How much storage space shall I set for Endless OS installation alongside Windows?

Limitation: This FAQ applies to version 3.0 or higher.

When you install Endless OS alongside Windows, you need to select the storage size for Endless OS. That’s the amount of disk space you allocate to Endless OS from your C:\ drive. Once allocated by the installation process, space cannot be used by Windows apps or for storing files under Windows. You cannot resize this allocated space afterward without uninstalling and reinstalling Endless OS.

The absolute minimum for the Basic version of Endless is around 10GB, but this only provides enough space to download OS updates and install a few apps, so we recommend at least 16GB. If you get the Full version we recommend at least 32GB since the pre-installed apps take up to 20GB of this space. The rest of the space is available for any files or documents you download or create, including pictures, video, music, etc., or additional apps you install. You can allocate almost all the free space on your C:\ drive to Endless OS if you choose.

You may wish to consider the factors below to make the best decision for you:

  • How much free space do you have on your Windows C:\ drive? If you have more space free, you can select a larger size for Endless OS without worrying about free space in either system.
  • Do you plan on installing many apps, downloading or creating many files in Endless OS? If so, the disk space will be more useful to you in Endless, so you should select a larger size.
  • Do you expect to spend more time in Windows and download/create more files there? If so, you may not want to dedicate too much of your C:\ drive to Endless, so you can select a smaller size.


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