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Upcoming Windows 10 Changes in Online and Offline Upgrade Phases

Major upgrades for Windows 10 has followed a normal routine, but when Microsoft delivers the Fall Creators Update, there will be slight changes in the way the upgrade is performed. Microsoft is working on those changes now through the Insider builds. The company defines the upgrade process in two phases: Online and Offline

How it works now…

Online phase:
PC checks for upgrades (manually or automatically)
Upgrade payload downloads
PC waits for the required reboot to begin install

Offline phase:
PC reboots to begin install process (manually or automatically)
User content (apps/settings/configurations) is backed up
New OS files are laid down (Windows Image [WIM] process)
Drivers and other required OS files are migrated
User content is restored
PC reboots and the update finalizes

How it will work with the changes…

Online phase:
PC checks for updates (manually or automatically)
Update downloads
User content (apps/settings/configurations) is backed up
New OS files are laid down (WIM process)
PC waits for the required reboot to begin install

Offline phase:
PC reboots to begin install process (manually or automatically)
Drivers and other required OS files are migrated
User content is restored
PC reboots and the update finalizes

More details: https://aka.ms/qj5kus


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