What is a Compact OS into Windows 10 and how this feature helps to save disk space
For installation and normal operation of the Windows 10 bit 32-bit, it is desirable to have at least 15 GB of free disk space, though in fact install a system in a section of smaller volume. For 64-bit systems, we need a bit more space – about 20 GB. Hard drives HDD modern computers are big enough so users do not have any questions about saving space on the system partition, which cannot be said about tablets and laptops with SSD.
To save physical memory in such devices, Windows 10 provides a special function called Compact OS, which is a advanced technology WIMBoot Windows 8.1 Updаte 1. This feature allows you to free up additional disk space through compression of the system files, and file store apps. However, «profit» is not so great: using the Compact OS on a 32-bit system you’ll free up about 1.5 GB of space and 64-bit – about 2.6 GB.
However, with this you get a slight decrease in performance because compress and uncompress files in use will run in RAM. Activate Compact OS in the beginning of the installation (in case of low volume this usually happens automatically) either already in operation. For this, running as administrator command prompt, run the following command:
If Windows determines that compression is not appropriate at the command prompt, you will receive a message «the System is not in a state of contraction, since, according to Windows, this condition is not useful…».
However, you can make her shrink involuntarily, as described in the console this command:
This will start the procedure of compress files, which takes about 15-20 minutes. At the end of the procedure in the command prompt, you receive a notice of the results produced by compression. That’s all. Mode Compact OS is not irreversible. Possible to disable it in the opposite team compact /CompactOs:never.