How to Enable or Disable Compact OS in Windows 11/10?

Windows 11 and 10 include a feature that is called Compact OS, which is less known by Windows users. This helps you save disk space and optimize your Windows OS image.

Windows 11/10 installs with more than enough resources to run optimally by default. However, if you want to run Windows on a low-end device, you will need to shrink and optimize Windows 11/10 image to run on the device with fewer resources.

When Compact OS is enabled, it compresses all operating system binaries and sets the system state to Compact state, which remains unchanged unless the administrator changes it. This feature is supported on both UEFI-based and BIOS-based devices.

In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on enabling and disabling the Compact OS in Windows 11/10. Apart from that, we will also show how to check if Compact OS is enabled.

How to Check if Compact Os is enabled in your Windows 11/10 PC?

To check if on your PC Compact OS is enabled, do the following:-

Step 1. At first, press Windows + R keys on the keyboard to open Run command box.

Step 2. Then type cmd in the text field and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys on the keyboard to open Command Prompt with administrator rights.

If UAC prompts, then click the Yes button.

Step 3. After that, in the Command Prompt window, type the following and hit Enter on the keyboard:-

Compact /CompactOS:Query

If Compact OS is enabled on your PC, you will see a message, “The system is in the Compact state. It will remain in this state unless an administrator changes it.”

And, if Compact OS is not enabled, you will see a message, “The system is not in the Compact state. It will remain in this state unless an administrator changes it” or “The system is not in the Compact state because Windows has determined that it is not beneficial for this system.

How to Turn On Compact OS in your Windows 11/10?

To enable or turn on Compact OS in your Windows 11/10 system, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Hit Windows + R keys on the keyboard to open Run command box.

Step 2. Then type cmd in the text field and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys on the keyboard to open Command Prompt with administrator rights.

If UAC prompts, then click the Yes button.

Step 3. After that, in the Command Prompt window, type the following and hit Enter on the keyboard:-

compact /compactos:always

Once you complete the above steps, you may free up hard disk space 1 to 1.5 GB for 32-bit and 2.65 GB for 64-bit operating systems.

How to Turn Off Compact OS in your Windows 11/10?

To disable or turn off Compact OS in your Windows 11/10 system, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Hit Windows + R keys on the keyboard to open Run command box.

Step 2. Then type cmd in the text field and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys on the keyboard to open Command Prompt with administrator rights.

If UAC prompts, then click the Yes button.

Step 3. After that, in the Command Prompt window, type the following and hit Enter on the keyboard:-

compact /compactos:never

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