How to Disable Backup Storage in Windows 10

How to Disable Backup Storage in Windows 10

This is how you can disable ‘Backup Storage’ on the Windows 10 operating system.

If you have been using Windows 10 for a while, then you might agree with us that regular updates are an update process, which often causes problems; most of them are related to storage. Most users now use smaller SSD drives to install Windows because they are faster than HDDs.

Sometimes, due to insufficient storage, Windows 10 updates fail to install. To overcome this problem, Microsoft introduced a new feature known as ‘Backup Storage’. Microsoft introduced Backup Storage with an update in May 2019, and this saves up to 7GB of storage for your device for file updates and downloads.

What is Backup Storage?

Well, by default the Windows operating system saves some free disk space for downloading and installing updates. The free disk space is saved as ‘Backup’. Backup Storage aims to correct storage-related problems by reserving disk space for future updates.

With the May 2019 Update, Microsoft Windows 10 books nearly 7GB of storage space is provided to ensure updates. Please note that Windows 10 Backup Storage does not mean that Windows 10 will use an extra full 7GB to download and install updates. That means that 7GB of storage can be used to install applications, temp files, or save files too.

Check If Your PC Uses Backup Storage

Well, the Backup Storage feature was introduced with Windows 10 Version 1903. If you use an older version of Windows 10, then you won’t find the Backup Storage option. To check whether your system uses reserved storage, go to Settings> System> Storage. There select ‘Show More Categories> System & Backup’.


If your PC uses Backup Storage, you will get a special section for ‘System & Backup’. If you cannot find that particular part, then your PC does not use Reserved Storage.

How to Deactivate Reserved Storage:

Well, if your device has enough storage space, then you don’t need to turn off Windows Reserved Storage. However, if your computer lacks storage space, then you can manually deactivate Windows 10 Reserved Storage. There is no harm in disabling Windows 10 Reserved Storage. Follow a few simple steps given below to disable Windows 10 Reserved Storage.

Step 1. First, open the RUN dialog box on your Windows 10 computer.


Step 2. In the RUN dialog box, you must type ‘regedit’ and press Enter.


Step 3. Now navigate to the following path:



Step 4. From the right hand panel, double click on DWORD ipped ShippedWithReserves ’and set the value to 0. Finally, click ‘OK’


Step 5. To activate Reserved Storage, set the DWORD value equal to ‘1’ and press Ok.

That’s it, you’re done! This is how you can disable or enable Special Storage on a Windows 10 computer.

So, this article is all about how to enable and disable the Backup Storage option on Windows 10 computers. I hope this article helped you! Also share with your friends. I hope this article helped you! Also share with your friends.

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