I ran into a problem when installing (single boot) on an HP Stream 13
It booted fine off the USB image, and I could run the install, but when trying to boot of installed CloudReady it would just get stuck at a black screen.
I tried it with Secure Boot Disabled, an UEFI enabled - but had the same problem.
Then I remembered another forum post that mentioned updating the BIOS
My Stream had BIOS version F.02.
I updated BIOS to the latest from HP (F.1E) ... and then re-ran CloudReady install ... and it BOOTED FINE off the installed copy on the 'hard drive' (Stream has 32 GB eMMC). Yay! :-)
(To run the BIOS upgrade I had to reinstall Windows 10 first and then download the HP BIOS upgrade tool for Windows)
I always liked the theory of the HP Stream 13 as a Windows 10 'netbook' but the Achilles heal was always that the 32 GB eMMC storage was just too small - especially when trying to install major Windows 10 updates. For example: to get Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709 to install I had to first UNinstall virtually everything else first..Office, gone; Onedrive, gone (not synched files, but the actual Onedrive app! That was 100 MB of valuable space); Chrome, gone. I had to spend hours removing stuff to pare it down to literally the last 10th of a GB to make room for the 1709 install.
Just for reference, here's Disk usage:
After FCU 1709 install, with nothing but bare bones Windows installed: 2.92 GB free of 28.5 GB
After a CLEAN install of 1709 from USB (Media Creation tool): 17.5 GB free of 28.5 GB (a huge improvement, I was almost tempted to keep Windows 10)
After CloudReady (single boot) install: 1.5 GB In Use; 20.0 GB available
I'm generally a Windows fan but adopted Android on a Nexus 5X after Windows Phone died. Then I change employed and was only allowed to use iPhone. So within the space of a year I had spent months using each phone OS; Windows Phone, Android (N and M), and iPhone, and I have to say that Android was the most impressive. The most impressive thing was that the user interface was very nice and clean, and intuitive. iOS seems dated and inconsistent in comparison.
Anyway, having struggled for years with space on the HP Stream 13, I figured I'd try flipping it to a Chromebook.
So far, I have to say I'm very impressed. I love the clean interface.
Yeah, its going to be a little more limited in some ways - I can't install full-blow MS Office - but if it is a good solid reliable 'netbook' then that's exactly what I need.
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