Updating Windows 10 on a notebook with small storage drive

In a previous blog post, I detailed how to upgrade to Windows 10 from a previous OS (Operating System) on a notebook with a small storage drive. This procedure required the use of an external USB drive of at least 16GB.

In a new development, I was given another notebook that needed a Windows 10 update; rather than being upgraded to Windows 10.

I discovered that following my previous blog did not work, because the update still needed to utilise space on the storage drive of approximately 8GB.

The only option that I had, was to uninstall some applications from the notebook to free up some storage space. I was then able to update the notebook still utiling an external USB drive.

After the update was completed, I then reinstalled the applications.

Microsoft wrote a help article number 4013876 which detailed the procedure involved.