The new Windows 10 update is right around the corner. After the May 2019 update, Windows will have new minimum storage requirements. Microsoft designed Windows 10 to be a service, and it will make significant changes in its major updates.

May 2019 Update Version 1903

In earlier iterations of Windows, the 32-bit option had a minimum storage requirement of 16GB, and the 64-bit required 20GB. The operating system needed 16GB and 20GB of storage to operate correctly. After the 1903 update, the storage requirements will be 32GB for both versions.

After the update, 7GB of permanent space will be reserved for future updates. As a result, all future updates will install without being blocked by users who have maxed out storage capacities.

Chromebook Users

Unfortunately, not all users will be able to update to this version of Windows. Chromebooks and other netbooks have built-in EMC memory. This memory can total 32GB of onboard storage and is not upgradable. For those who cannot update, the computer will stay on version 1809 until the end of it supported live. 1809 will expire on May 12, 2020, for Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Pro for workstations.  Additionally, Enterprise and Education variants will expire on May 11, 2020.

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