Microsoft Says Windows 7 Activation Bug Was Caused By Server Update

Windows 10 Insider Build 18312

Windows 10 Insider Build 18312

While you can see how much hard drive space is being reserved by Windows, you'll notice that there is no way to change or disable the feature.

Microsoft's latest batch of monthly security patches appears to be causing considerable grief, not just for Windows 7 users - who were hit by network issues as we saw yesterday - but also those running Windows 10 April 2018 Update. You cannot make Windows not reserve space for the update, but you can control to an extent the amount of space reserved for the update.

The company sources revealed that reserved storage feature has been introduced to solve the problems associated with the installation of Windows 10. Microsoft will be highlighting more options for that later on towards the final release.

But Microsoft has now confirmed that the activation issue was caused by a change made to its activation and validation servers, which also took effect on Tuesday. You can not totally remove the reserved storage but it is possible to reduce the size of the storage.

It will also be used to store temporary files by other important Windows apps and systems, and Windows will remove these files when they are no longer necessary. "For example, temporary files that consume general free space today on your device may consume space from reserved storage in the future.", announced Jesse Rajwan Program Manager at Microsoft in a blog post. On that note, Windows is increasing the max per process Fiber Local Storage (FLS) slot allocation, effectively removing the cap on the number of unique plugins musicians can load in their DAW projects. They can then reduce the Reserved Storage space by deleting any of these unwanted optional applications, Microsoft's announcement suggested.

For you, it means that you can finally say goodbye to "insufficient storage" error faced while installing a new update. Each file system can have a set of backup, and free disk space will decrease depending on the size of the backup.

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