Microsoft’s upcoming operating system, Windows 10, will boast several impressive storage-saving techniques. Depending on your PC, Windows 10 can free up to 15GB of storage space. This is accomplished with a better compression method and a redesigned refresh and reset functionality.
According to Microsoft, Windows 10 uses an “efficient compression algorithm to compress system files,” which can save 1.5GB to 2.6GB of storage space depending on your system. The company also mentioned that this compression will also be available on smartphones running on Windows 10.
The redesigned refresh and reset functionality is where the most storage space is freed. Usually, if users would like to restore their system back to a pristine state, a separate recovery image needs to be stored in the system – which is the case with previous iterations of the Windows operating system. This requirement is now removed in Windows 10, which can free up anywhere between 4GB to 12GB of storage space.
When both of these space-saving techniques are taken into consideration, devices running on Windows 10 can potentially have 15GB of extra storage space. However, as phones already have a storage-optimised recovery solution which do not have a recovery image to start with, they will not benefit as much from these.