Windows 10 update will bring a popular change for Microsoft users

Windows 10 is Microsoft’s computer operating system that is harnessed around the world.

The software far surpasses the likes of macOS, Linux and Chrome OS in terms of monthly user numbers.

Every year Windows 10 receives substantial upgrades, the next of which is expected to arrive in April.

Before all users are granted new updates, Microsoft tests out new functions in preview builds of the software.

The firm has a Windows Insider programme for fans that are eager to experience additions early.

Ahead of Windows 10’s expected April 2019 update, Microsoft has been releasing Insider Preview Builds that offer a glimpse into new features users can look forward to.

Early versions of the operating system suggest the next upgrade, dubbed 19H1, will introduce changes to the signature Start menu offered in the software.

Moreover, it is also expected a new programme called Windows Sandbox will also arrive.

Sandbox is an application specifically designed to run suspicious software in an isolated environment so the user’s computer is not adversely affected if malware is present for instance.

But now Microsoft has detailed changes are also coming to how Windows 10 manages user storage.

The firm has declared a “reserved storage” amount of 7GB will be implemented to ensure future updates can be installed in addition to applications and “critical OS functions”.

The new feature will mean an added 7GB of memory will be taken up by Windows 10 on user computers overall.

Explaining the change, Microsoft said: “Starting with the next major update we’re making a few changes to how Windows 10 manages disk space.

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“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.”

The American tech giant added the starting amount of space taken up will be 7GB, but admitted figures will vary depending on the usage case.

Microsoft went on: “In the next major release of Windows (19H1), we anticipate that reserved storage will start at about 7GB, however the amount of reserved space will vary over time based on how you use your device.

“For example, temporary files that consume general free space today on your device may consume space from reserved storage in the future.

“Additionally, over the last several releases we’ve reduced the size of Windows for most customers. We may adjust the size of reserved storage in the future based on diagnostic data or feedback.”

The idea behind the new initiative is to make Windows 10 a smoother and more seamless experience for users overall, the tech firm added.

If users do see improved performance from the change, it will surely be a popular feature amongst the Windows faithful.

Microsoft went on: “Without reserved storage, if a user almost fills up her or his storage, several Windows and application scenarios become unreliable.

“Windows and application scenarios may not work as expected if they need free space to function.”

The new reserved storage feature is currently available for Windows Insiders running build 18298.

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For all other Windows 10 fans, the new feature is expected to debut in the next substantial update for the operating system set for an April release.

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