Windows 10: Windows Threshold wave 2 will focus primarily on optimization

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       20 Jul 2015 #1

    Windows Threshold wave 2 will focus primarily on optimization

    While Microsoft is putting the final polish on Windows 10 ahead of its release next week, it's time to start looking at what's next for the OS. While we broke the news about Redstone a few months back, there is another update wave planed for Windows 10 and it's starting to come into focus.

    Threshold wave 2 is scheduled to be the first (non-patch) update to the OS after it is released and the current timeline is October. But what will it include? According to those familiar with the company's plans, not much in the way of new features are currently planned, as the primary goal is to continue working on optimization and stabilization for the OS.

    Which makes quite a bit of sense- for one thing, the update will arrive only three months after the release of the OS. During that time, Microsoft will be receiving a significant amount of new telemetry from new hardware configurations and they need to make sure Windows 10 properly works with these machines.

    For those not familiar, Windows 10 was code-named Threshold, which is why this updates is named Threshold wave 2...

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  2.    20 Jul 2015 #1

    Hi there

    Nice to think that - but my machine runs fast enough already -- I'm not sure whether any further optimisation of the OS (build 10240) would be noticeable at all. -- at least on my computers.

    How would Ms for example Optimise the OS so a Video conversion at the highest resolution would run much faster than currently --things like Handbrake ripping a Blu Ray DVD to an Mp4 / Mkv file depend far more on the Hardware than the actual efficiency of the OS.

    These days probably the BEST thing you can do (always assuming there's sufficient RAM in the machine --which there is of course nowadays with modern computers) is to use SSD's where possible for the OS and temporary storage for things like photo shop / video editing and for the rest get the FASTEST HDD's you can afford.

    Applications can also be better written -- that's usually 100% outside the control of the OS.

    I'll bet even with the FASTEST OS in the world with the fastest HDD's a really inefficient application will still kill a system.

    For instance loads of older applications still perform entire screen / video re-writes - when a little bit of extra care in the coding could create a better app that only needed to refresh those parts of the screen that had actually CHANGED.

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  3.    20 Jul 2015 #2

    I think the optimizations might be more for lower end hardware and eliminating random bugs. One UI bug oversight I found last night while File Explorer was trying to load and I was trying to jump to my D:\ drive from the breadcrumb bar, the old Aero loading circle showed its ugly shiny face.

    This is Windows. There is ALWAYS something to improve.
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  4. Posts : 276
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       20 Jul 2015 #3

    Coke Robot said: View Post
    This is Windows. There is ALWAYS something to improve.
    A program (including an OS) is NEVER done!

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