If you are going to upgrade to Windows 10, you may want to know about complete information about Windows 10 and most importantly about the space it takes.
If you buy windows 10 online or in a CD, it will have windows 10 of approximate size 4.50 GB. It is the only the size of windows 10 setup file before installation.
The minimum requirements for upgrading to Windows 10 are more or less similar to Windows 7 and 8. It will require 1GHz processor and 1 GB and 2 GB RAM for 32 Bit & 64 bit respectively. The minimum Hard disk requirement is free space of 16 GB and 20 GB for 32 bit and 64 bit respectively.
It means if you want to run and install windows 10 on your computer or laptop, you will require approximately 20 GB of space.
Most probably your computer or laptop will match all these specs if you have bought a computer within the last 10 years. The main issue you may see while installing windows 10 is the disk space.
To cope with this issue, Windows 10 itself has an effective and competent compression mechanism to compress the system files. It means that you will get back the storage of about 1.5 GB and 2.6 GB for 32 Bit and 64 bit respectively.
A system has been designed by Microsoft works around hardware of your system. Windows 10 utilize the amount of installed RAM in place of compressing standard files list to decide how frequently a file is expected to be recalled.
Likewise, if your system has a fast working CPU for decompression of files, the chances of compression of files will be more and consequently, more space will be saved.
There is a trick which you can use to enhance space in your computer while upgrading from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10. At the time of upgrading, all the old system settings of your computer were moved to a folder named Windows.old. Usually, this folder lies in C:\ drive for 10 days until it is destroyed by itself.
However, it contains huge chunk files and occupies a lot of space on your hard drive. You can also see more than one such folder due to a number of reasons and taking up a lot of your space. When the folder is removed itself it will create much space in your computer.
You should delete this folder if due to any reason it remains intact and undeleted. But if you deleted this folder once, it will be gone forever because normally it is too big folder to send to stay in Recycle Bin.
So, if you want to go back to your old version, avoid deleting such folders permanently because it covers all of the system settings and related files. If you delete these files without proper backup, it will ruin your life.
Windows 10 is already efficient and modernized. It was planned by the Microsoft that Windows 10 will operate on around one billion devices at the end of 2018. The primary target was to make sure that Windows 10 could be operated on systems as far as possible. It might not complete in the mean time, but Windows 10 operating system has 350 million consumers with an efficient operating system at disposal.