Sometimes things just happen and you have to laugh.
So I decided I wanted to get back to working with the Windows 10 Insider previews (and Windows Server previews). This time I decided to use VMs rather than my working machine so that interruptions were minimised.
I created a new Windows 10 VM and as normal for VMs I set the initial memory to 512MB and used dynamic memory so that the machine could claim more RAM if required. Windows 10 installed with no problems. (Remember this).
I then went into Window Update and signed into the Windows Insider program. After triggering a scan fro updates build 16241 showed up and started downloading. Great.
It tried to install but failed with a message that 2GB of RAM was needed to perform the install!
So I can install from scratch with less than 2GB of RAM but I can’t update the build unless I have 2GB RAM.
Nice piece of joined up thinking there guys.
Sometimes you just have to laugh.