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How to create more storage for WIIU, wup101(02) just got a

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how to create more storage for WIIU
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: wup101(02)
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: just got a new game today, will not load updates
JA: Anything else you want the game expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: just need to know how to download updates
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Game Systems
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Hi there and welcome

you need to use an external USB hard disk for this.

I advise a 500GB one such as this one

But whichever one you choose it must have its own power source.

Then once connected to the WiiU you do the following

In Wii U Menu, press "System Settings."

Use the left analog to roll over to "Data Management" and click the "A" Button.

Didn't receive the instructions to format on start-up? Then you will have to tap “Delete All Data on USB Storage Device” and do the commands.

  • Data can't be recovered.
  • Want to organize your data after done formatting? Tap “Move/Delete Data” then.
  • Then tap “USB Storage.
  • This will show all data actively on your USB Hard Drive.

After you have formated your Hard Drive for Wii U, you should not try to format or partition the drive for anything else.(NTFS/Fat32) If you do the Wii U console will prompt you to format you Hard Drive again.

It is then ready for use and updates can be installed to it

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