Microsoft today promised it will reduce the size of Windows 10 “feature updates,” the upgrades the company issues once or twice a year.
“One of the biggest community and customer benefits of UUP is the reduction you’ll see in download size on PCs,” said Bill Karagounis, director of program management, in a post to a company blog Friday.
UUP stands for “Unified Update Platform,” Microsoft’s name for its new update delivery technologies.
So far, all Windows 10 feature updates have been issued as full replacements — an OS re-install — with resulting downloads of 3GB to 4GB. That will continue with the next refresh, which last month Microsoft dubbed Creators Update, that is expected in March 2017.