The Windows 10 October 2018 update offers several anticipated features, including clipboard sync and the ability to text from your PC – but there may be an issue with the update process.
Full hard drives could cause the update to fail, according to Microsoft, and the system will not check for adequate storage space before installing.
From a Microsoft support document:
On Microsoft Windows 10 systems that have limited storage space (such as thin clients or embedded systems), when you run Windows Update, the update initialization may fail.
What’s the cause of this problem? The document goes on to say “Windows Update does not check systems for adequate space requirements before it initializes,” which is surprising. Microsoft does not say how much space is required to install the update.
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Microsoft goes on to recommend a few steps for freeing up space, including deleting temporary files, deleting downloaded files, and emptying your recycle bin.
Check your disk space before attempting the update…