System Compression in Windows 10 Will Free up Space by Compressing Windows Binaries, Program Files

By: Radu Tyrsina
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There are many features in Windows 10 that have been borrowed from Windows Phone, such as Data Sense or Battery saver. But there are plenty of changes that have been made for desktop users, such as the new ‘system compression’ feature.
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According to Ed Bott, over at ZDNet website, Windows 10 will sport a new feature, called System compression. As you can see for yourself in the above screenshot, this will allow to compress windows binaries and program files. The journalist tested it on his Surface Pro 3, and freed up 2.5GB of disk space.

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Windows 10 will allow users to compress files to free up space

By the looks of it, this new technology squeezes Windows 10 into a much smaller footprint than earlier versions, but we’ll perhaps learn more about this as we approach the official release date. The feature appears when running the Disk Cleanup utility as an administrator.

Disk Cleanup allows Windows users to remove junk from their devices, freeing up space. The utility can remove downloaded program files, temporary files, temporary Windows installation files, offline web pages, log files, and it can also empty the recycle bin and remove old thumbnails. And in Windows 10, it seems that it will be able to compress files, as well.

If you recall, this feature was present in XP but got removed in Vista, so it’s nice to see Microsoft make it available in the next Windows operating system. What do you think about this utility?

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