Windows 10 Will Need Reserved Storage Space For Future Updates

Ruben Fields
January 13, 2019

There are no specifics as to what's changed in cumulative update KB4476976, as Microsoft hasn't published a changelog just yet, but we expect more information to make the rounds once the public rollout begins.

Windows 10 version 1809 was originally released on October 2, but a few days later, Microsoft pulled it completely after discovering a bug potentially leading to the removal of user files. Combining Jiminy with the Key Management Service (KMS) on Windows 7, as many enterprise customers likely do (even though Microsoft wishes they wouldn't), hasn't caused too many headaches.

What are your thoughts regarding this reserved storage feature?

Microsoft has released Windows 10 19H1 (Windows 10 1903) release with support for reserved storage functionality.

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Microsoft has released a new cumulative update for Windows 10, but this time the company's target isn't the production version of the operating system.

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

The company sources revealed that reserved storage feature has been introduced to solve the problems associated with the installation of Windows 10. To do so, simply go to Settings Apps Apps & features Manage optional features.

The 7GB Reserved Storage space could get adjusted "based on diagnostic data or feedback", Microsoft's announcement noted. Similarly, installed languages that aren't needed on a Windows 10 PC can be deleted to reduce the space needed by Reserved Storage. 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 would still very much like enterprise users to uninstall the Jiminy Cricket update (aka KB971033) because it is aimed at consumers. The reserved space isn't entirely lost during normal usage, with certain temporary files having their disk usage charged against reserved space rather than free space.

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