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Microsoft's next major Windows 10 version will install faster

Installing updates is about to get a lot less tedious

Microsoft's next major Windows 10 will install faster - reduced system downtime

Microsoft's next major Windows 10 upgrade will install faster

Installing updates is one of the most annoying processes for any PC user, particularly major OS releases with lengthy instal times. Users don't appreciate their systems taking over an hour to install major updates, especially if they have work to do. 

Microsoft is aware of this and has worked hard to decrease system downtime thanks to their new feature update model, which can now handle more of the update process while the system is online, which allowing the PC to be used at the same time. This new update model shortens any potential downtime during the Windows upgrade process, with Microsoft's next feature update shortening the average offline time from 82 minutes (on last April's Creators Update) to 30 minutes.   

Windows 10 is set to receive two major feature updates every year from Microsoft, adding new features bi-annually to enhance the Windows 10 experience. These changes will simplify the upgrading process for Windows 10 users, making excessive downtime less of a factor.    

  

    Let’s get to the exciting news — we’ve made a lot of progress in reducing the offline time

To achieve this, we moved portions of the work done during the offline phases and placed it in the online phase. Because of these changes, the average offline time for the Fall Creator’s Update released last October has dropped to 51 minutes, a 38% improvement! But we didn’t stop there. We’ve done additional work in the upcoming Windows release to move portions of migration operations to the online phase as well. This has resulted in an overall reduction of offline time when installing builds in the Insiders Program to an average of 30 minutes. That’s a reduction of 63% from the Creators Update!

Microsoft's next major Windows 10 will install faster - reduced system downtime


The downside of Microsoft's changes is that the online portion of the updating process will take longer to complete, though the key thing here is that your PC is still usable in this state, making this a marked improvement over the old model. Even so, 30 minutes is still a long time which will require pre-planning from users, though at least it is a lot shorter than 82 minutes, enough time to watch a feature-length film.   

You can join the discussion on Microsoft's plans to speed up Windows 10 installations on the OC3D Forums

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21-03-2018, 09:15:47

etaXdoa
who cares if it takes less time when the update installs at a time of it's own choice, making the computer unuseable and costs you money!Quote

21-03-2018, 09:29:18

Darkdayzzz
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Originally Posted by etaXdoa View Post
who cares if it takes less time when the update installs at a time of it's own choice, making the computer unuseable and costs you money!
If you have windows 10 pro you can use GPEDIT to fix that "issue" (can also be installed a slightly different way within windows 10 home).

I have updates disabled on my pc since honestly I find them tedious and annoying and with the whole spectre/meltdown issue still affecting my cpu I'm not even remotely interested in having a boot loop or other issue going on.

But yeah GPEDIT lets you turn off updates completely or there should be there a few tweaks that can be made that let you stop the automatic portion of it and you'd have to manually select the install button to install them.

I'll have to check my edits later but I did this....oh about a little over 1 year and 3 months ago and haven't had any problems at all and no updates in that time.

EDIT - some people might think updating is "required" hence why MS did it but me personally I don't. If you're smart with tech (Im IT) and don't mess around on the internet and stuff you'll be fine 99% of the time...least I am lol.Quote

21-03-2018, 09:35:29

AlienALX
lol when I saw the OP this morning I actually sat there waiting for the % to go up. Then I realised I was on a Macbook, and it was a bloody picture

Hint - Aliens should have their coffee first.Quote

21-03-2018, 09:48:52

RobM
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
lol when I saw the OP this morning I actually sat there waiting for the % to go up. Then I realised I was on a Macbook, and it was a bloody picture

Hint - Aliens should have their coffee first.
lmao thats just so funnyQuote

21-03-2018, 10:01:06

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by RobM View Post
lmao thats just so funny
Windows always does it right when I don't want it to. So I can't just walk away from it and leave it I have to wait haha. And it does it a lot Quote
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