8GB required for Windows update?

I just purchased an HP Windows 10 laptop. I got Windows because the Office suite is brilliant and quite a lot of the applications such as XAMPPS cannot be easily supported within the school environment on non-Windows machines.  (BTW… WEGC uses Microsoft, Google suite, Adobe and a range of Open Source software.) I then installed a copy of Microsoft Office – the full suite. It is available to all teachers and students free of charge. (Great offer, as to get any serious formatting done you need to use a full-featured desktop  package such as MS Office or Open Office)

The only problem is, once Office is installed you no longer have sufficient space to load the Windows update. It requires 8GB and with office installed (and all possible files/ applications removed) you only have 7.5GB of disk space. This necessitates deleting Office, running the upgrade then reinstalling Office. Quite a hassle and not for people in a hurry. I expect you can probably use some external storage but frankly, that was not an obvious option. So, great offer but a shame that Windows 10 with Office uses up most of the available 32GB of disk space.

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