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Microsoft: Windows 10 will save you 15GB in storage

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#1 JohnC_21


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 10:56 AM

A blog post, written by the Windows team, says that the fresh lump of software is lean and compact thanks to compression and some other features.

"Windows 10 employs two separate and independent approaches for achieving a compact footprint. First, Windows 10 leverages an efficient compression algorithm to compress system files. Second, recovery enhancements have removed the requirement for a separate recovery image," it says.

"With current builds, Windows can efficiently compress system files. That gives back approximately 1.5GB of storage for 32-bit and 2.6GB of storage for 64-bit Windows. Phones will also be able to use this same efficient compression algorithm and likewise have capacity savings with Windows 10.".......


The team said that Windows refresh and reset tools have been changed so that they no longer need a recovery image - the firm said that this is often a pre-install - and that this makes it even more roomy.




What does this compression scheme do for accessing system files offline using something like linux or PE disk? Will it be even possible?


As far as not needing a recovery image, it means system image programs like Macrium or Aoemi will be more important then ever.

Edited by JohnC_21, 17 March 2015 - 10:57 AM.

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#2 bluesmanuk


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 09:48 AM

I ran cleanmgr this morning after the new build and whatever it does, it saved me over 8Gb.


The new verson of cleanmgr also allows you to trim what looks like the Winsxs folder by removing copies of older drivers that are traditionally kept for rollback etc

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