Microsoft Windows 10 will receive an upgrade in the near future. However, the company has sent out a warning to those Windows users planning to add the upgrade to their device of choice. Users will need to make sure they have an adequate amount of free storage to receive the upgrade.
Forbes’ Gordon Kelly recently reported that the new upgrade warning involves the free storage necessary on one’s device before upgrading. According to Kelly’s report (via Microsoft’s advisory), users will require “up to twice as much free storage for their PCs to get the Windows 10 1903 upgrade” on 32-bit versions.
The previous requirement was 16 GB for 32-bit Windows 10. There was previously a 20GB minimum storage requirement for 64-bit devices. However, the new requirement sits at 32 gigabytes. The problem mostly arises for users with older computers that are outdated, as they may need a new hard drive. Additionally, users who have filled up a lot of their storage space may need to begin deleting files or moving them elsewhere. That could also mean purchasing a new hard drive.
This new “free storage” stipulation applies to each version of the Windows 10 operating system. They include the Home, Pro, and Enterprise versions. Additionally, it’s believed that the storage requirement is likely to double once again when a future upgrade arrives to as much as 64 gigabytes. However, that’s still a ways off.
The major advantage to installing Microsoft’s newest update is that it will give users complete control over future updates. Windows 10 1903 will offer users the ability to prevent updates which could be problematic. Microsoft’s Windows updates dating back to October of the last year have been just that.
Windows 10 1903 will also include Microsoft’s “reserved storage.” This should keep at least 7 gigabytes worth of disk space available for future updates to help for smoother installs. There will also be Microsoft’s Storage Sense utility. This will allow Windows users to manage their device’s available reserved storage.
The Windows 10 1903 upgrade is expected to have a May release date as Microsoft is referring to it as the “Windows 10 May 2019 Update.” Windows PC users can see more details about the Windows update here.