Windows 10 updates are set to get easier

Upgrading PCs to the latest version of Windows 10 could soon be easier under a new system being trialled by Microsoft. Tests are underway to roll out a new version of Windows 10 that is smaller in size, meaning less time to download and less space used on the hard drive – good news. All the improvements are in the background, so users won’t experience any aesthetic changes.

The new system is called the Unified Update Platform (UUP), which Microsoft says will provide more seamless updates to Windows 10 and will be able to communicate with separate Windows devices.

The UUP is set to be deployed early next year with the rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update, which promises a range of upgrades and improvements to the software.

Windows product manager Bill Karagounis said, “One of the biggest community and customer benefits of UUP is the reduction you’ll see in download size on PCs.”

“We have converged technologies in our build and publishing systems to enable differential downloads for all devices built on the Mobile and PC OS.”

Figures released last week show that Windows 10 is now installed across 22.59 per cent of all PCs in use today, however Windows 7 still has market share with 48.38 per cent of the total.