Microsoft has been promising smallest updates to install Windows 10, given a lot of people hasn’t been able to complete the long download process.
Now, the company is testing a new United Update platform (UPP) that is expected to make a big difference and ease a little bit the lives of Windows users. It is expected that the download sizes will decrease about 35 percent. These differential downloads will just include the changes that have been made since the last update made in a windows 10 PC.
“One of the biggest community and customer benefits of UUP is the reduction you’ll see in download size on PCs,” explains Bill Karagounis, a Windows program manager. “We have converged technologies in our build and publishing systems to enable differential downloads for all devices built on the Mobile and PC OS”, he added.
Windows is trying to improve the speed downloads
Microsoft Windows is a meta-family of graphical operating systems, each one of these systems is used in a sector of the computing industry. The first Windows was introduced in the market by Microsoft in November 1985.
Today, millions of people in the world use Windows to work on their computers, tablets, smartphones or even on Xbox consoles. There have been a lot of Windows versions along the year such as Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 10, which is currently the most used version in new devices.
However, Windows update downloads can turn into a nightmare for some users, given the long periods it takes to download and install updates. Some users around the globe don’t have an adequate internet connection to install the big sized updates
Therefore, Microsoft has improved its Windows Update with the UPP to reduce the slowness and the endless hours spent by users to download these updates
The UPP will debut with Windows 10 creators Update
The mechanism announced by Microsoft that will reduce the time spent downloading the updates will be launched in March with the Windows 10 Creators Update. However, Windows Insiders can start testing the technology in the lasted update for mobile devices. Xbox One devices using windows 10 are not going to be able to benefit from the UPP system, given the fact that the operating system updates are distributed to these consoles with different methods.
Windows said that it will be a big benefit for Windows 10 users since they can move to one update to another really fast since the size of these downloads will reduce in a 35% approximately. This could also help Microsoft change all the devices to windows 10 a lot faster, as it has announced that it will not be selling Windows 7 nor windows 8 anymore. Up until now, Microsoft has already successfully updated more than 400 million Windows 10 devices.
Though this might take a while to benefit all of all using Windows, it is a big improvement that will reduce 35% the size of the updates, making it easier and faster.
Source: The Verge