon, if the Insider Release Preview channel is any guide.
That used a full build upgrade to go from RP 21H2 to RP 22H2.
 

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    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
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    8GB
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
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    Dell Lattitude E4310
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

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I didn't know compact OS was a option.

I have the ASUS e203 but mine is only 2gb of ram with 32gb emmc.

I bought it years ago as something I could carry on the bus to do some work instead of lugging around my xps 15.

From what I remember when there was a update windows would ask you plug in a usb stick for extra temporary storage.

Might have to dig it out at some point and see if windows 11 will install on it.
The 32GB will work fine, at least for a clean install, with lots of space left over. However the 2GB RAM might be an issue. Are you sure that the e203 you have really has only 2GB RAM? I thought that the minimum RAM on that system was 4GB, but I may be wrong.

TIP: If you performing a clean install and Windows complains about the amount of RAM, simply do this:

1) Start setup over again by booting from your thumb drive.

2) When you get to the first static screen (the first screen where setup pauses to ask for information), open a command prompt by pressing SHIFT + F10 and then enter this command:

reg add HKLM\System\Setup\LabConfig /v BypassRAMCheck /t reg_dword /d 0x00000001 /f

This will suppress the check for sufficient RAM.

3) Close the command prompt and continue setup as usual.

4) When Windows is done being installed, open an elevated command prompt and enter this command:

compact /compactsos:always

This should free up about an extra 2.5GB of storage space.
 

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the 2GB RAM might be an issue. Are you sure that the e203 you have really has only 2GB RAM? I thought that the minimum RAM on that system was 4GB, but I may be wrong.
Apparently it was available with a choice of 2GB or 4GB. If it came with 2GB then it cannot be upgraded to 4GB.


Windows 11 will actually run in just 2GB, I have found. Just how well is dependent on the processor speed, of course.

works fine, albeit a little sluggish - no 64-bit OS should be asked to run in just 2GB of RAM :ROFLMAO:
Let's install Windows 11 on incompatible hardware - post #717
 

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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
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    Dell Lattitude E4310
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

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Apparently it was available with a choice of 2GB or 4GB. If it came with 2GB then it cannot be upgraded to 4GB.


Windows 11 will actually run in just 2GB, I have found. Just how well is dependent on the processor speed, of course.


Let's install Windows 11 on incompatible hardware - post #717
I have done tests with W10 in a hyper-v vm and it will run in 500 MB! I have not tested W11 yet but I would not be surprised to get a similar result.


edit: W11 running in 512 MB - obviously needs to pagefile a lot.

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my laptop of Lenovo IdeaPad 120S, 2GB RAM. 32GN eMMC runs Windows 11 fine with all present updates.
I did clone than install on this laptop. it indeed could save much time and work.

I got a spear PC, NOT rich in hardware. just 4GB RAM and 250GB SSD. installed Windows 11 with all present updates. then did ghost image.
When any PC needs an OS of Windows 11, given the PC running Windows 10. Simply clone/restore the image of Windows 11 on the PC. when done, boot PC and Windows 11 will automatically update on this PC. then done, unless you would refine drivers manually.
At last, you may need to install some apps when OS clone/install done.

My recent Windows 11 installs on PC have been completed this way. Clone then boot. As said, it indeed saves much time and work.

yes, Lenovo IdeaPad 120S, 2GB RAM. 32GN eMMC was running slower on Windows 10. and no way to run Windows 10 updates.
 

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    Micron DDR5-4800 (2400MHz) 16GB (2 x 8GB)
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Running on a half GB of RAM, wow, that's crazy. Thanks for sharing the test results.
 

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    ASUS Prime Z590-A
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    HP Envy 32
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    4k 15-inch
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I ran the command to query the compact status.
Got a message that "The system is not in the compact state because Windows has determined that, it is not beneficial for this system"
 

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Running on a half GB of RAM, wow, that's crazy. Thanks for sharing the test results.
Iiittt waaaaassss veeeerrrryyyyy sss sllllooooowwwwww LOL
 

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    I7
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    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
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    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
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LOL, love it. It's still amazing that it was able to run at all.
 

