Microsoft announced it's testing Unified Update Platform (UUP), new technology that will allow for faster and smaller OS updates targeted specifically to a user's PC or mobile device.
Rather than re-download an entire software package, a UUP will be used to find the parts of the software that need updating and download only those targeted areas.
Microsoft said this will result in much faster downloads.
All that frustration stemming from Windows updates may be over. Users may just be able to avoid cringing when Windows brings up a reminder that it is time to reboot. Using UUP, companies moving from one major update to another could eventually see significant decreases in the time required to update a stable of enterprise machines.
"As we rollout UUP, this will eventually be impactful for PCs where users can expect their download size to decrease by approximately 35% when going from one major update of Windows to another," according to a Microsoft blog.
Microsoft said UUP should officially debut with the Windows 10 Creators Update due in March. UUP might also help Microsoft release Windows 10 updates and changes more quickly than before, which would allow for more tailored updates.