Microsoft came up with another, rather controversial idea. This time it’s about a change that will make disk space on Windows 10 computers fall by 7 GB. Why? Engineers from Redmond assumed that so much backup space is needed for the mechanisms installing updates. Microsoft will gain better updates, but users will lose valuable (especially for some) gigabytes.

Unfortunately, this information is not a rumour. Microsoft described the mechanism of booking disk space on his blog. By the way, we found out when it will be implemented. The change will come into effect together with the spring update of 19H1, which should appear on our computers in April this year. You will not be able to avoid it. However, before it reaches all users, it will first be tested by the participants of the Windows Insider program. As you probably guessed, people with clogged hard drives did not appreciate the fact that Windows 10 will take them an additional 7 GB. However, there is nothing wrong with it that would not work out.

Booking storage space in Windows 10 is not such a bad idea

Microsoft decided to take such a drastic step because of the users who have to remove or move unneeded files before installing subsequent updates. It turned out that computer owners encountered quite often the problem of incorrect installation of patches caused by insufficient free space. Therefore, the booking system will make Windows 10 have a place guaranteed for such operations. The already mentioned 7 GB will not be completely written off.

Windows 10 will also allocate the reserved space for temporary files. Files created by both system processes and other applications will be saved there. In addition, Microsoft will implement a mechanism to automatically delete temporary files. Thanks to this, users should observe a more stable system operation. Ironically, this change will help primarily those who have computers with small hard drives. It is a pity that Microsoft will not give users a free hand and will not allow them to manually change the amount of space reserved by the system. Perhaps after the tests under the Windows Insider program the giant will decide to make small changes.

Source: Microsoft