Windows update has always been controversial, such as the size of the update. Internet speeds in different regions of the world are different. For some places with slow Internet speeds, frequent updates with hundreds of megabytes of capacity are a very troublesome thing. Recently, Microsoft’s software engineer Jonathon Ready published an article on the official blog, explaining in detail how Microsoft is working to reduce the size of update downloads.
At present, Microsoft delivers the latest Windows security and user experiences updates monthly. Updates are modular meaning that, regardless of which update you currently have installed, you only need the most recent quality update to get your machine up to date. With the development of Windows security and repair, distributing a large number of updates will consume a lot of network bandwidth, which will make it difficult for users with slower Internet speeds to maintain computer security repair procedures. Therefore, Microsoft has reduced the size of Windows 11 update files by 40% through new compression technology.