Or… after 20 minutes, getting error that there’s not enough room on the C: drive to update. Would you like help with that? Sure… and 20 minutes after that, another message that nope, still not enough room, good try, thanks for playing. And 5 minutes after that, manually deleting several tens of gigs of “temp” files (after the updater faithfully promised that temp files were gone, which turned out to be the equivalent of tossing some used sticky notes while ignoring several file drawers of “Hey, I might need that!” installer crap) and then trying again before getting a cheerful message that Win10 is up to date… wait, no, sorry, new security updates, hold up a sec… <snarl>

But yes, still beats the hell out of downloading the many MB(!!) of update files overnight, and then playing with the config.sys file because someone thought mouse drivers should now be larger than available memory…

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