Terminals with Small Storage Capacity May Not Install Next Update for Windows 10


Tinh Khuong

Microsoft will deliver the Windows 10 May 2019 Update in May 2019, the next major update to Windows 10. With this update, Microsoft has come up with a policy of talking about something before delivery, such as reverting Paint to standard installation , and abolishing the policy for setting the password expiration date . Meanwhile, Ars Technica, a foreign media company, reports that 'The terminal with small storage capacity can not install the next update of Windows 10.'

Systems with small disks won't be able to install Windows 10 May 2019 update | Ars Technica

The operating system (OS) required to operate a PC has system requirements that 'must have at least this much CPU, storage, memory, etc.'. For the latest version of Windows 10, 1809, the system requirements are as follows:

Windows 10 system requirements

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Processor: 1 GHz processor or SoC
RAM: 1GB (32 bits) or 2GB (64 bits)
Hard disk space: 16GB (32 bit OS) or 20GB (64 bit OS)
Graphics card: DirectX 9+ and WDDM 1.0 driver
Display: 800 x 600

There are 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10, but updating to version 1809 of Windows 10 requires at least 16GB of 32-bit version and at least 20GB of storage space for 64-bit version. Version 1903, which is scheduled to be distributed in May 2019, will require more storage space for updates and will require at least 32GB of free space for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Ars Technica notes that the increase in storage system requirements is due to the new behavior Microsoft introduced with version 1903 of Windows 10. According to Ars Technica, version 1903 permanently reserves 7GB of storage for the installation process so that future updates can be installed without problems. This makes it possible to avoid errors that occur due to lack of storage space at the time of OS update, but it can be expected that the capacity that can be freely used will be dramatically reduced on terminals with small storage capacity.

If the storage space is too low to update to version 1903, you will have to spend the remaining support period remaining with version 1809. In addition, Windows 10 version 1809 will be discontinued on May 12, 2020 for Home, Pro, and Pro for Workstations editions, and May 11, 2021 for Enterprise Edition and Education editions.

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Version 1809 also has a long-term service channel, which allows bug fixes and security updates through January 9, 2024, and security fixes through January 9, 2029.

The new system requirements do not apply to Windows 10 IoT Edition. Because this edition is Windows 10 for IoT devices, it is necessary to minimize data capacity and prepare for future updates. Also, there are no changes to the Windows Server related system requirements.

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