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  1. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       14 Mar 2015 #1

    Windows 10: Future updates can be delivered via P2P


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    Microsoft has been working on several new features for Windows 10 since 9926 was released, some that are showing up in the build leaked earlier today and some that are still absent. One feature buried deep in the settings of the OS that paves the way for how future updates will be delivered to your machine has been uncovered.

    In build 10036 of Windows 10, there are settings that change the location from where you receive updates to Windows 10, and apps too. As you can see from the image at the top of this post, you now have the option to have multiple sources deliver updates to your PC. More specifically, you can choose where to download the updates from, including your own local network or PCs on the Internet, and of course you can turn off this functionality.
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    See also: Windows Update - Choose how you Download in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  2.    14 Mar 2015 #2

    Now this is a great idea.. it's about time MS thought about this!!

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  3. Posts : 713
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       14 Mar 2015 #3

    Now this is a great idea.. it's about time MS thought about this!!
    This is definitely an interesting concept !

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  4.    14 Mar 2015 #4

    I think they had to.. think about the backlog when the upgrade occurs. This way the traffic is spread out properly.
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  5. Posts : 5,010
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       14 Mar 2015 #5

    I wonder how you seed a local computer to make it available to get updates and apps from?

    That would require storing the downloaded files permanently somewhere that other computers on your network can get them from.
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       14 Mar 2015 #6

    I didn't think torrents were safe. I read you could get bad and even illegal stuff.
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  7.    14 Mar 2015 #7

    groze said: View Post
    I didn't think torrents were safe. I read you could get bad and even illegal stuff.
    Not all torrents are bad.. If MS sets it up properly there shouldn't be any issues.
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       15 Mar 2015 #8

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Not all torrents are bad.. If MS sets it up properly there shouldn't be any issues.
    My opinion I think it is to risky. If I am understand torrents correctly, it passes through different people computers. What if one of those computer had a virus and passes it on to others computers. I guess you would have to execute the virus but an update is automatically executed. My cable system hates torrents, they throttle them to dial-up speed or even worse from what I read. Microsoft better have an alternate for updates and releases since a lot of Internet service provides throttle torrents.
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  9.    15 Mar 2015 #9

    groze said: View Post
    My opinion I think it is to risky. If I am understand torrents correctly, it passes through different people computers. What if one of those computer had a virus and passes it on to others computers. I guess you would have to execute the virus but an update is automatically executed. My cable system hates torrents, they throttle them to dial-up speed or even worse from what I read. Microsoft better have an alternate for updates and releases since a lot of Internet service provides throttle torrents.
    Yes and No.. if MS set up the servers to store the files to be downloaded then it goes from there to your PC and not through other peoples PC's. The yes it true for other download that you get from other that are sharing files. The need for P2P for Win10 is due to the load that the upgrades will incur when the RTM comes out later this year. If they don't do this the backlog will be incredible. IMO In addition you're not using a tool like Bittorrent to get any of the files/updates/upgrades.

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  10. Posts : 713
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       15 Mar 2015 #10

    groze said: View Post
    My opinion I think it is to risky. If I am understand torrents correctly, it passes through different people computers. What if one of those computer had a virus and passes it on to others computers. I guess you would have to execute the virus but an update is automatically executed. My cable system hates torrents, they throttle them to dial-up speed or even worse from what I read. Microsoft better have an alternate for updates and releases since a lot of Internet service provides throttle torrents.
    If the torrent file comes from a confident source... it's totally safe. The client software calculates the checksum (md5 / sha1) of the files and compares it with the original hash value. If a file is slightly different (if it contains a malicious code for example) the hashes won't match and nothing will be downloaded.

    Happily my ISP is torrent friendly.

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