Upgrading your PC to the latest version of Windows 10 could soon be easier than ever under a new system being trialled by Microsoft.
The company has said it is testing a new way to roll out Windows 10 updates that are smaller in size, meaning they should take less time to download and take up less space on your hard drive.
That’s good news for anyone suffering from slow home broadband, or devices that are desperately in need of an upgrade.
Users won’t see any cosmetic changes to their device, or the updates they download, with all the improvements hidden away.
This includes reducing the size of future download files by around 35 per cent when upgrading from one major update of windows to another.
The UUP will also be able to communicate with your separate Windows devices to see which updates are needed for each one, with the proper files delivered straight away.
This should lead to faster checks for update operations, as more processing is being done by the UUP rather than your device.
Microsoft has tried to making upgrading your devices as easy as possible
In a blog post, 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.”
Windows Phone devices will also all benefit from the UUP, as users can update their devices in bulk, e.g. going from Windows Phone 8 to Windows 10 Mobile, without needing to go through separate installs.
Thanks to its free upgrade scheme, Microsoft says that over 400 million devices are now running the new desktop OS – giving it the record for the fastest adoption rate of any Microsoft operating system.
Figures released earlier this week showed that Windows 10 is now installed across 22.59 per cent of all PCs in use today.
However it is still lagging far behind the market leader, Windows 7, which has 48.38 per cent of the total, with Windows 8.1 also showing a 0.57 per cent gained in the last month.