Updating windows from other drive
That is, until I tried to install a Windows Update. Just as though I'd turned it on for the first time.Every time the update would download, reboot to install and nothing happened. In the end, resetting the laptop resulted in an endless boot loop and so it came to pass that a clean install was required.
Because this is technically an upgrade, you won't need to go through the out-of-box experience to finish setting up Windows 10.A modern SSD withstands at least 500TB write during it's lifetime, so these few GBs of data does not really matter. I've attached a 1TB external drive, so I wanted downloads directed there. Clarifications, tweaks, or improvements to an existing answer are more appropriately done in a comment, which requires a little more rep. You have to set manual update (you don't have to stop the service, just be sure it is not using the folder), move the folder to the different drive and set the symlink. They are then unpacked to the drive which has the most free space available and installed from there.Microsoft is conducting an online survey to understand your opinion of the Technet Web site.If you choose to participate, the online survey will be presented to you when you leave the Technet Web site.