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Microsoft puts Windows Updates on a diet with 'differential downloads'

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I'm sure that we were told previously that Windows 10 devices share updates on a P2P basis to reduce the load on downloading from the mothership (read to reduce MS's costs).

So.. How will that work with differential updates then ?

I can only see two outcomes here

1. Not at all - Complete revamp and its now all back to MS and they are cloning another Linux approach (about time too)

2. They have implemented a full P2P type service and the deltas are coming from the peers

I wonder which one it is ?

Agree with other comments about privacy. Wonder what gets sent out the door or what a 3rd party can find out about your PC's update needs..

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