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    Microsoft Windows 10 improves disk space usage

    Windows 10 footprint compacted via compression and recovery enhancements.
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    Re: Microsoft Windows 10 improves disk space usage

    I would laugh so hard if I see in processes:

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    Re: Microsoft Windows 10 improves disk space usage

    Guess this is a push towards the small storage in tablet devices.

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    Re: Microsoft Windows 10 improves disk space usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms View Post
    Guess this is a push towards the small storage in tablet devices.
    Chromebook style formats too.

    Recovery can be done even when even when your device is suffering from "severe corruption," we are told.
    I find it really hard to have any confidence in a technology like that. How about severe infection? Is that file corruption, or filesystem corruption where metadata has been hosed?

    I think I would prefer a generic "Create install USB stick" option, and get the rest back from backups.
    Last edited by DanceswithUnix; 17-03-2015 at 04:15 PM.

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    Re: Microsoft Windows 10 improves disk space usage

    Very happy with this - particularly the implications for Windows Phone (or whatever it's going to be called in the future). Every byte that can be freed up on my phone is most definitely welcome!
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    Re: Microsoft Windows 10 improves disk space usage

    It's good progress and nice to see Microsoft this confident. I think we've had proven file based compression for quite a while now on NTFS, so bringing it to bear (which is my assumption) here is a strong positive
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    Re: Microsoft Windows 10 improves disk space usage

    if they can bring improved battery usage, a major failing in my opinion over say os-x, and this it could make the current 'with bing' devices a bit more worthwhile.

    Having said that, I'd say this is more a case of dealing with the complaints about lack of free space on their tablets more than anything, there was a lot of comments about how much space windows took up on the surface and surface pro models when they came out.

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    Re: Microsoft Windows 10 improves disk space usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms View Post
    Guess this is a push towards the small storage in tablet devices.
    It will also be helpful for my HTPC with its 60GB system SSD. So a welcome change.

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    Re: Microsoft Windows 10 improves disk space usage

    This is good news

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    Re: Microsoft Windows 10 improves disk space usage

    mmmhmm!
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    Re: Microsoft Windows 10 improves disk space usage

    Will the footprint be reduced only on a clean install, or will an upgrade from, say, Win 7 also show a reduction?

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    Re: Microsoft Windows 10 improves disk space usage

    I think it should be possible to make a controller something like a FPGA to make a wired hardware algorithm like zip to compress and decompress without using CPU and improve storage use and so battery life too.
    This could be a very interesting thing.. wait.. I have the next revolution yeah xD

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    Re: Microsoft Windows 10 improves disk space usage

    Quote Originally Posted by rpjkw11 View Post
    Will the footprint be reduced only on a clean install, or will an upgrade from, say, Win 7 also show a reduction?
    This is the multi billion dollar question, here ..
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    Re: Microsoft Windows 10 improves disk space usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Millennium View Post
    This is the multi billion dollar question, here ..

    It'll slowly grow like bacteria until it consumes all available hard disk space *

    *now 20% slower than all previous verisons.

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