Mainly, system updates take too long to download, but Microsoft says that the company has managed to reduce Windows 11 update size by 40%
Microsoft has managed to reduce Windows 11 update size by 40%
The blog post, which was published on the Windows IT Pro Blog, goes into further detail about this matter. People that have slow internet connections might have a tough time keeping their PCs up to date and safe. Windows Quality Updates are continuous updates that include security patches and bug fixes.
Large businesses may struggle to keep up with fresh Windows Updates because the update must be delivered to hundreds of PCs.
To minimize the size of its update package by up to 40%, Microsoft has used new compression techniques. Microsoft now employs a technique known as Reverse Update Data Generation to achieve its goal.
According to Microsoft’s blog post: “For versioned data systems requiring forward and reverse delta pairs, “reverse update data generation” provides a way of efficiently distributing the forward delta to the machine and having the machine maintain a path back to its original state. Microsoft has successfully employed this approach in Windows 11, providing a 40% reduction in update size. This benefits our customer base who will need to download less to remain up-to-date and secure.”
The question that remains is whether Microsoft is using the same approach for Windows 10 too.