This is a problem I've had for months with no solution in sight, even after trying multiples fixes. Windows 10 ran fine for about 3 months prior to this issue, but ever since this happened I haven't gotten it to run properly since. A few months ago, I ran into an issue when I installed an update. I believe it was the November update, because it was a larger one where the computer had to restart and had a similar screen to the installation screen (with the circle and all). I let the update install, and when I came back to my computer after a day the installer was still stuck at the same place, somewhere around 60%. I let it go a little longer to no avail, so I restarted the computer and went on with my day. Over the next few days I began to notice that the computer would freeze up after a while. Things would happen gradually, I'd slowly lose the ability to interact with Windows until I could only move my cursor. After looking into it initially, it seemed like a fairly common issue others were having. My disk usage would go up until it hit 100% and the computer froze. I figured that there was some rogue process that was causing it, so I went to work investigating ways I could fix it. I tried at least 20 different solutions, but no matter what I did the computer would still slow to a halt. And over the week I had spent trying to fix it, it began to happen sooner and sooner. The time that the computer was functional went from 15 minutes to around a minute. It was at the point where I couldn't try anything else, so I started booting in safe mode. The issue followed me there, while I could at least use it for a little longer it still happened. I resorted to backing up what data I could with the time I had and resetting the computer in hopes of it fixing it. Still didn't work, after the rest the computer would slow down after a minute. At times I couldn't open the task manager to check it, but I knew it was still disk usage since the indicator on my computer was solid. The next thing I tried was doing a clean install, but the disk usage issue hit me even in the installation, so I couldn't even get it installed. I figured it was a hardware problem and left it alone for a while. Fast forward to now, I tested out Ubuntu as well as Windows 7, and both of them run perfectly fine with no sign of the issue. So I concluded that it's a Windows 10 specific issue. I have tried to update to Windows 10 once or twice, but after the setup is done it boots up the problem comes back. I'm stumped, don't know how I could fix something like this when it affects the install itself. I've swapped USB keys, updated the bios, reformatted the SSD fully to no avail. If anyone knows how I could troubleshoot this at this point I would appreciate the advice. Would just like to do anything I can to solve it before buying new hardware. Note that the computer in question is an Intel NUC ( 5th gen, i3 model) with 4gb of ram and a 128GB SSD.