Windows 10 to reserve 7GB of disk space in future updates

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With new languages installed on the device, Windows will adjust the amount of reserved storage to make sure these new languages are properly installed in your system.

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will utilise reserved storage to ensure there is always sufficient disk space on a PC to perform critical Windows operations. "Without reserved storage, if a user nearly fills up her or his storage, several Windows and application scenarios become unreliable", Microsoft explained in a blog post.

Windows 10 cumulative update KB4476976 is now available for download for devices running preview builds as part of the Release Preview ring, and it increases the OS build number to 17763.288. Combining Jiminy with the Key Management Service (KMS) on Windows 7, as many enterprise customers likely do (even though Microsoft wishes they wouldn't), hasn't caused too many headaches.

Microsoft seems to be having a bad run of luck with its Windows updates as of late. To do so, simply go to Settings Apps Apps & features Manage optional features. Microsoft has a "Storage Sense" feature in Windows 10 that will automatically remove these temporary files when they're no longer needed.

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The 7GB Reserved Storage space could get adjusted "based on diagnostic data or feedback", Microsoft's announcement noted. The new user interface will require less clicks / taps and should be more consistent with the overall theme, regardless of the device now in use.

The main objective of the reserved storage is to provide adequate storage space for the smooth installation of updates.

For you, it means that you can finally say goodbye to "insufficient storage" error faced while installing a new update.

And that's the majority of Windows 10 users, given the slow rollout of the latest October 2018 Update (which has famously had a massive amount of problems of its own). Each file system can have a reservation set, and free disk space will drop by the size of the reservation.

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