Windows 10 V1903 requires a 32 GB minium disk space

[German]Microsoft has revised and released the hardware requirements for installing Windows 10 May 2019 Update (Version 1903). Now also 32 GByte storage capacity on the system drive are mentioned as a minimum requirement.


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Microsoft is getting a bit honest about the hardware requirements. Recently Microsoft seems to have updated the website Windows Processor Requirements, as neowin.net noticed. An entry for Windows 10 May 2019 Update (Version 1903) has been added to the page:

  • Up through the following 9th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-9xxxK), and Intel Xeon E-21xx[1], Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium Processors
  • Up through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx); AMD Athlon 2xx processors, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7 2xxx, AMD Opteron[2] and AMD EPYC 7xxx[2]
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 850

But what about the memory requirements of Windows 10 in the upcoming version 1903? Does anyone remember the information that Windows 10 with 16 GByte storage space can be installed on the system drive? And there were times when Microsoft wanted to compete with Google’s Chromebooks, but comes short, because of the huge resource requirements of Windows 10. The ones who suffered were the users who bought the devices with cheap hardware and then didn’t even get a feature update installed. That failed because of a lack of memory.

Windows 10 V1903 Speicheranforderungen

Within this document Microsoft the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10. Colleagues at deskmodder.de noticed that Microsoft now specifies 32 GBytes or more of minimum memory for Windows 10 V1903 in the Storage device size section. Let me put it this way: Even with this memory size the installation of function updates becomes a cramp. From 128 GByte free memory on a hard disk or SSD you can work and install some software. What’s your experiences there?


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