Published: Sun, January 13, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Future version of Windows 10 will reserve system space for updates

Future version of Windows 10 will reserve system space for updates

Microsoft reverted the change to its servers after discovering the issue but says admins should additionally remove the KB 971033 update if PCs are still showing the "not genuine" message.

Microsoft released the KB4476976 cumulative update for Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring, containing Action Center fixes for the Windows 10 Version 1809 release it pushed to customers on October 2.

Freshly released preview will allocate roughly 7GB of hard disk space as "reserved storage", to be used for updates, apps, temporary files and system caches.

There are a number of reports online of some Windows 10 users running the April 2018 Update suffering at the hands of update KB4480966.


So we should hear more on the latter soon enough, then, and hopefully Microsoft is now investigating these reports of other issues.

"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". To do so, simply go to Settings Apps Apps & features Manage optional features. The new user interface will require less clicks / taps and should be more consistent with the overall theme, regardless of the device now in use.

Microsoft provided instructions for removing it from volume-licensed systems in a support document, and said it recommends the update be from volume-licensed systems even if they are not affected by the activation-failure flaw. Similarly, installed languages that aren't needed on a Windows 10 PC can be deleted to reduce the space needed by Reserved Storage. These temporary files won't consume free user space when they are created and will be less likely to do so as temporary files increase in number, provided that the reserve isn't full, " Microsoft explained on its blog. Lack of space is one of the most common reasons why you can't install updates. A monthly "quality update", which just patches existing OS capabilities, can require "2GB-3GB or more" of space.

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