Reply to post: Re: You can update system with small SSD by using a external drive during update.

It's official: In May, Microsoft will close the door, lock the vault, brick over the entrance of dreaded Windows 10 1809

mark l 2 Silver badge

Re: You can update system with small SSD by using a external drive during update.

in my experience using a USB memory stick as extra storage does not work. You end up with it sat on 0% for hours after the reboot unless you remove the memory stick. But then later it asks you to put it back into the PC and the upgrade fails.

I tried for a whole day to upgrade from 1809 last week and kept getting this exact problem and just gave up in the end. I am going to wipe and install from scratch instead as the whole feature upgrades is just a nightmare.

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