There are many changes coming to the latest Windows OS update. Windows 10’s biggest improvement is that, unlike previous versions of the operating system, it will take up significantly less storage space. Data files are getting larger while connectivity speed with data plans are getting slower. Customers need an operating system that is fast and keep up with their everyday demands without lagging behind.
If you choose to upgrade to the new OS you could be freeing up to almost 15GB of space. The exact amount of space depends on a variety of factors according to Microsoft, as stated on their blog, but regardless; the amount will be fairly significant.
The prime reason for the large amount of space being saved is due to the new recovery techniques being implemented with Windows 10. Previous versions of the OS required separate recovery images in case you needed to restore your computer back to its original factory setting. The new OS does not require these recovery images, which tend to come pre-installed and take up almost 12GB of storage space.
The lack of recovery images will also allow users to back up and restore their devices in a more streamlined way. The need to reinstall various system updates and programs that came with previous versions will no longer be needed. This is because the recovery process will not wipe your computer completely but rather it will rebuild the software.
The other ~3GB saved comes from a new memory compression technique that uses a newly developed algorithm which scans and evaluates all programs running on your system. This in turn compresses these files and programs as needed so that they take up as minimal memory as possible.
With such a major improvement already being seen we can only imagine what other changes Microsoft will be bringing to Windows 10.