Next Windows 10 Update Will Set Aside Storage Space for Future Updates, Temp Files

One of the most annoying aspects of using Windows is the fact that you often have to clean up your computer whether you like it or not. This is because of the fact that you might have to install a particular update that is coming your way, an update that would make it necessary for you to look into deleting unnecessary files and cleaning up disk space so that the update has a place where it can be installed.

This is a huge hassle, and it seems like Microsoft is acknowledging this because of the fact that there are so many different people out there that are criticizing Windows for this very reason. Hence, when you install the next update for Windows 10, the operating system is going to automatically set aside 7GB of disk space and reserve it for future updates as well as the various temporary files that are going to come with this update.
"In the next major release of Windows (19H1), we anticipate that reserved storage will start at about 7GB, however the amount of reserved space will vary over time based on how you use your device. For example, temporary files that consume general free space today on your device may consume space from reserved storage in the future.", announced Jesse Rajwan Program Manager at Microsoft in a blog post. Explaining further, "Additionally, over the last several releases we’ve reduced the size of Windows for most customers. We may adjust the size of reserved storage in the future based on diagnostic data or feedback. The reserved storage cannot be removed from the OS, but you can reduce the amount of space reserved. More details below."
The good thing about this is that you are no longer going to have to put any effort into clearing up disk space whenever an update is coming your way, something that will save you a great deal of time and make it easier for you to get the updates installed in the shortest period of time possible.

However, what this also means is that you don’t have as much control over the amount of disk space that you have as you did previously. As a result of this fact you are probably going to feel a little constricted by this new update, although most people are probably going to appreciate the time that Microsoft will be saving them thanks to the 7 Gigabytes that has been set aside.

Future versions of Windows 10 will reserve 7GB of storage on users device to prevent big updates failing
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