Microsoft could split up Windows for faster updates

It looks like Microsoft could be planning a major overhaul of how new features and updates are delivered to Windows in a bid to make the update process faster, providing features and updates as separate downloads from the Microsoft Store, rather than a single big update.

Well-known Microsoft tipster WalkingCat has noticed in a recent Fast Ring release of an upcoming Windows update that Microsoft could be making changes to the way it delivers updates, with a new app on the Microsoft Store called the “Windows Feature Experience Pack”.

While the app itself seems to be an unusable placeholder at the moment, in the ‘About’ section, the version number is different to the OS Build number.

This might not seem like much, but WalkingCat thinks that this could mean that Microsoft will deliver updates and new features separately in the future via this app.

More streamlined

What this means is that Microsoft could release new features, update them (or even remove them) individually, rather than pushing out a major OS update.

Not only do these huge updates take time to create (and download and install for its users), but Microsoft hasn’t had much luck with recent major Windows 10 releases, with them often introducing new problems, so we can understand why the company would be keen to avoid them in the future.

In the future, we could also see a stripped down basic version of Windows 10, that can be easily downloaded and installed, with extra features made available via separate downloads.

This marks a big departure over how Windows 10 gets updated, but it has a lot of potential for making Windows users’ lives easier. Could it also spell the end for troublesome Windows 10 updates? We certainly hope so.

Via MSPowerUser

http://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-could-split-up-windows-for-faster-updates

Source: TechRadar - All the latest technology news

By: Matt Hanson

Andreessen Horowitz just closed its second crypto fund
Andreessen Horowitz just closed its second crypto ...
Aussie deal alert: Amazon’s super-premium Kindle Oasis ereader is 38% off
Aussie deal alert: Amazons super-premium Kindle ...
Leapfin raises $4.5M to help companies track revenue while keeping its own profitability in view
Leapfin raises $4.5M to help companies track reven ...
India’s richest man is ready to take on Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart
Indias richest man is ready to take on Amazon a ...
The best Xbox One prices, bundles and sales in Australia (December 2019)
The best Xbox One prices, bundles and sales in Aus ...
UK Anti-Doping agency hit with thousands of malicious email attacks
UK Anti-Doping agency hit with thousands of malici ...