Windows 10: end of delta updates in 2019

Discussion in 'Windows' started by RGiskardR, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. RGiskardR

    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

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    Microsoft employee Mike Benson revealed on Wednesday that Microsoft will retire delta updates in February 2019 to use Express Updates exclusively.

    Microsoft introduced cumulative updates in Windows 10 to "reduce ecosystem fragmentation" and to "make it easier for IT admins and end users to stay up to date and secure". Cumulative updates introduced issues on the other hand; first, that it removed choice from users and admins in regards to the updates that would get installed on Windows systems. With cumulative updates, users and admins have only two choices: whether to install a cumulative update or not, and whether to install security-only or full updates.

    Microsoft identified a growing size of updates as another issue. Benson notes that cumulative updates started at between 100 to 200 Megabytes but grew to between 1 and 1.2 Gigabytes over the course of the lifespan.

    The company informed users and administrators in 2017 that it reduced the size of Windows Updates by using differential packages.

    Full reading: https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/14/windows-10-end-of-delta-updates-in-2019/
     
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