In a blog post, yesterday, Microsoft outlined their Unified Update Platform (UUP) initiative. The short version of this story is that UUP, which is expected to affect consumers with the major update after the Windows 10 Creators Update, will shrink download sizes of updates by omitting portions that are already on your device. They claim that it is expected to result in about 35% less bandwidth used by a major update.
Beyond bandwidth, Microsoft also claims that this will help battery life and time spent searching for updates, because the difference is calculated in the cloud. (I guess you can call that reAzurement. I'll see myself out.) At least for mobile, I can see how this might be cheaper than the new system completely client-side. I wouldn't say the current method is too slow, though. I mean, it takes a while, especially a Windows 8.1 laptop I have at times, but I don't really see how it would help a gaming PC that likely has a faster processor than their servers.
Also, if you're the type of person who likes to scorch earth on a regular basis, I'm guessing Microsoft will still be providing ISOs that can either clean install or perform the typical update method. Also, this new feature will reduce the download size of cumulative updates, which are inherently very redundant, so that should be good.
I can't think of a real negative to this, especially not with the ISO workaround for the more picky power users. Maybe I'm not thinking of something, though, but it sounds like a net win (unless it turns out to be an unstable mess).
By “already on uour device” I
By “already on uour device” I take it this means they are able to now calculate only the changed files or portions of files rather than sending and entire bundle of updates and letting our device pick what it needs? Meaning up until now every update was sort of roll up? This sounds great but I always thought that the updates downloaded already did this unless they were labeld as a cumulative update. They honestly could save bandwidth further by giving power users a way to opt out of driver updates. I’m getting tired of Windows fighting with me when I dont install a graphics driver right away. I’ve ended up with black screens when I’ve unistalled a driver and reinstalled a new one while WU installs what it thinks I need. Resulting in a issue and more time wasted to clean out drivers and reinstall before windows does. Ive tried the show/hide tool and some how Nvidia drivers never show up as a hideable item. The issues are rare and drivers delivered via WU are surprisingly fine now but people who build their own machines or users who know their stuff know what drivers they want. And god forbid a driver crashes their machines and they want to roll back. WU will keep pushing a broken driver.
I have faith. I have faith
I have faith. I have faith that this will break many systems, and bassed on my experiance with win 10 I am sure that this will somehow brick my gaming rig. it;s already happened 3 times……. I miss dos 6.2.2
Huh, delta-patching. Nice.
Huh, delta-patching. Nice.
well for DX12 we are stuck
well for DX12 we are stuck with Windows 10 its no XP but will have to keep working with 10 and hoping for the best
I’ll keep 7 and go to the
I’ll keep 7 and go to the Microsoft Download center and get the security only updates for the month, starting doing this in Oct 2016, and install them from there. I just have to be sure to set my own system restore point in windows 7 before I download and install the security only updates, and even windows 7 and 8.1 users get all the updates or none if they use the windows update client, the forcing is there also. So I’m stuck with getting all of the security updates, or none at all, if one of the security updates for windows 7 has problems! There is no way to stop getting a problematic security update without turning down all the other security updates.
I’ll never be stuck with windows 10, and If the Linux OS based laptop OEMs do not start selling some Zen/Polaris, or Zen/Vega laptop APUs then I have to stay with older laptop hardware that can run a Linux Distro. I’m itching to get some new laptop hardware without any windows/Intel/Nvidia dependencies at an affordable price, but the Linux OS laptop OEM’s are only offering Intel/Nvidia options currently.
Hopefully by 2020 there will be some AMD APU based Linux OS OEM laptop options so I can make the move to Linux on new hardware. I have a great mistrust of any new laptop hardware that comes with windows 10 factory installed, owing to the OEM’s getting the option of not providing a windows secure boot OFF switch in thier new PC/Laptop hardware that comes with windows 10 factory installed! And also there was that whole Lenovo nonsense with the Lenovo BIOS/UEFI AHCI setting not able to be enabled on Lenovo Laptops controversy keeping owners from installing their Linux OS of choice!
Win 7 until Microsoft
Win 7 until Microsoft respects the customer again and listens to what they want.
Oh, and I shat all over that privacy invading telemetry and booted it out the door. No spies for you!
Windows 7 forever. I have no
Windows 7 forever. I have no need for an “upgrade” that really is a downgrade in many respect. Just take a quick look at all the nightmare stories about Windows 10 apps, games and drivers in forums all over the Internet. DX12 is the only real appeal but Vulkan is nullifying that appeal.
Just remember that they’re
Just remember that they’re changing the Windows 7 update model to match that of Windows 10, so I don’t think you’ll be safe from our Windows 10 update woes…
Its the aftereffects of the major win10 upgrades that have done me in twice now. The regular update hassles have passed me by, thankfully.
Did they ever make it so you
Did they ever make it so you can disable updates on Windows 10? Can’t live without this option.
You can dely updates on
You can dely updates on windows 10 professional but you will have to at a later time take the forcing of whatever update was put off to a later time. Winodows 10 updates are all or nothing so no choice if one part of the update borks something. The EULA in windows 10 gives M$ too much control and the user none at all!
Linux/Vulkan is the bset Option if you do not want to be The Product.
You can turn off the update
You can turn off the update service which will turn off updates. However, there are no user friendly options to opt out of updates.