The head of Windows Insider Dona Sarkar confirmed on Twitter that a team of developers are working on trimming upgrade timeframes. Sarkar reminded Windows users that the company managed to make updates more palatable in the past by reducing their download sizes by 35%.
Also, Microsoft is reportedly working on a new feature that will enable users to resume an update if their Internet connection was interrupted for some reason. Sarkar, though, couldn’t offer more details on the effort to boost update speeds. Any improvement in the area will likely be very appreciated by Windows 10 users.
Fall Creators Update on 85% of Windows 10 Machines
The hyped update for Windows 10 – the Fall Creators Update– has reportedly reached 85% of Windows 10 devices. The new version (1709) tries to fix the issues brought by past versions.
Microsoft is now rolling out these updates only to systems whose hardware is compatible with them. The update’s version 1703 reached just 75% of Windows machines. Version 1709 is now on 85% of machines, and we’re waiting for 1803, which will be released by mid-April.
According to a report, 0.5 percent of Windows 10 users are still using the original version (1507), while 1 percent are sticking with the operating system’s first update (1511). Windows warns that both these versions are not supported anymore, and that they have some vulnerabilities that need to be patched.
The report also shows that the popularity of Surface models is growing. Surface Pro for 2017 is gaining traction, with 13% of the Surface models. The Surface laptop, on the other hand, is lagging behind, with just 1.9% of Surface models.
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