Microsoft has finally changed minimum requirements of Windows 10

In a strange move, Microsoft decided to raise the minimum requirements necessary to run the last update of Windows 10, known as ‘1903’.

After all, since Windows 10 was released in 2015, the requirements have always been the same … But it seems that after so many years, it’s time to implement some changes, which in turn need more disk space.

Update May 2019 (1903 version), will pull more by your computer!

If you are curious about the changes, Microsoft has provided a table, see below:

RAM memory 1GB for 32-bit version, 2GB for 64-bit version
Hard Disk Space For Windows 10 1809 and earlier:

  • 16 GB for the 32-bit version and 20 GB for the 64-bit version

For Windows 10 1903:

  • 32 GB or more
CPU The processor of 1 GHz or faster, or SoC that meets the following requirements:

  • Compatible with x86 or x64 instructions.
  • Support PAE, NX, and SSE2.
  • Support for CMPXCHG16b, LAHF / SAHF, and PrefetchW for installing 64-bit OS OS
Screen Resolution 800 x 600
Graphics Microsoft DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver


Unfortunately, Microsoft has not yet explained why this change in storage requirements. Because, after all, as of now, Windows will need at least 32GB of free memory on the disk.

Which probably has to do with the fact, a new feature, which reserves almost 7GB, exclusively for updates and system cache.

After all, users are asking Microsoft to increase the minimum requirements of their Operating System … So that there is a certainty, that the PC withstands with Windows.

So it seems that with the May 2019 upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft is taking more care of the devices that run or can run the OS.

In short, the idea is to ensure that there are fewer problems in the future with the updates that have lately troubled older machines.

Microsoft is trying to regain user confidence over Windows 10 updates

However, after all the problems that the October 2018 update had, there are still many users … who basically do not want to risk upgrading their machines.

Therefore, the company now has several defined strategies, to ensure that these problems do not recur. Like the hypothesis, to postpone the updates, until there is the guarantee, that everything is fine.

Similarly, we also have new functionality! That after any installation, the Operating System will identify a problem … And so, automatically do ‘Rollback’, to its previous state. (That is, uninstalling the problematic update.)

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