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Yolanda Curtis
January 13, 2019

Users have the option to adjust the amount of space required for the reserved storage by removing some of the optional features which you may not be using.

In a new low, Microsoft has announced that it will soon reserve more than 7GB of your storage just for the upcoming updates.

Microsoft added initial allotment for reserved space would be around 7 gigabytes (GB), though the amount of reserved space will change depending on how you use your computer or adjustments made in future updates.


Finally, Microsoft has improved the Windows Subsystem for Linux Command Line Tool, making it easier to manage WSL.

Microsoft has released a new cumulative update for Windows 10, but this time the company's target isn't the production version of the operating system.

Windows 10 users with Build 18298 now have the option to try out this feature.


This reservation of storage is going to happen automatically, both on new devices that come with Windows version 1903 preinstalled, and existing ones where 1903 is clean installed. You can not totally remove the reserved storage but it is possible to reduce the size of the storage. Files created by Windows updates that are marked specially, allowing them to be used, the reserved space instead of redundancy, but not at the expense of ordinary space.

Microsoft lately has been slimming down the package sizes of its Windows 10 quality updates and feature updates by delivering the bits over time. This is especially important for devices with limited storage space, and have nearly all of them used up.

The main goal of the reserved storage is to provide adequate storage space for the smooth installation of updates. If there's still a space problem for users, even with Reserved Storage in place, the OS will suggest how they can free up space or use a USB thumb drive to carry out an upgrade. Each file system can have a reservation set, and free disk space will drop by the size of the reservation.


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