Windows 10: Storage reserved for Windows Update

Discus and support Storage reserved for Windows Update in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've read that after the April (May?) update, Windows10 will reserve 7 GB of storage for installing updates. Can this possibly be true? I only have 8... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Bob Coleman, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. Storage reserved for Windows Update


    I've read that after the April (May?) update, Windows10 will reserve 7 GB of storage for installing updates. Can this possibly be true? I only have 8 GB.

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    Bob Coleman, Apr 5, 2019
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  2. Brink Win User

    Reserving disk space to keep Windows 10 up to date


    Source: Windows 10 and reserved storage | Storage at Microsoft


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    Brink, Apr 5, 2019
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  3. rtwjunkie Win User
    Why some unaccesible space is reserved in a storage?

    Much like qubit said, for powers of 2, yes. But lately you are seeing SSD's with 120GB or 240 GB capacity, etc. They are automatically reserving the extra space, so a 240GB SSD now has the same storage space as one listed as 256. They've just set aside 16GB for wear levelling, etc.
     
    rtwjunkie, Apr 5, 2019
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  4. Storage reserved for Windows Update

    I'm a bit confused about this reservation on the Windows 10.

    Hi Colton,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to cancel the reservation and reserve it again.

    Refer to the below steps to cancel the reservation.


    • Right click on the Get Windows 10 App or Windows icon located in right end of the taskbar.

    • Select “Check your upgrade status”

    • Select “Cancel reservation”

    Refer to the below link to reserve Windows 10.

    Questions about reserving Windows 10

    Reply with the status of the issue, I will be happy to help you.
     
    Vinod Raj P, Apr 5, 2019
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