The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is the first of two expected upgrades for the computer platform this year.
Ahead of its full debut, Microsoft has released a flurry of preview builds of the software for members of its Insider programme that have shown what fans can expect from the new Windows 10 iteration.
One of the biggest changes present that fans should remember before downloading it surrounds how computer storage space is handled.
Essentially, the new Windows 10 iteration will reserve around 7GB of additional memory on user computers to make sure “critical OS functions always have access to disk space”, according to the American tech powerhouse.
Users will not be able to override this functionality, meaning this space is unable to harnessed for any other files or programmes.
Discussing the Windows 10 change, Microsoft said: “Starting with the next major update we’re making a few changes to how Windows 10 manages disk space. Through reserved storage, some disk space will be set aside to be used by updates, apps, temporary files, and system caches.
“Our goal is to improve the day-to-day function of your PC by ensuring critical OS functions always have access to disk space. Without reserved storage, if a user almost fills up her or his storage, several Windows and application scenarios become unreliable.”
Microsoft has insisted the result of the extra storage being used by Windows 10 will result in a smoother user experience overall.
The company went on: “Windows and application scenarios may not work as expected if they need free space to function. With reserved storage, updates, apps, temporary files, and caches are less likely to take away from valuable free space and should continue to operate as expected.”
The American tech giant has insisted it could alter the size of the reserved storage needed in the future.
Moreover, it was also stated Windows 10 fans may be able to reduce the size taken up by the operating system if they remove “unused optional features and languages”.
Microsoft declared: “In the next major release of Windows (19H1) [May 2019 Update], we anticipate that reserved storage will start at about 7GB, however the amount of reserved space will vary over time based on how you use your device. For example, temporary files that consume general free space today on your device may consume space from reserved storage in the future.
“Additionally, over the last several releases we’ve reduced the size of Windows for most customers. We may adjust the size of reserved storage in the future based on diagnostic data or feedback.
“The reserved storage cannot be removed from the OS, but you may be able to reduce the amount of space reserved by removing unused optional features and languages.”
In addition to changing how Windows 10 handles storage space, the May 2019 Update also introduces a number of notable new features for users to get excited about.
One of the most useful of these is a new programme called Windows Sandbox that essentially presents fans with an isolated desktop environment that can be used to run untrusted software.
The idea behind Sandbox is to give users the chance to test apps without risking the health of their device.
Windows 10 May 2019 Update also has a deluge of other features that have previously been outlined by Express.co.uk.
As the name suggests, the upgrade will be released next months for fans.