PSA: Microsoft to Retire Windows 10 Delta Updates Next Month
The April 2019 Patch Tuesday will be the last one to bring us delta updates for Windows 10, according to a change announced by Microsoft in late 2018.
The software giant originally planned to retire delta updates in February 2019, but the company extended the deadline to April for Windows 10 versions 1607, 1703, 1709, and 1803.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) does not receive any new delta updates.
According to Microsoft’s schedule, April 9 will be the last delta update rollout, with the company to then go forward with express updates and full cumulative updates for Windows 10.
Delta updates have been particularly useful for users because they include only the components that changed from the previous rollout. This means that a system that’s already up-to-date doesn’t have to download a new full cumulative update, but only the del… (read more)