Unfortunately I must join this topic to confirm that I am feeling the same frustration. I reported several serious bugs and none of them got even a response and when I say serious I means install failures and inability to update the system.
This means that the only way to keep the system updated is to ERASE EVERYTHING and do EVERY MONTH and FROM SCRATCH a fresh install with a new winreduced iso containing the updates (since they are released monthly) unless we deal with a minimal reduced iso.
This is something that should be at the first place on the to do list like does Ntlite and MSMG ToolKit. Instead, the only info I found is an old topic of 2017 claiming full support of cumulative updates on extreme presets, but who know from how much time this feature does not work:[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Pheraps I am wrong when talking about bugs because this seems more of a feature for which the development has been abandoned long time ago.
This is what happens when a big project like this is closed source and handled mainly from one person only. Winterstorm is doing his best and cannot be blamed. We can only be grateful for all the efforts he put in this project, but from my point of view keeping this project closed is the wrong way to go and the inactivity of the forum is a sign of people disappointment.
If it wasn't for Icy007, Dim and a few other ones this forum would have been completely dead. And again, this is not a winterstorm fault, the fault is in the closed nature of the project. He needs help from people and the only way to bring this project to a whole new level is to put it up on Github where people can send pull requests.
I can't wait for WinreducerOS and I am sure it will be a great tool, but the nature of the project is the same, therefore the problems will remain the same.
I joined the forum one month ago and I have not yet entered in production with a custom OS like I want, mainly due to the lack of information and communication. Only God know how much time I spent in this project for trials, researches, for opening topics containing new findings unknown to users, discovery of new bugs, workarounds etc.
I have been tempted multiple time (and still now) to give up and switch to MSMG toolkit to see if can be a valid alternative. It has an active community posting messages every 30 minutes and developer is fully focused to keep the tool updated to ensure successful windows updates, but I don't want to have spent so much time with WR for nothing. Plus I still believe that WR should be the best project.
For sure, if I was aware in advance about this and with a time machine in my hands, I will have started directly with MSMG Toolkit and then, if not great as I think, switch to WR.