The next version of Windows 10, code named the Windows 10 October 2018 update, brings with it a number of new features. However, before getting the update, you first need to make the update itself and there are a number of issues that you may encounter along the way. One of these problems involves not being able to upgrade your computer to Windows 10 version 1809 due to a shortage of disk space on your computer. Here, in any case, is the solution to the Windows 10 October 2018 not enough disk space issue.
Windows does not check for disk space
The strange thing about all this is that Windows does not apparently check for available disk space before updating a PC to the October 2018 upgrade. What this will mean is that many people are going to stumble while trying to update their machines.
Solution to the Windows 10 Version Low Disk Space Issue
There are a number of things that you can do in order to solve the Windows 10 October 2018 not enough disk space issue;
- Empty your recycle bin
We have previously noted that the Windows 10 October 2018 is about 5GB big. However, you actually need about 20GB in order to make the update. What this means is that you are going to encounter the Windows 10 October 2018 not enough disk space issue should you try to make the update on a computer that does not have enough space.
The simplest way of boosting the disk space on your computer is by clearing your recycle bin. What most people may not be aware of is that files that are deleted to the recycle bin continue to occupy space on a computer. Emptying the recycle bin is, therefore, a good solution to the Windows 10 October 2018 not enough disk space issue.
- Delete some of those movies and videos
Videos take the most space on computers these days. A simple way of clearing disk space, therefore, involves deleting any of the movies and videos that you no longer care about. This can be more difficult than you may think at first. Not many of us are going to be willing to give up on all those series and movies that have been collected over time.
Making the update
Once you have cleared space on your computer, making the Windows 10 October 2018 update should not be an issue. Most of the time, you wont actually need as much space as we have mentioned here. Windows updates are now cumulative, meaning you may already have received some of the features. You will, therefore, only receive those features and updates that are missing from your computer.