Windows 10 Creators Update reduces updates with up to 35% thanks to UUP

Windows 10 updates will become smaller starting with the Windows 10 Creators Update that is scheduled for April this year. Last year Microsoft announced that its Unified Update Platform (UUP) would reduce the size of Windows updates up to 35%.

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Ubuntu and Arch have not implemented any such technology, but I’m willing to bet they will have smaller updates anyway. “How’s that possible”, you ask? These updates simply aren’t as bloated as Windows updates in the first place.

This is simply Microsoft’s half-hearted attempts to reduce the effects of code bloat, as opposed to actually reducing the bloat. In other words, Microsoft is putting a bandage on the issue without actually attempting to solve it. With updates coming as rapidly as they are Microsoft has the perfect chance to make meaningful changes, but alas, they are clearly bed with the bandage industry.:grin: