Need help reduce windows 10 size

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by blackwhite999, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. blackwhite999 macrumors member


    Apr 2, 2011
    Hi guys,
    Im use windows for only playing Fifa 15 game
    I have a usb 16Gb 3.0 that why i need reduce windows 10 small size
    I has try with Winreducer but get erro
    anyone know to do that pls help
    Thank so much!

  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    Don't attempt to install Windows on a USB thumb drive, as the flash memory in them is not designed to handle the I/O demands of an operating system. Buy a regular external hard drive or an SSD with an external enclosure.

    This is, of course, assuming you have a Mac that is capable of allowing Windows to be installed on an external drive in the first place.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Why not just buy a bigger thumb drive? They're cheap enough.
  4. c55 macrumors regular


    May 3, 2015
    I have tried Windows 10 on a 3.0 usb and it doesn't run well at all. It took 5 minutes to load the desktop, there's no way it will be able to handle a game. Put it on your hard drive if you have the room, or buy a bigger HD if it's that big of a deal. I don't know what Mac you have, but if it's possible to do a dual hard drive setup, that may be your best bet.
  5. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    Terrible advice for the reason I posted above. 120-128 GB SSDs can be had for $60-70 on sale and an external enclosure for $10 or less. That is what the OP should use.
  6. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Windows 10 is still very new in every way (maybe), so using such utilities designed for previous Windows version would fail. And as previous posts mentioned, using USB 3.0 thumb is not a good idea.

    In fact, if you don't do anything except playing game, 25GB on your internal drive is fairly enough. I now install Windows 10 as a boot camp, and I use 40. It is tight since I need to use Microsoft Office, Acrobat DC and some other stuff. But it works fine.

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