New installs of Windows 10 1903 will take 7GB of reserved space or more if required.

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  1. 6pack

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    Source: The Register UK

     
  2. nRiTeCh

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    Wow!! In past 2yrs my 120gb C partition is already 84gb used (user data just 12-15gb) and now this.
    Cant afford to loose precious space for windows operations.

    A registry tweak will very well take care of this.
     
  3. kuduku

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    I dont know about your setup but my complete C drive is only 26GB on SSD excluding user data. Cleanup is required seems
     
  4. nRiTeCh

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    All is cleaned still the shit trash.
     
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    6pack

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    I don't think any registry tweak will work. That reserved space is like a new hidden partition before the Windows C drive. So in new hardware, during installation of Windows 10, 100-500MB will be EFI partition, ~7GB of space will be a hidden partition or volume and the rest will be C drive.

    For existing installations, I think it may not be made or Windows might very well do it without notice if there is enough space on C Drive when installing some huge update.
     
  6. vishalrao

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    If reserved space is a partition then this can cause dismay among linux dual booters. Already I see 3 partitions created by windows, 1.recovery, 2.efi and 3. C drive.

    4th remaining partition i use to create an extended partition which can hold multiple logical partitions for multiple linux installs. if 4th partition is also gone now then no more space to create for linux!

    this limitation of 4 primary partitions is for old MBR partitioning scheme though, i think GPT does not have this restriction.
     
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    6pack

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    Windows 10 does GPT volumes only I think. In my old drive which I deleted to make way for linux, in a new install there was 350MB reserved space for Windows as a hidden partition after the EFI partition. This is what I remember. I think they are expanding this 350MB partition to 7GB or more on new installs and devices like laptops etc.
     
  8. Marcus Fenix

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    Go to Settings>System>Storage>Free Up Space Now.
    In my experience installed Windows Update leftover files,old Windows versions and Delivery Optimization files take up a lot of space and I clean it regularly so that my C Drive has 25.7 GB free out of 50 GB on my headless file server. Please note that this cleanup takes quite a bit of time but I am running a quad core 1.5 GHz Atom so that might be the culprit.Don't remember the timings on my Ryzen 1700 rig to compare though.

    P.S. I always move the personal folders(Documents Downloads etc.) to other drives to ensure my weekly scheduled Windows image backups contain program installations only and are smaller in size.It also lets me restore Windows installation image in case of problems without worrying about any personal files as they are in different partitions,
     

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