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Windows 10 will require computers to have at least 32 GB of storage space



Windows 10 will require computers to have at least 32 GB of storage space

Microsoft About four years ago, it announced that Windows will finally become something "lighter", meaning it will take less space. For Windows 10, the company claimed 16 GB as the minimum space and now that capacity is doubled.

When the minimum storage capacity required for software is known, hardware vendors do not have many options and must have their own devices to store multiple warehouses. When Microsoft reduced the requirements of Windows 10 to 16 GB, this gave manufacturers (mostly tablets and mini-PCs) a rationale for incorporating at least 32 GB of space into the devices. Currently even the phones have more storage (not counting lower-end models).

There is another reason why Microsoft increases the limit. Earlier this year, the company announced that it had left 7GB for "Reserved Storage" on the side, to ensure that updates will not stop if the device is left out of memory. With 16 GB of space required and 7 GB for reserved storage, 32 GB users of space would have only 5 GB of storage for their needs.

Microsoft has now increased the minimum required for Windows 10 to 32 GB, from 1903 (May 2019) updates. The request applies to 64-bit and 32-bit systems. In practice, this would require the manufacturer to install at least 64 GB of storage space on their PCs.

This will probably not be problematic for newer systems arriving during the year, but can be a problem for existing devices that have only 32 GB of space. These PCs will not be able to upgrade to the 1903 Windows 10 and continues to be the 1809 version that expands in 2020, which will push many to upgrade the PC.

Source: SlashGear

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