Last year Microsoft had announced that it is working on bring a Unified Update Platform to both Windows 10 PC and Mobile which would make the new Insider build download easy and fast. The whole idea of the Unified Update Platform is that the Users will be able to download only the required package or files which have been updated or changed between builds called as Differential Download.

This would mean that when the company releases a new Build for PC or Mobile, the users will be able to download only the requirement amount of GB or MB for that particular released build and not the Entire File. This would mean that the space required for download will be less and also the amount of time required for the download is also reduced.

After Several months of testing, the Redmond Giant has announced that the Iteration of Windows Update backend is already available for Windows 10 PC. This is what the company had to say:

“We are excited to start releasing PC versions to Windows Insiders using differential download packages! As we discussed in November, as we deploy UUP at our retail launch, users can expect their download size to drop by approximately 35% when moving from one major Windows update to another. For retail users, the first code they receive in the form of a download will differentiate part of Creators Update, therefore, they will see the benefit of the differential download packages when they switch from Creators Update to the next Windows feature update.”

“It’s also important to note that Windows Insiders may not get a differential download packages even if we ship them. A baseline build has to be set for differential download packages and if that baseline build is newer than the build Windows Insiders are updating from (in the case where they are not on the latest flight) – they will receive a larger download.”

This Unified Update Platform will completely terminate the way of creating ISO files and it is expected that Microsoft will release the corresponding virtual images for each version in order to perform clean installations.

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