Microsoft silently announced that starting from Windows 10 May 2019 Update it’ll need 32GB of storage, up from 20GB to safely install Windows on PCs. While we still don’t have the answer as to why the increment was done, Microsoft has finally cleared some confusion about new storage rule.
Microsoft says that newly introduced storage requirements apply to PCs that will be launching in the future and that no existing PCs with storage less than 32GB will be affected. This simply means that those running Windows 10 October Update or lower and don’t meet the 32GB criteria will still be able to update their PCs to Windows 10 May 2019 Update and also to its subsequent versions, assuming Microsoft will stick to the rule. Long story short, if you have a PC with not below 20GB of storage space, you are eligible to get the latest major Windows update.
“New disk space requirement for Windows 10, version 1903 applies only to OEMs for the manufacture of new PCs. This new requirement does not apply to existing devices. PCs that don’t meet new device disk space requirements will continue to receive updates and the 1903 update will require about the same amount of free disk space as previous updates,” explains Microsoft .
Another important thing that Microsoft wants you to know is that the reserved storage feature, which was introduced in the May 2019 Update isn’t enabled by default on existing PCs. To let Microsoft do the job, you’ll either have to clean install the Windows 10 May 2019 Update on your PCs. And if you are planning to purchase a new PC that offers the May 2019 update out of the box, you don’t have to worry about anything. Just Sit back and relax!