Windows 11 will provide estimated install time for updates

Posted on Monday, Jul 05 2021 @ 15:23 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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One of the annoying aspects of Windows Update is that you never know how long your system will take to update. GHacks reports this is changing with Windows 11 as Microsoft cooked up a new feature that will offer an estimated installation duration time.

The estimate is shown in the Windows Update screen as well as via the Start Menu. The author tested the estimate's accuracy with a timer and concludes it was too pessimistic:
I used a stopwatch to time the installation, and it only took about a minute and ten seconds for the update to install, and boot to the home screen. I think that's very impressive. Sure, the ETA of 5 minutes was wrong. But that's fine, it's probably a maximum (or average) that Microsoft estimates, that the computer needs to install the update.
Estimated update time in Windows 11


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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