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The Next-Generation Windows Update Also Cares About Carbon Emissions

Let’s be honest about it: Windows updates are an essential part of our experience with a Windows device, and this is the reason Microsoft is spending so much time trying to refine it from one end to the other.

And while the days when cumulative updates failed to install are apparently gone (or at least, gone for most users out there), Microsoft is still focusing on new ways to make Windows Update a more modern process.

The latest idea that Microsoft has pushed to mass production allows Windows Update (the service) to become carbon aware.

Here’s what this means.

Whenever you install updates, the device typically runs at higher power, therefore boosting the carbon emissions that it produces. As a result, Windows Update itself is a service that contributes to the overall carbon footprint generated by a computer, and Microsoft wanted to resolve this in a more effective manner.

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