Windows updates will take longer, but feel faster?
Quoting myself from the comments on the original post…
“I have been struggling with Windows 10 updates on various client machines recently. There isn’t an easy or obvious way to stop the latest Creators update from installing if there is a problem.
That basically means the update (which needs at least 6GBs of space) downloads repeatedly, slowing down the machine.
On one machine I changed the network to a metered connection, but Windows still prompts to install the Creators update, because it “cannot install essential security updates” unless running the latest version of Windows.
I am a tech professional, but I have had enough of Microsoft’s shenanigans. So I don’t really care if they have made things a little faster, because it is not good enough.”
I don’t think I can honestly recommend Windows to anyone these days, but because Microsoft still has a monopoly on desktop, I have to fix issues that should never happen in the first place.
Originally shared by Ars Technica
Microsoft estimates that the Creators Update, released almost a year ago, would take about 82 minutes on average during the offline phase. Improvements made in the Fall Creators Update cut that to about 51 minutes, and the next update (which still hasn’t actually been blessed with an official name) will cut this further still, to just 30 minutes.