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

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

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.

Moreover, Release Preview Windows Insiders are the only ones that will be able to test the "2019-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1809" as it appears in Windows Update.

Earlier this week, Microsoft issued its Patch Tuesday updates to Windows PCs, as it does on the second Tuesday of every month.

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The amount of reserved space is not necessarily 7GB, and will change depending on the update itself. Microsoft has a "Storage Sense" feature in Windows 10 that will automatically remove these temporary files when they're no longer needed. The reserved space is not completely lost in normal use, because some temporary files allow you to use this memory area. "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.

For you, it means that you can finally say goodbye to "insufficient storage" error faced while installing a new update. Similarly, installed languages that aren't needed on a Windows 10 PC can be deleted to reduce the space needed by Reserved Storage.

Many Windows 10 machines, such as laptops, have been equipped with relatively small solid-state drives as a cost-saving measure. Each file system can have a reservation set, and free disk space will drop by the size of the reservation.