4 “Secret” Tricks Speed Up Windows 10 Update Up To 2X
Every month Microsoft releases updates for Windows 10. As a user, like it or not, you have to follow the development of the operating system by downloading the update file.
However, how to speed up Windows 10 updates so they don’t take up too much time?
There are two important factors that affect the speed of Windows updates. Here are some tips to improve it.
#1 Fixed a component that was preventing Windows 10 updates
Windows 10 has been equipped with a Troubleshoot feature that functions to detect problems and fix them. Of course you don’t want the update process to run slowly because there are components that errorno?
1. Search Troubleshoot in the Start Menu.
2. Select Windows Update then click Run the troubleshooter.
3. The diagnostic process takes a few minutes. If a problem is detected, click Apply this fix.
The repair process can take a long time, in the meantime you can follow the next tips.
#2 Turn off background programs that might interfere with updates
Background programs often burden internet bandwidth and CPU. By turning it off, Windows Update will have more room to operate.
1. Right-click the Taskbar and select Task Manager.
2. After that, go to the tab Startup. Select the background program you want to turn off, then click Disable.
3. Please Restart computer to save the settings.
Disabling programs with this method is permanent. To reactivate it you can set the program to Enable with similar steps.
#3 Speed up Windows 10 updates with internet bandwidth allocation
This tip serves to allocate the majority of internet bandwidth for Windows Update purposes. Significantly speed up the update file download process than usual.
1. Open the Start Menu and search for Delivery Optimization settings.
2. Click Advanced options.
3. Checklist the following two options, then set each one 90% for background and 100% for foreground.
By default, Windows Update bandwidth is 45%. If you increase it to 90% then Windows gets 2x more internet quota so the update process should take place much faster.
Background means the update process that runs automatically without your command. Set to 90% to leave another 10% for your activities.
Foreground means the update process that you ordered through Settings → Update & Security → Windows Update → Check for updates. Deliberately set to 100% assuming you really want to update and aren’t working on anything else.
#4 Using an SSD can speed up the update installation process
Solid State Drive (SSD) is undeniably much faster than Hard Disk Drive (HDD). The Windows Update installation process, which can take 10 minutes, will be completed in 30 seconds using an SSD.
It’s mandatory for Windows 10 users to use SSD because this operating system is full of updates. SSD prices are even more affordable, starting at IDR 500 thousand for 120GB — more than enough for Windows 10 installations.
So, how is your Windows 10 update speed? Did it increase after following the steps above? ️