Nearly all IT professionals and PC technicians recommend that you promptly download and install Windows patches and updates the moment they are available, this is not the case for the Windows 10 October 2018 upgrade. Depending on how your system is configured and how much media storage space you have left, the October upgrade may result in a computing device that is unable to initialize.
Preparing for Windows Update
If your Windows 10 device has less than 20 GB of free storage on the hard drive, your system may not only crash during the upgrade but may also fail to boot. You can check for free space with the Windows File Explorer tool, which can be launched by holding down the Windows key followed by “E.” Users who have previously seen the “Windows needs more space” message during an update installation are the most likely to be affected.
Troubleshooting Possible Issues with Upgrading
To make matters worse, Microsoft admits that the latest upgrade will not check for adequate space. If the installation fails because there is not enough room, the system will not be able to start. Windows 10 tablets could end up in a “bricked” state; desktop and laptops will require a hard reset procedure.