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How Microsoft limits the size of Windows 11 updates

The size of Windows updates has long been a controversial issue, with people complaining about how long files (usually hundreds of megabytes) take to download on a normal suburban Internet connection.A sort of Charming post Software engineer Jonathan Ready addressed this issue on the Microsoft IT Pro blog and explained in detail how Microsoft is working to reduce the size of update downloads.

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It all boils down to a new compression technology that allows Microsoft to reduce Windows 11 Downloads increased by 40%. Get ready to quickly learn about the forward and reverse differential compression techniques used in Windows 10 since version 1809, and why the two-way incremental compression method is inefficient.

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