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Windows 10 updates are about to become less painful


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 11:18 AM

MICROSOFT HAS ADDRESSED CRITICISM surrounding the painful Windows 10 upgrading process with the launch of a new Unified Update Platform (UUP). 

Updating Windows 10 could be a pretty painful experience, but Microsoft claimed that UUP will reduce the size of downloads and make them easier to install. 

UUP will allow Microsoft to ship updates as differential download packages, meaning that users will have to download only the parts of Windows that have changed between updates.

 

Bill Karagounis, director of programme management for the Windows Insider programme and OS fundamentals at Microsoft, said in a blog post: "One of the biggest community and customer benefits of UUP is the reduction you’ll see in download size on PCs.  

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#2 Gorbulan

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 12:07 PM

Cool. Now make it so I actually have a choice in update scheduling. Thanks Microsoft!

 

(just kidding, I am not grateful.)



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Posted 06 November 2016 - 04:02 PM

John, the article you listed doesn't work if you have an ad blocker installed.  Here is a link to the article on the Microsoft site that does work.  

 https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/11/03/introducing-unified-update-platform-uup/#2eCEwDUTcFgBF2MI.97

 

 He doesn't say WHEN it will be available for other than mobile devices, and he only claims a 35% reduction in update size.  Since the latest 64 bit update (KB3194798) is over 779.7 MB,  a 35% reduction would still be 506.8 MB which is still much too large for people with slow Internet connections.  


Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.





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