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Microsoft warns users; To get Windows 10 October 2018 Update, you need to lose some files

by Felix Omondi
Windows 10 October 2018 Update

There are some ‘thin’ PCs out there in the market that comes with Atom processors, less than 1GB RAM, and flash storage of 32GB. These types of PCs are usually the 2-in-1 convertible devices that serves both as a laptop and a tablet.

Well, if you have such a ‘thin’ device. You might not like what Microsoft has in store for you in the upcoming Windows 10 October 2018 Update. However, the good news is, Microsoft is giving you ample time to prepare and not become a victim.

Microsoft is warning users with devices with very small internal storage space (32GB flash storages), that they need to make sure they have sufficient storage space for the upgrade to go smoothly.

The tech giant is warning that devices with limited storage may fail to boot up once after running the Windows Update. The company said “thin clients” and “embedded systems” stand a greater chance of failing to initialize after the first installation of Windows Update.

From its short history, Windows 10 has all along demanded at least 10GB of free space on a device local storage for the download of the OS to begin. This move could be interpreted as a warning to users who have bought PCs with less internal storage space (and make some savings) to start cleaning any and all unwanted files and folders in their computers.

As has been the case (up to until the Windows 10 October 2018 Update) Microsoft has always sent a warning to users with less than 10GB free space on their devices. Letting them know that they need to create more space in their local storage for the Windows 10 Update to start downloading into their local system.

But for Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Microsoft says the “Windows Update does not check systems for adequate space requirement before it initializes.” Microsoft goes further to “recommend a regular regimen of system maintenance” that will include the user manually deleting unnecessary, unused, and temporary files. The company also recommends always you become aware of how much space you have left on your device.

The tech giant recommends deleting temporary files, clearing the downloads folder, and emptying your recycle bin to start. You can then proceed to removing any unnecessary apps, moving your photos to external storage, document files to the clouds, and limiting the number of files stored on OneDrive that will be locally available as well.

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