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    ASUS Prime Z590-A
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    128GB Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    No GPU - CPU graphics only (for now)
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    Realtek (on motherboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Envy 32
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    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1 x 1TB NVMe Gen 4 x 4 SSD
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    Corsair HX850i
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    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black cooler + 10 case fans
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    Intel i7-7500U
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    32GB
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    Dual Intel HD 620 and Nvidia GeForce 940MX
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    4k 15-inch
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    4k (3840 x 2160)
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    1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD
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I ran the command to query the compact status.
Got a message that "The system is not in the compact state because Windows has determined that, it is not beneficial for this system"
I'm not sure what all the circumstances that it takes into account are, but I seem to also vaguely recall from a long time ago that it requires a solid state storage (SSD or eMMC). It's possible that it may not even be enabled on a spinning disk but I'm not 100% certain of this.
 

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    ASUS Prime Z590-A
    Memory
    128GB Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    No GPU - CPU graphics only (for now)
    Sound Card
    Realtek (on motherboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Envy 32
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
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    1 x 1TB NVMe Gen 4 x 4 SSD
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    2 x 512GB 2.5" SSDs
    2 x 8TB HD
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    Corsair HX850i
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    Corsair iCue 5000X RGB
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    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black cooler + 10 case fans
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    CODE backlit mechanical keyboard
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    HP Spectre x360 15-BL012DX
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    Intel i7-7500U
    Memory
    32GB
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    Dual Intel HD 620 and Nvidia GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Built-in Realtek HD Audio
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    4k 15-inch
    Screen Resolution
    4k (3840 x 2160)
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    1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD
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    1Gb Up / 1Gb Down
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I'm not sure what all the circumstances that it takes into account are, but I seem to also vaguely recall from a long time ago that it requires a solid state storage (SSD or eMMC). It's possible that it may not even be enabled on a spinning disk but I'm not 100% certain of this.
Ok, this is on a SSD and not a spinning disk. Possible that since the SSD is 240GB, Windows decided that it doesn't need to compact ?
 

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    Asrock Z270 Taichi
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 630 onboard
    Sound Card
    Onboard
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    Benq 1080p
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
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    NVMe
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    Cooler Master
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    Some Chinese basic wired
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Ah, yes. That makes sense. It's intended only for systems with very small amounts of storage. You really don't want to use it otherwise because it will harm performance.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 22H2
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    Intel i7-11700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z590-A
    Memory
    128GB Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    No GPU - CPU graphics only (for now)
    Sound Card
    Realtek (on motherboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Envy 32
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1 x 1TB NVMe Gen 4 x 4 SSD
    1 x 2TB NVMe Gen 3 x 4 SSD
    2 x 512GB 2.5" SSDs
    2 x 8TB HD
    PSU
    Corsair HX850i
    Case
    Corsair iCue 5000X RGB
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black cooler + 10 case fans
    Keyboard
    CODE backlit mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1 Gb Down
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Additional options installed:
    WiFi 6E PCIe adapter
    ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 PCIe adapter
  • Operating System
    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro 22H2 and Windows 10 Pro 22H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 15-BL012DX
    CPU
    Intel i7-7500U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Dual Intel HD 620 and Nvidia GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Built-in Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4k 15-inch
    Screen Resolution
    4k (3840 x 2160)
    Hard Drives
    1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1Gb Down
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    RAM Upgraded from 16GB to 32GB WiFi Upgraded from WiFi 5 to WiFi 6 SSD upgraded from 512GB NVMe SSD to 1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD

cereberus

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Ah, yes. That makes sense. It's intended only for systems with very small amounts of storage. You really don't want to use it otherwise because it will harm performance.
But surprising minimal performance lost.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0

hsehestedt

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-11700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z590-A
    Memory
    128GB Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    No GPU - CPU graphics only (for now)
    Sound Card
    Realtek (on motherboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Envy 32
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1 x 1TB NVMe Gen 4 x 4 SSD
    1 x 2TB NVMe Gen 3 x 4 SSD
    2 x 512GB 2.5" SSDs
    2 x 8TB HD
    PSU
    Corsair HX850i
    Case
    Corsair iCue 5000X RGB
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black cooler + 10 case fans
    Keyboard
    CODE backlit mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1 Gb Down
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Additional options installed:
    WiFi 6E PCIe adapter
    ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 PCIe adapter
  • Operating System
    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro 22H2 and Windows 10 Pro 22H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 15-BL012DX
    CPU
    Intel i7-7500U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Dual Intel HD 620 and Nvidia GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Built-in Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4k 15-inch
    Screen Resolution
    4k (3840 x 2160)
    Hard Drives
    1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1Gb Down
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    RAM Upgraded from 16GB to 32GB WiFi Upgraded from WiFi 5 to WiFi 6 SSD upgraded from 512GB NVMe SSD to 1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD

