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    Microsoft raises Windows 10 min storage requirement to 32GB

    Change comes with the release of the Windows 10 May 2019 (1903) Update.
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    Re: Microsoft raises Windows 10 min storage requirement to 32GB

    128Gb feels so little these days for a computer running Windows, let alone 32Gb!
    And especially if that is your only drive.
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    Re: Microsoft raises Windows 10 min storage requirement to 32GB

    Quote Originally Posted by darcotech View Post
    128Gb feels so little these days for a computer running Windows, let alone 32Gb!
    And especially if that is your only drive.
    I had up until recently when my son broke it a 7" tablet running Windows 10 on 32Gb. It did a pretty decent job of it too. It was only £40 and that was years ago I purchased it... I was always managing files on it! However I do agree its pretty tight. I'm currently running Win 10 on a 64Gb SSD in my main PC and it just isn't enough for a real PC!
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    Re: Microsoft raises Windows 10 min storage requirement to 32GB

    Be nice if the store didnt install all the crap you didnt want out of the box as well, or have they finally done something about it OOTB??

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    Re: Microsoft raises Windows 10 min storage requirement to 32GB

    Guess that means I'll be moving my Lenovo Yoga to Ubuntu. It only has a 64GB eMMC for a drive.

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    Re: Microsoft raises Windows 10 min storage requirement to 32GB

    Quote Originally Posted by simonpreston View Post
    Guess that means I'll be moving my Lenovo Yoga to Ubuntu. It only has a 64GB eMMC for a drive.
    ZzzZzz. Just move and get it done already.

    Windows 10 should have ALWAYS had a minimum of 64Gb. You install Win10, leave everything on, then as soon as the latest build appears you're already hitting 32Gb. Madness. Even 64Gb is tight but... blame the cheap oems.

    I'm using 51.1Gb with a heck of a lot of stuff installed.

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    Re: Microsoft raises Windows 10 min storage requirement to 32GB

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    This move comes into effect from the arrival of the Windows 10 May 2109 (1903) Update...
    Well, the update won't be here for another 90 years, so plenty of time to adjust.

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    Re: Microsoft raises Windows 10 min storage requirement to 32GB

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    ZzzZzz. Just move and get it done already.
    It's done. Went with Linux Mint and have a good 50GB available for use. A lot more than the base installation of Windows 10 gave. Will probably be a bit zippier too.

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    Re: Microsoft raises Windows 10 min storage requirement to 32GB

    Quote Originally Posted by simonpreston View Post
    It's done. Went with Linux Mint and have a good 50GB available for use. A lot more than the base installation of Windows 10 gave. Will probably be a bit zippier too.
    I installed Windows 10 on my PC's 60GB partition and had 50GB left over so I don't see the space saving. True, the free space has decreased since installing programs and updates but that's not exactly a fair comparison since Linux has the exact same "issue". If that ever does become a concern, I can always use Disk Cleanup or the file compression built into NTFS (the latter of which Linux doesn't support).

    As for zippiness, my experience with Linux has been the opposite due to little deficiencies. For example, GNOME Files (Edit: Dolphin too) doesn't support using the mouse's back and forward buttons despite Windows File Manager supporting this for over a decade now. You may want to check if Caja has this same deficiency. Edit 2: Actually, I tested this myself. It does. Plasma's Dolphin does too.
    Another example is that I love the Windows taskbar with it's ability to display open windows as icons only, pin icons to it, group together all windows from the same program under one icon, add entries to a program's jumplist and display a preview of the window while hovering over the icon. Windows has had all these features for a decade now whereas I have yet to find a Linux DE that isn't missing at least one of them.

    Edit: In fact, I've even had difficulties doing something as simple as moving the taskbar (or equivalent) to the left side of the screen.
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