Good information, everybody! The Windows replace course of received’t be as torturously sluggish sooner or later, minimising your downtime and letting you get again to what you do greatest – gaming till your arms fall off.
You might additionally scale back the time spent fussing with non-gaming issues by getting your arms on one in every of the best SSDs around…
Microsoft need to shorten the downtime your PC experiences throughout updates by transferring as a lot of the method as doable to the primary of the 2 improve phases – the one the place you’re nonetheless in a position to make use of your laptop.
Those two phases are on-line and offline, in that order, and within the first your PC historically checks for updates, downloads the required information, and waits so that you can reboot. Once you do, the offline set up course of begins, backing up your content material and laying down new OS information, whereas drivers and different OS information are migrated. Your content material is then restored and the replace lastly completes.
Microsoft have shaken up that order for the upcoming Fall Creators Update (or within the case of us Brits, the Autumn Creators Update, thanks very a lot). They’ve moved the backup and laying down of OS information to the net stage, which means you’re nonetheless in a position to make use of your PC (for gaming, clearly) whereas it occurs. It additionally means the PC has much less to do whereas it’s out of motion, which ought to make for shorter torturous waits and fewer probability you’ll need to… learn a e book. Yuck.
Microsoft does state that this can lengthen your complete replace course of in case you had been to take a seat there timing it from begin to end, however it means most of will probably be completed within the background. It shouldn’t have an effect on your gaming whereas it’s working away both, as Microsoft’s Jason Howard is reported to have said, “we didn’t want to sacrifice usability for offline time so the upgrade processes are run at a lower priority to provide for best performance.”
Thanks, Windows Central.