Microsoft decided to make solid changes that will reach users from the May update for 2019. From now on Windows 10 will require twice as much disk space as before. The software will not be installed if the hardware has less than 32 GB of space. Where does the American producer’s decision come from? The answer is simple and logical, however, there will be no surprise at the moment when the company will face a lot of criticism from users.
As recommended by Microsoft, the latest version of Windows, marked 1903, will require at least 32 GB of free disk space. For comparison, the previous compilation 2809 in the 32-bit version needed only 16 GB of free space. The new requirements, however, have to touch both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 10.
While users of newer devices tend to have nothing to worry about, the situation raises a problem with older devices and tablets that do not have more than 16 GB of memory. The case also applies to several years of SSDs with a small capacity and hybrid devices, such as cheap 2-in-1 computers.
The new requirements for Windows 10 are related to functions such as reserve space or even a “memory sensor”. The Microsoft system is to use the space intelligently to “shed” temporary files into it and to optimize operations to act as quickly as possible. The company from Redmond wants to focus on accelerating users’ computers at the expense of disk space, which can not be regained or changed.
Paul Thurrot, a Windows specialist, estimates that the amount of space required will increase to 64 GB in the near future – despite the protests of some users. Well, there is nothing else but to adapt to the whole situation. The May update for Windows 10 is just around the corner.