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Microsoft always comes up with something surprising or shocking for the users and somehow things turn in Microsoft’s favor, it is about Windows 10 again.
The software sellers provide a package of least hardware requirements to tell the Windows 10 users if they can run the operating system on their personal computers. If the software is paid, this information becomes even more critical as nobody wants to go through the hassle of trying to get a refund.
For Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft has kept the minimum system requirements the same for all the major updates, including the Anniversary Update, October 2018 Update, and more. Although, for the first time Microsoft has updated its least hardware requirements ahead of the upcoming Windows 10 May 2019 update also known as Version 1903.
The new changes are mainly affecting the minimum required storage for the installation. Windows 10 currently needs 16GB of space for the 32-bit version and 20GB of space for the 64-bit version. Now bumping up both the numbers, Microsoft has demanded 32GB of free storage for both the 16-bit and 32-bit versions.
|OS Architecture||OS Version||Storage Capacity|
|Windows 10, Built 1809 and older||32-bit||16 GB or Greater|
|64-bit||20 Gb or Greater|
|Windows 10, Built 1903||32-bit & 64-bit||32 GB or Greater|
|Windows 10 IOT Enterprise, Built 1903 and older||32-bit||16 GB or Greater|
|64-bit||20 GB or Greater|
What Is The Need Of New Storage Requirements?
These new requirements can be easily attributed to an already public feature coming up with the May Update. Microsoft now plans to reserve 7GB of extra storage space for Windows Update, cache, and other temporary files. This extra space will be beneficial in the future and will help Windows avoid issues like update failure due to insufficient space.
You can find this increased hardware requirement both beneficial and troublesome it depends on your current hardware. If you have lots of spare storage space lying around in your machine, this change should benefit you. Users have often demanded that Microsoft should increase the storage requirements as it helps run the system smoothly. However, it is understandable that Microsoft tries to keep it to a minimum to make as many devices as possible eligible for the update.
On the other hand, if you are running an outdated system with low-storage or an SSD with lesser space, the extra GBs could turn out to be a headache.
In a related development, just yesterday we told you about a weird issue with the May Update that will not let you install the update if you have some removable media like a USB drive or SD card connected to your system. Microsoft has shared a workaround for the same and promised to fix the issue in an upcoming servicing update.
This is a brief story about what is happening and what probably will happen in the near future by Microsoft.
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