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News hardware & software 29 April 2019, 12:44

author: Adrian Werner

Windows 10 May 2019 Update Needs 32 GB of HDD Space

The May update for Windows 10 will come with a big increase in disc space requirements. It will be necessary to find at least a dozen or so additional gigabytes.

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The May update will increase Windows 10's appetite for disk space.

We have bad news for people with small hard drives. Microsoft announced that after the May update Windows 10 will require additional 32 GB of disc space. For comparison, after the October patch, the 32-bit version of the system required 16 GB of free disk space and the 64-bit version, 20 GB.

Of course, this 16-20 GB is not much for modern PCs. However, there may be a problem for people who, in order to save on components, have a small SSD designed primarily for the operating system, while other data, games and apps are kept on a classic HDD. Other users will find the increased requirements nothing more than a small nuisance.

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Learning from previous mistakes, Microsoft will not force immediate installation of the May patch.

So far we don't know exactly when the May update for Windows 10 will be released, but we don't think we will have to wait long. So-called insiders have already started to receive fixes from this patch, and Nvidia, AMD and Intel have released dedicated drivers.

It is worth mentioning that Microsoft decided to resign from enforcing updates in Windows 10. The installation of the May patch can be postponed for up to 35 days. We will also be able to pause the download of the updates, even if you have manually checked the availability of the updates and decided to install them.

  1. Microsoft - official website
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