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Windows 10 will soon "reserve" 7GB of storage for future updates

Are you ready to lose access to 7GB of your OS drive?

Windows 10 will soon

Windows 10 will soon "reserve" 7GB of storage for future updates

Microsoft plans to continue releasing major updates to their Windows 10 OS two times a year, which means that their next update will release in the first half of 2019. 

Right now, Windows Insiders are already able to test the features of Microsoft's next major update, which amongst other things will reserve system storage for future updates and temporary files and system caches. This update is designed to make the Windows Update process more seamless, as most OS updates should be able to fit within this reserved storage volume. 

Right now, Microsoft says that this reserved storage volume will be around 7GB, though language packs and other optional features make it possible that Windows 10's reserved space will be larger for some users.  

While this update will make the Windows update process a little easier for some users, the very idea of storage being locked away from users will no doubt concern some users, especially those who use 60/120GB SSDs or portable systems with 32GB of eMMC memory. 7GB is a lot of space for users of small storage volumes. 

Microsoft has confirmed that "reserved storage cannot be removed from the OS", though it can be reduced by removing optional features and reducing the number of installed languages on your system. 

 
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14-01-2019, 15:01:12

ImprovizoR
Just what I always wanted. Thanks, Microsoft.Quote

14-01-2019, 15:34:02

RobM
wow, not content with forcing apps and features on its user base now they want to ring fence drive space.Quote

14-01-2019, 23:20:20

rkb
i m having high cpu usage after (1809 build) january 12th update. the task manager shows nothing...but rtss showing above 25% cpu usage on idle. serous chop pi ness while gaming ...lucky i had backup for the c drive for December ... restoring to it fixed the issueQuote

14-01-2019, 23:27:31

Wraith
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Originally Posted by rkb View Post
i m having high cpu usage after (1809 build) january 12th update. the task manager shows nothing...but rtss showing above 25% cpu usage on idle. serous chop pi ness while gaming ...lucky i had backup for the c drive for December ... restoring to it fixed the issue
Same here, had to update to 1809 to run 3DMark and since then I'm getting choppy CPU usage and idle often sees 20 - 25% load with no apparent reason for it.Quote

14-01-2019, 23:54:55

jimma47
I have so much bloat on my boot drive I'd be lucky to have 7GB free for Windows.

I get why they're doing it but it's a PITA unless you're on top of your storage and drive maintenance - so exactly the type of person that doesn't need Windows to reserve 7GB for them..Quote
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