Traditionally, Microsoft would use the release of a new operating system to increase the minimum hardware requirements that the software requires. Because Windows 10 is the "latest" version of Windows, Microsoft uses the most important updates to increase the specifications. The update from May 201
So far, 32-bit Windows had a minimum memory requirement of 16 GB and 64-bit Windows 20 GB. Both were extremely tight and left little room for actual software, but technically this was enough room for everything to work. This minimum has now been increased: for 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows it is 32 GB.
Part of the growth may be due to new behavior that Microsoft introduced in 1903. To make sure future updates are installed without difficulty, 7 GB of hard disk space is permanently reserved for the installation process. While avoiding out-of-disk errors when updating, the usable space on these low-memory systems is significantly reduced.
If your system can not be upgraded, the 1809 version will be retained for the system rest of its supported life; The program is currently running on May 12, 2020 for the Home, Pro, and Pro for Workstations editions, and May 11, 2021 for the Enterprise and Education editions. Version 1809 also has a long-term Service Channel counterpart, which will receive bug fixes and security updates by January 9, 2024, and security updates by January 9, 2029. It would be nice if Microsoft offers these fixes for hardware that was abandoned by a feature update, but we would not hold our breath.
The new hard drive requirements also do not apply to the Windows 10 IoT edition. This version should generally have a smaller disk space, so it should offer more space for future updates. There are also no changes to the hardware requirements of Windows Server. This version of Windows needed at least 32 GB of hard disk space.