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As the release of Windows 10 approaches, Microsoft gives more information about the new operating system, which should suit all devices. In yesterday’s blog, Microsoft explained how Windows 10 uses system compression techniques to save space on devices. In other words, how does Windows 10 manage to run with less storage space on local memory in tablets, laptops and phones.
How Windows 10 saves space on devices
Windows 10 uses two different factors so that the operating system takes up as little space as possible. It must adapt to a variety of devices with different memory limits and under these conditions it will not be possible if the operating system takes up a lot of space. Less storage also means faster operation of the operating system.
The first of the two factors is file system compression . The second is a Recovery Enhancement System, which we will discuss in the next section.
Windows 10 system compression
Windows 8.1 significantly reduced the space required using Windows Image Boot or WIMBOOT. This feature allowed Windows 8.1 devices to take full advantage of an efficient compression algorithm without compromising responsiveness. Windows 10 compression is the evolution of WIMBOOT!
According to Microsoft, Windows 10 uses an efficient algorithm to compress files. With the latest version of Windows 10, compression algorithms can save up to 1.5 GB for 32-bit operating systems. For 64-bit operating systems, compression algorithms are at least 2.6 GB free.
Recovery enhancements in Windows 10
Generally, hardware manufacturers use a static recovery image so that users can access it in the event of a problem. This static recovery image takes up a lot of space on the hard disk or other storage devices. The static recovery enhancements have been completely eliminated in Windows 10, so they take up little space.
This does not mean that the user cannot return to the basic state if necessary. The technique has changed, but not the characteristics. The’Refresh’ and’Reset’ functions of Windows now use a technology that is dynamic. This means that Windows reconstructs the restore image with built-in algorithms if necessary. This way, it is not necessary to save a static image of Windows 10. This removal of static images and the creation of recovery images significantly reduces the storage requirements of the operating system.
Generally, static images take up too much space, and dynamic recovery allows Windows 10 to save up to 12 GB of disk space or other drives from which it operates. The space freed up by the operating system is used by users to store documents, photos, videos, music, etc.
This article shows how to compress Windows 10 or disable the Compact OS function.
Intelligent system compression under Windows 10
File compression under Windows 10 does not have to adversely affect operating system performance. Compression algorithms are used to calculate the required compression without compromising the efficiency of Windows 10.
For example, Windows 10 takes into account the amount of RAM and the processor speed on the computer used. Based on these two factors, the system compression algorithms in Windows 10 check how long it takes to decompress the files to be processed. The time required to retrieve, decompress and process the file should be much less than a person can perceive. This is exactly what Windows 10 compression algorithms do. This means that compression is different on different machines. A machine with a faster processor takes up less space for the operating system, while the operating system takes up more space on a slow computer system.
Windows 10 not only uses intelligent algorithms to reduce system clutter, but also to save space for Windows applications. If system files are compressed, application files are also compressed in the same way so that they can offer more on systems with less storage capacity.
Now see how memory compression works under Windows 10.