View Full Version : Windows 10 will deliver updates through your fellow PC users

March 17th, 2015, 22:14
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Not fond of having to wait (and wait, and wait) while you download Windows updates from Microsoft's servers? You might not have to when Windows 10 (http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/21/windows-10-hands-on/) arrives. The Vergehas noticed (http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/15/8218215/microsoft-windows-10-updates-p2p) that a leaked version of the operating system lets you grab updates from other computers, whether they're on your local network or online -- yes, it's a peer-to-peer (http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/26/bittorrent-sync-sharing-via-web-links/) network for patches. Besides accelerating the upgrade process, the option could save precious bandwidth (important on capped data plans) if you have a multi-PC household. There's no telling when this feature will show up in a Windows 10 build you can try, assuming Microsoft doesn't get cold feet. A new public test release is reportedly coming soon, though, so you probably won't have to wait very long.