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The next Windows 10 version will feature "reserved storage" and you might not like it

Windows 10 will get some new features including reserved storage and you might hate it
Windows 10 will get new features that some might not like
The next major Windows 10 release will reserve 7 GB of your device's storage space to avoid failing big updates due to a Windows Update bug. Due to this bug, the system is not checking for enough space before launching after an update. While 7 GB might not be much for most Windows PCs, cheap devices with 32 GB of internal storage will get in trouble.
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No matter how large is the Windows drive on my computer, it is always hard to live with the idea that the operating system is reserving some storage space for various reasons when this can be avoided. Soon, it seems that the next major Windows 10 release will bring a "reserved storage" feature that will take away 7 GB of storage space to avoid failing updates due to a bug in the operating system that has been around for a while.

This is how Microsoft's Jesse Rajwan explains the aforementioned feature: "Through reserved storage, some disk space will be set aside to be used by updates, apps, temporary files, and system caches. Our goal is to improve the day-to-day function of your PC by ensuring critical OS functions always have access to disk space." He also added that a few Windows and application scenarios "become unreliable" without this feature, but once reserved storage is in place, everything is less likely to fail.

The problem with reserved storage is that it "will start at about 7 GB" but can vary based on the usage patterns of the device. Windows Insiders running build 18298 or newer can already take this feature for a spin, but the regular Windows 10 users will get it with devices that come with version 1903 pre-installed and those who will have it after a clean install.

Do you think that the introduction of the "reserved storage" feature is just a lazy approach that avoids fixing the Windows 10 bug that fails to check for enough space before launching after big updates? How much free space do you usually have on your Windows drive? Does this upcoming feature make you think about switching to Linux? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5461 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2019-01- 8 (Update: 2019-01- 8)