Microsoft: Windows 10 will reserve storage capacity for Updates


In the future, users of Windows 10 will have at least 7 GB less memory capacity. The operating system allocates this quantity in the next Update 19H1 to extract it Updates, and temporary files. To improve the performance of the system, promises Microsoft.

10. January 2019, At 16:25,
Oliver Nickel

Windows displays the reserved space.
(Image: Microsoft)

The next big Version of Windows 10 (19H1) that will reserve several gigabytes of disk space to use this as a Cache for Updates and other system processes. In a blog post the speech, which subtracts the operating system from a mass memory of the host, is of about 7 GByte. However, this memory could change place in the course of the operating time. This depends on how a device will be used.

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“Our goal is to improve the daily functionality of your PC by ensuring that critical OS functions to access the mass memory,” writes Microsoft. The Windows in the reserved memory, for example, temporary files, the programs in operation, creating and use. The OS deletes unneeded temporary files.

May be problematic in the case of smaller drives

If a new Update is unpacked, Windows deletes all in the Reserve of stored data, and uses the entire capacity as a cache. The memory can be in the case of devices with nearly full storage to be useful, where before a Windows Update was possible-for example, the inexpensive configuration of a Surface Pro with only 64 GB of Flash. However, seven Gigabyte make the case of such small drives is noticeable, especially since Windows itself occupies almost 6 GB.

There will be other factors that affect the allocated memory also, for example, if users of Windows optional install features or additional language packs. How much will that be, represents the operating system in an overview window in the system settings.

The reserve memory is currently in an Insider-Preview, and can already be tried out.