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Has anyone run into this yet? 

Brand new machine arrived with Solid State disk and Win 10 on it with OEM Office installed.  Fire the puppy up, and try to run windows updates. 

FAIL. 

Solid State might be nice, but to get the price point down, the manufacturer included such a tiny disk that it only had 5GB free, and I couldn't even run Windows Updates!  We're talking about the machine being up for only one hour and it couldn't even do the first update! 

So I immediately removed some unnecessary software ... still not enough space.  Tried adding an SD card to it so the OS would have extra space, couldn't get Windows to like that as an option, and finally removed the OEM Office just to have enough room. 

Updates complete, yay.  Went to install Office 2016 Home from the subscription license. The *many many expletives deleted*  only allows the option to "install." No customize.  So I watched it fill that hard drive up again, now only 1GB free.  I'd be happy removing OneNote and Access, but do they offer you any options from the control panel?  Nope, take the whole stinking thing or leave it.  ("Change" leads to "Repair" options only.) 

So, long rambling ranting message comes to a point ... has anyone worked with O2K16 to install the bits to an extra drive, such as what the computer now sees as a "D drive" (that's really an SD card)? 

I know it's not ideal, but WTF how am I supposed to actually use the machine?  I'm on the verge of sending it back. 

I did find this, but haven't tinkered yet:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Office365/comments/3mej5i/need_to_install_office_2016_on_a_different/



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What is the breakdown of space on that system?

Use this tool

If it really is that small a drive, I would send it back, but I cannot believe that a manufacturer would ship like that.....

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Thank you nick!  The disk is 32GB according to the order.  Looks like windows sees the C partition at about 29GB, and there's a "recovery partition."  With just Windows 10, some manufacturer loaded software, and office, there was 25GB used, and Windows update wanted 10GB free.  Taking DropBox and Office off got it with enough available that it would run the update.  Putting Office 2016 back on filled it up to 28GB. 
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So, I think I found what I need, but I'm not going to try it just yet. 

The thing is, this computer is for my mom, and I've found that just uninstalling Office from the local machine works just fine for her to continue using the Office apps online only.  From work I happen to know there are limitations wiht some types of files, but I doubt she'll run into anything like that.  So in her case ,my solution is to just remove all local office, and let her use the web apps for email, word, and excel.

But here's what I did find ...

Start > Settings > System Settings > Storage ... that's where I can tell it to store all pictures, videos, and documents to the alternate drive (in this case D).  Theree's also a way for it to set apps to this drive as well, but that's the one I'm not going to set just yet.  Between uninstalling Office, and deleting Tempoaryr files (the other little nugget I found in there), I think we'll be in good shape with her little 30GB drive.

SaveFiles.PNG  Temporaryfiles.PNG 

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This has some info on moving Office install.

http://answe1rs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_365hp-office_install/downloading-and-installing-office-365-home-premium/ba8f226a-251a-414a-a116-0b336e154085?db=5&auth=

But yes, its a bit dodgy as a Sage installer.

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I'm assuming you've run the disk cleanup wizard in Admin mode?  Maybe the DISM cleanup commands?
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Cleanup wizard was my first stop, but it only had something like 1MB to clean up, because the system was so new.  I mean literally all that had happened so far was attempts to run windows update, and that's it.
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