Microsoft Promises to Make Windows 10 Update Process Much Faster

Feb 22, 2018 18:56 EST

Windows upgrade process take a lot of time. A lot! Last week, we reported that Microsoft was thinking about letting users resume interrupted Windows 10 downloads. It appears that the software giant is also pushing its engineers to make the entire process much easier and reduce the overall time it takes to download Windows 10 updates.

In a response to a tweet, Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar said that Microsoft is pushing its dev team to reduce the time it takes to update Windows 10 machines.

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As folks at Windows Central noted the Redmond software maker has actually been working on this since a few years. With the Unified Update Platform (UUP), the company reduced download sizes with targeted updates by nearly 35 percent. "A differential download package contains only the changes that have been made since the last time you updated your device, rather than a full build," the company had said at the time explaining how it was cutting down the bloat in the download packages.

It remains unclear what exactly is Microsoft currently doing to reduce Windows 10 upgrade time. However, with the company delivering updates at a faster rate since Windows 10 was released as a service, let's hope this is something that the team is working on a priority. With more improvements on this along with the ability to resume interrupted Windows 10 downloads, the software update process will hopefully stop being such a major headache for consumers who now have to deal with it every month.