New Version of Windows 10 Installs Updates in Seconds

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A new version of Windows 10 will be able to install updates in a few seconds, reports Softpedia News.

This change was announced during Microsoft’s 365 Developer Day. Where the reworked OS was announced for Windows 10X, the operating system of Microsoft’s dual-screen and foldable devices, which include the Microsoft Surface Neo dual-screen laptop. This particular device will be the first to use the OS that promises faster updates.

Following this, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 fold device will ship with the updated Windows 10X in the middle of 2020.

How does it work?


Microsoft explains that the Windows 10X will be able to perform updates in seconds because it is separated from OS components, including drivers and apps. Windows 10X downloads the update first and then moves the downloaded information to an offline stage to prepare for the installation. When the device is restarted the required information is moved to a new partition and activated for booting – Microsoft claims this entire process of installation will take less than 90 seconds.

Don’t sigh of relief just yet

While updates on the PC (Desktop and Laptop) version of Windows 10 take considerable amounts of time to update, with some taking up to 4 hours, it is not clear whether the changes to the updating and installation system will be coming to your PC just yet, writes My Broadband.

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