The Next Upgrade Will Section Off 7GB of Storage
Due sometime in March or April, the next Windows update will do something new. 1903 will section off and hold 7GB of drive space. This sectioning is being called “reserved storage” and Microsoft argues it will improve functionality by guaranteeing there will always be space for critical OS functions.
Windows updates have always required a chunk of storage space to run the update. But after the task had been completed, that space was released back to the user. Now, it will create a section that will always be held. However, new updates will utilize this new portion before attempting to take any more space in an update.
There are still unknowns about how this will work. For instance, will this reserved storage space be manageable through group policies?
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