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.
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.
The important thing is to reduce the download size without increasing the installation time or the IT manager having to change the configuration. The new version of the file must be transferred to the target machine, and the path back to the original state needs to be preserved so that the patch can be reversed. This results in both new data and old data being stored.
The new method uses “observations” of the patch application step to generate a reverse path, which means that the data that should have been stored is no longer needed. As you might expect from the IT Pro blog, the language used is highly technical, but it is an interesting window to understand what Microsoft thinks in Windows 11. In essence, it makes Windows 11. It is more user-friendly and easier to use on your bandwidth. With 20 million Americans living without high-speed broadband (there are many in the world), effective patch distribution is an important step to ensure the security of all our computers and networks.