Bree

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But surprising minimal performance lost.
I'm running RP 22621.382 as a native boot vhdx on this laptop I'm currently typing from. I've never bothered to check before, but I've just looked and it seems Windows has determined that it should be a Compact OS.

So that's (potentially) a double hit on performance, the native boot and having to expand the system files. Honestly can't say I'd noticed any impact.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

jonnboy1976

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my laptop of Lenovo IdeaPad 120S, 2GB RAM. 32GN eMMC runs Windows 11 fine with all present updates.
I did clone than install on this laptop. it indeed could save much time and work.

I got a spear PC, NOT rich in hardware. just 4GB RAM and 250GB SSD. installed Windows 11 with all present updates. then did ghost image.
When any PC needs an OS of Windows 11, given the PC running Windows 10. Simply clone/restore the image of Windows 11 on the PC. when done, boot PC and Windows 11 will automatically update on this PC. then done, unless you would refine drivers manually.
At last, you may need to install some apps when OS clone/install done.

My recent Windows 11 installs on PC have been completed this way. Clone then boot. As said, it indeed saves much time and work.

yes, Lenovo IdeaPad 120S, 2GB RAM. 32GN eMMC was running slower on Windows 10. and no way to run Windows 10 updates.
I have a Lenovo IdeaPad N580. Can you tell me more details of this clone/restore process please?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo N580
    CPU
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz 2.20 GHz
    Memory
    12 GB
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Windows Insider since 2012. (MS didn't officially name the program until 2014).
    I don't have near the knowledge or expertise that many people on this site have. But more than average. I love tech and always looking to learn more.

Kim Parker

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Hasleo has a neat program "WintoUSB". 3 versions - free, professional, and enterprise. The free version can create a "Windows to go" on a USB SSD drive. it can even clone a current install to another usb or thunderbolt drive. The free version can also clone a current running Windows to a USB Drive. The Pro version can do the same thing and also to a Thunderbolt drive.

The Hasleo "Windows to go" can be used on other computers. I believe it uses the drivers from the computer it is plugged in to. I tried making a W2G on an SSD and it is just as fast as any of my other installs on hard drives.

This program doesn't require only certain approved drives, it can be installed to any kind. This might be a solution for laptops that don't have enough storage. That is, just bypass then boot up with the W2G.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 physical Windows 11 virtual
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    12
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    128
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia
    Screen Resolution
    1360x768
    Hard Drives
    2
    PSU
    850
    Case
    Cooler Master
    Cooling
    fans
    Keyboard
    ergonomic
    Mouse
    wired
    Browser
    several
    Antivirus
    abast

Kim Parker

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Windows 10 physical Windows 11 virtual
Hasleo has a neat program "WintoUSB". 3 versions - free, professional, and enterprise. The free version can create a "Windows to go" on a USB SSD drive. it can even clone a current install to another usb or thunderbolt drive. The free version can also clone a current running Windows to a USB Drive. The Pro version can do the same thing and also to a Thunderbolt drive.

The Hasleo "Windows to go" can be used on other computers. I believe it uses the drivers from the computer it is plugged in to. I tried making a W2G on an SSD and it is just as fast as any of my other installs on hard drives.

This program doesn't require only certain approved drives, it can be installed to any kind. This might be a solution for laptops that don't have enough storage. That is, just bypass then boot up with the W2G.
To clarify - the program can install to any kind of usb drive, not just those approved on the Microsoft List when they had Windows to Go.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 physical Windows 11 virtual
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    12
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    128
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia
    Screen Resolution
    1360x768
    Hard Drives
    2
    PSU
    850
    Case
    Cooler Master
    Cooling
    fans
    Keyboard
    ergonomic
    Mouse
    wired
    Browser
    several
    Antivirus
    abast

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