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My wife got this laptop at microcenter. At first she liked it . Not she is thinking theres not enough storage. I looked at the bottom and there a place for a ssd it looks like.

What I dont know is how that will work with the OS. Currently she cant even do windows update due to lack of storage. Would adding the ssd help ? I tried uninstalling

a lot of the bloat ware but its still isn't enough space. Any suggestions ? I know ,trash it and buy a real laptop. Never let ur wife pick out her computer.

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IMHO the quickest fix would use either a usb flash drive (128 gb or bigger ) or a external ssd hd and put a program files folder on it and install any extra programs, music or videos and downloads to that. Should solve the problem. Hope this helps . If you can install a ssd hd inside the machine it would be a permanent fix because  you could clone the os to it . 

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The unit comes with a 32GB eMMC drive,.. you can upgrade to 64GB. Or the cover plate on bottom is for an 5400RPM HDD 500GB or 1TB,.. you can get a 1TB 5400 2.5" HDD for cheep https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822179108&ignorebbr=1.

 

That unit does lack in performance, and comes with a ton of bloatware,.. after cleaning up her boot drive and installing a storage drive she will be fine.

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Went to asus site and checked the specs, this laptop should have 4 gb of memory for decent performance, unfortunately the memory can't be upgraded, so it will be allright for web surfing ( if you don't open more than 3 pages ) and emails etc. I actually think it may have a hard time playing videos because that also uses system memory. Sorry for your luck but if it was me I would not spend the money on a better ssd because you will still have a slow pc. As I memtioned before a usb stick for more storage is your best bet. Just my opinion.

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Thanks guys. The only game she plays is candy crush ????. I think a cheap hdd will be her best option. Then cloned as mentioned. Thanks again.

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She shouldn't have a problem with facebook games, surfing and emails, that is what these machines are designed for . :thumbsup:

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I made the order. 320g hdd for 28.00 dollars.

I wish I had just given her one of my ssd's then I would have gotten a larger one for me.

On a side note. I love this forum. I've been a member for a long time and the help IS AWESOME. Thanks to all.

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Ok. So today Installed the hdd in wife's laptop. I can't clone the built-in drive. I get an error telling me that the recovery partition of the storage will not copy or transfer.

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You should not have to clone the recovery partition ( as it is probably a system protected partition ) try just to clone the os partition , what cloning software are you using ?

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Whats the difference between cloning and image coping ? When I did the clone on my computer it also shrunk the size of the ssd . When I did the image it did not .

But when I tried to boot for the image it got a missing boot record massage . I dont understand that . Seems they would do the same thing

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