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Microsoft’s Windows 10 October 2018 update can’t check storage space – here’s what to do

Microsoft’s Windows 10 October 2018 update can’t check storage space – here’s what to do


Uh-oh, it looks like someone forgot to include the “check to ensure there’s enough storage space before installing” feature in the October Windows 10 update.

As PC World reported yesterday, Microsoft quietly published a support document indicating people who attempt to run the impending October update on Windows 10 machines could find themselves rather frustrated if they don’t have enough available storage.

While, by their very nature, updates require users to have space on their storage device to download the file, it’s usually not a big deal. If you don’t have room, the installer software typically tells you to clear up some space before it runs. But that won’t be the case with the October 2018 update.

Microsoft says:

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.

Luckily, Microsoft has come up with a brilliant solution: Make sure you have enough space.