Windows 10 won’t include installing apps on SD cards functionality at launch

Microsoft reveals that installing apps on an SD card or an alternate location won't be supported initially on Windows 10.

Windows 10: Install new apps on SD card or other external storage

Among all the great features Microsoft is introducing with Windows 10, the company also added the ability to install apps onto an SD card rather than using the internal storage. However, the company is delaying the new functionality for a later update of the operating system.

This is already a great feature in Windows phones as it provides users a way to overcome the limitations of limited storage by installing new apps into an SD or microSD external storage. Now, this could turn out to be a big issue for users with small devices, such as tablets, as the majority of them only offer limited amount of storage – typically around 16 or 32GB of space –.

In previous builds of Windows 10, the feature was working, but now the company has confirmed that installing new apps on an external storage device will arrive on a later update. However, the ability to use an SD card or USB drive to save documents, music, pictures, and videos will be available when Windows 10 releases on July 29.

“We have actually made the decision to postpone the apps on SD functionality to a later release. While I know this feature excited many of us, we didn’t feel like it was ready for prime time. Our goal is to delight users with everything that we build, and we truly feel that that is what will happen once we have fully built our vision for this feature.” Microsoft explains on the company’s forums.

Source Microsoft via Thurrott

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