Windows 10 users are to stay abreast, for there is a new windows update on its way and it is coming with a series of new policies
The new notice was rolled out yesterday, warning all Microsoft Windows users that additional storage space will be reserved starting with build 1903. Anyone extremely low on disk space may want to free up storage before installing the next major release when it arrives this spring.
Why this warning has arrived much earlier is to avoid any form of inconveniences; why is because the new update will be taking up some space that will be strictly reserved for future OS upgrades, hence if the storage is filled up before the forthcoming update release, some data maybe forcefully erased for that purpose. In order to avoid such inconvenience, then it is advisable that you free up some memory space before time, otherwise, you may likely lose some vital data, and that will be at your own risk.
By the time the next major update arrives, you may notice that a sizable portion of disk space has been eaten up. In fact, Microsoft will be allocating working space for updates, applications, temporary files, and caches to prevent problems from lack of available storage. The new upgrade will fix the bugs responsible for missing users files in the recent October update, hence, you won’t have to worry about losing any files again. However, to avoid losing any other, you are expected to comply with this new instruction, especially if you are running on a totally filled up or almost filled up storage space. Currently, when a user fills up all of their available disk space, Windows runs into a problem. Certain applications and services begin to fail in no particular order. Adding a storage reserve eliminates these issues and improves the overall stability of the platform.
When it is time to install updates, end users should no longer see their disk space used increase during the download process. In the event that that very large updates are pushed out that go beyond the already allocated space, the reserved amount can be increased. If there is no more space available, it will be possible to plug in external storage such as a USB drive or hard drive and continue as normal without deleting files from your local hard drive.
Storage Sense will attempt to keep a hold on the size of the reserved space by removing unneeded temporary files. Even though Microsoft is stating that the reserved portion will begin at 7GB in the next major release, it will vary over time. For the majority of users, losing a little bit of storage space will have no impact on performance, but will help avoid annoyances later down the road. If you are interested in the new upgrade, then you should consider checking if you still have sufficient memory or not.