Windows 10: Size error for update reported???

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  1. Posts : 5,519
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 Dec 2017 #11

    Yes, 2.68GB is the size of the total download to upgrade you to the next version. It will be downloaded in smaller chunks.

    The features updates work a little differently from cumulative updates. A cumulative downloads a few patches and replaces on or two system files. If a restart is required it will be scheduled for the next time you reboot.

    A features update upgrades you to the next release of Windows 10 and replaces the whole OS, keeping your original one in a windows.old folder in case you need to roll back. To do a full upgrade it has to download the install files for a whole new version. This happens in the background and may take some time to complete. You can use the PC as normal while this is being downloaded.

    When completed, you won't be forced to install at the next boot. You will be able to postpone it until a time that suits you. The upgrade process can take anything upwards of an hour (and in a few rare cases, a lot longer, so be prepared to leave it running over night).

    Note that the upgrade will want to check for updates during install. As you have already downloaded the Standalone installer for the latest 1709 cumulative update you do not need to let it do this. Just make sure you keep that update handy so you can use it after Fall Creators update has installed.
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  2.    20 Dec 2017 #12

    Thanks.
    But I have a problem (which happens frequently when I try to use Windows update for updates) - the update has started to download but has been sitting at 1% for over an hour and there is no data activity on my connection - I can see what is going on as I use DUMeter.

    How can I update without downloading the complete file rather than a cumulative one.
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  3. Posts : 5,519
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       20 Dec 2017 #13

    pewe said: View Post
    How can I update without downloading the complete file rather than a cumulative one.
    Features updates like the 'Features update for Windows 10, version 1709' that your windows update is apparently trying to download at the moment do not come in 'cumulative update' form. There's no 'just download the bits you need' option for these. They are a complete copy of the new version of the OS which has to be downloaded in its entirety before it can start installing.

    Personally I never rely on windows update to get a Feature Update for me, it often seems to take it's time to get the whole thing downloaded. I prefer to use Microsoft's Media Creation Tool to make install media on a USB and use that to perform a manual in-place upgrade. There's little difference in the size of the download and I get to keep the install media when I'm done. It can be useful for repairs (if ever needed) or be used to update other systems.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  4.    20 Dec 2017 #14

    Bree said: View Post
    They are a complete copy of the new version of the OS which has to be downloaded in its entirety before it can start installing.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
    So how big is this going to be, WUMT says 195GB - the Windows update says 2.68GB ?????
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  5. Posts : 5,519
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       20 Dec 2017 #15

    Windows Update is the accurate figure.

    If you let windows update do the job, it will (eventually) have downloaded the 2.68GB it says it needs for the update to version 1709, but will then want to download the cumulative update after that (about another 1GB). You have already downloaded the standalone installer for that by mistake, so you could save precious download allowance and use that to update it as soon as 1709 has installed.

    If you go for the manual update and use the Media Creation Tool to make the install media, that's about 3.4GB to download. Again, you could use the standalone installer to make it completely up to date once it's been installed.
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  6.    22 Dec 2017 #16

    Using the Windows Fall 'Update Now' option on the page linked to above did the trick.

    It took just over an hour to download and install the update - so job done.

    Thanks for all the assistance.
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  7. Posts : 5,519
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       22 Dec 2017 #17

    pewe said: View Post
    It took just over an hour to download and install the update - so job done.
    Thanks for all the assistance.
    You're welcome, glad you made it to 1709 in the end.

    An hour is about right if all goes smoothly. It takes me about the same time when I do it from the install media I had already downloaded.
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