Are you one of those who own laptop that only has 32 GB SSD Hard Drive? You must be wondering whether or not windows system as good as Windows 10 can work in such laptop. Regardless of the disk space needed for Windows 10 and the disk space available from the laptop, you can always get more free space from Windows 10 itself. Are curious about it? Let’s talk more below in respect of that.
The Disk Space Needed for Windows 10
Before we talk about the way to get the free space we were talking about earlier, there is a need for you to know the disk space needed for Windows 10. You know? Actually, there is no need for you to worry about whether or not Windows 10 can function in a laptop with 32GB disk space. Why not? It is because Windows 10 can offer good performance with at least 20GB of hard disk space.
That is why it can be said that Windows 10 can run and function well with 32GB SSD Hard Drive. So, there is no need for you to worry about it to begin with. However, it is a different story if the hard disk space is not even as much as 20GB. Of course, Windows 10 wouldn’t be able to function if that is the case, let alone running well. If this is your problem, let’s see what you can do below.
The Usage of Compact OS
Windows 10 uses Compact OS, you see. To tell you the point, Compact OS does its job to compress Windows files. Of course, it is to make them smaller. Those files are not combined into a single WIM file. Individual files are replaced and removed by Windows update to maintain drive footprint size over the time. Well, Compact OS can be done by Windows setup automatically. Manually, you will need these steps:
- Applying an image “DISM.EXE /Apply-Image /ImageFile:INSTALL.WIM /Index:1 /ApplyDir:C:\ /Compact:ON”
- Alternatively, use the command “COMPACT.EXE /CompactOS:always” in a running Windows
- Check the compact mode in cmd window by using “compact.exe /compactos:query”
Maybe, you will get slower performance when you want to load files. However, it won’t be as bad as you might suspect it to be. To not make the performance worse, you can just install basic applications for daily tasks and use many web applications to limit the space. This way, your Windows 10 should be able to function well.
Functioning Windows on 32GB disk space is not a problem at all for it actually needs at least 20GB disk space. If you need more space, you can compress Windows files by using Compact OS.