Windows 10 IoT – Windows Update on small hard disk

Hi everyone

On IoT terminal often the hard disk is small, and there is a activity that can be a pain in such device, it’s to install a cumulative update.

The last update I did I had in example 7gigs of free space, and the uncompressing of the patch did fill the space completely to make the update fail.

To show the problem you can see these printscreens, please remark the free space available;

In my example in my struggle to install the patch, which is by itself 1.6gig, I tried to run the patch from the network, but voila, it’s not possible. You would receive such 0x80070003 error.

The tip I give today is to make an ISO with the patch, so you can mount the .ISO from a network share to trick the system.

I my case as Windows can’t make the ISO natively, I got a free tool to make the job, wincdemu. A lot of other tool exist to make that work by the way.

After the tool is installed, you can just right click your update folder, and select the Build an ISO image option.

You can name the ISO like patch.ISO.

In the Windows after you can mount the ISO to run the setup from there.
After it’s mounted you can run the EXE.

At that point you can wait.

Thanks everyone, hope the tip help some