New Windows Virtual Desktop feature will finally make the iPad useful

Image ZDI

Image ZDI

While this may seem like Microsoft taking over a machine's precious storage space, the company said the system is being designed in a way that makes sure that unneeded temporary files are removed automatically to give space to Windows updates and apps.

Microsoft wants to improve the reliability of "critical OS functions" that rely on disk space, e.g. updating or caching, by reserving disk space. For the most part, this is about helping users to install system updates without having first to free up space on their PCs. Files created by apps and processes that would have taken space anyway will now go into this reserved storage.

The problem with reserved storage is that it "will start at about 7 GB" but can vary based on the usage patterns of the device. Windows and application scenarios may not work as expected if they need free space to function. If that's not enough, Windows will guide you through steps to temporarily extend your hard disk with external storage, such as with a USB stick, or how to free up disk space.

Since every update will be restricted to reserved storage, it won't interact (replace, remove, rename) user files unless the reserved storage that has been set aside is temporarily full. Windows will store temporary files here when space isn't needed for updates. Since disk space has been set aside for this goal, your device will function more reliably. Does this upcoming feature make you think about switching to Linux? For example, temporary files that consume general free space today on your device may consume space from reserved storage in the future. "Over the last several releases we've reduced the size of Windows for most customers", explained Rajwan.

Christophe Dettinger: Fundraising for 'yellow vest' boxer ends after outcry
Another major demonstration has been called for Saturday, this time in Bourges, central France, instead of the capital . Leetchi initially defended its hosting of the fundraising, saying it was simply a "neutral" online platform.

A value of 1 means that Reserved Storage space is enabled, a value of 0 that it is not enabled.

The size depends on two major factors - optional features and installed languages - which are used to determine the reserved space. When an optional feature is installed, Windows will increase the amount of reserved storage to ensure there is space to maintain this feature on your device when updates are installed. You can see which features are installed on your device by going to Settings Apps Apps & features Manage optional features.

Reserved storage should be a useful feature for most consumers, but it may be somewhat problematic on PCs with just 64GB of storage or less. The more features and languages on the system, the more space will be reserved so that those features can be properly updated as well. To check this, you can head over Settings Time & Language Language and uninstall languages you aren't using. You can reduce the amount of space required for reserved storage on your device by uninstalling languages you aren't using.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.