Microsoft has released an update of Window 10 with a new feature. The feature is ‘reserved storage’ (Windows Reserved Storage) which will reserve some space from system storage so that the window updates and drivers can work properly during low storage in the System.
This new update is introduced in window 10 of May 2019 version. By this updated feature the reserved storage supposed to use around 7GB from system drive. When the optional features add or install additional driver, the storage space could grow more.
Though Microsoft ensured that the reserved storage let smoothly run the system into any critical storage options, many PC manufacturer who offer their own recovery drive might not happy with this update of reserved storage (Windows Reserved Storage).
There is previously an option to enable/disable the reserved storage option by tweaking the registry but this may cause any problem in window machine as it cannot boot and may be unusable. Microsoft is planning to introduce Windows 10 v1903, v1909, and v2004 are tools to make this process safe through the command line. These tools will be available in Windows 10 later in this year.
By typing the following commands in command prompt you can manage the reserve storage:
- DISM.exe /Online /Get-ReservedStorageState
- DISM.exe /Online /Set-ReservedStorageState /State:Enabled
- DISM.exe /Online /Set-ReservedStorageState /State:Disabled
According to Microsoft’s Steve DiAcetis, Windows 10 20H1 has this feature and the company is planning to release it as soon as possible.
According to Microsoft – “We are now getting the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (20H1) ready for release and releasing Build 19041.207 to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring. We believe that Build 19041.207 is the final build and we will continue to improve the overall experience of the May 2020 Update on customers’ PCs as part of our normal servicing cadence,”