There are always bumps in the road when new operating systems launch. One of the biggest complaints about Windows 10 stems from trouble users are having with updates. They require too much processing, and thus eat up battery life and space on the hard drive; there is also no control on the timing of them. This could mean that you turn on your computer only to find an update cycle has begun and you can’t do anything about it. So what’s the fix?
In response, Microsoft is launching the Unified Update Platform (UUP), an effort to make the updates more seamless. The Windows blog tells us more.
One of the biggest community and customer benefits of UUP is the reduction you’ll see in download size on PCs. We have converged technologies in our build and publishing systems to enable differential downloads for all devices built on the Mobile and PC OS. 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. As we rollout UUP, this will eventually be impactful for PCs where users can expect their download size to decrease by approximately 35% when going from one major update of Windows to another. We’re working on this now with the goal of supporting this for feature updates after the Windows 10 Creators Update; Insiders will see this sooner.
We have also revamped how devices check for updates, making them more efficient. As we move to UUP, we are reducing the update data sent to client devices as well as the amount of processing we are doing on devices, this is especially important for devices built on the Mobile OS. Using UUP, when your device checks for updates, the Windows Update service will evaluate which updates are needed by a given device. The Windows Update service then returns these updates to the device for download and install. Because more processing is being done by the service, this will lead to faster checks for update operations. It’s important to note that with UUP, nothing will look or behave differently on the surface, UUP is all underlying platform and service optimization that happens behind the scenes.
This update should address the issue many users have faced. If you have downloaded the new OS or any other applications, and your computers don’t seem to be responding properly, call the experts at Great Lakes Computer. Our technicians can fix your problems on-site or through our depot repair service. We are customer focused and quality driven and would love the opportunity to help you.
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