How to Change Delivery Optimization Max Cache Age for Updates in Windows 10 – Windows Blog by Brink

How to Change Delivery Optimization Max Cache Age for Updates in Windows 10

Windows Update Delivery Optimization lets you get Windows and Store app updates from sources in addition to Microsoft. This can help you get updates and apps more quickly if you have a limited or unreliable Internet connection. And if you own more than one PC, it can reduce the amount of Internet bandwidth needed to keep all of your PCs up-to-date. Delivery Optimization also sends updates and apps from your PC to other PCs on your local network or PCs on the Internet.

When configuring Delivery Optimization on Windows 10 devices, the first and most important thing to configure is the Download mode, which dictates how Delivery Optimization downloads Windows updates.

You can choose to download updates only from Microsoft, Microsoft and PCs on your local network, or Microsoft and PCs on your local network and internet.

When Delivery Optimization is turned on, your PC sends parts of apps or updates that you’ve downloaded using Delivery Optimization to other PCs on your local network, or on the Internet, depending on your settings.

Delivery Optimization uses locally cached updates. In cases where devices have ample local storage and you would like to cache more content, or if you have limited storage and would like to cache less, use the following settings to adjust the Delivery Optimization cache to suit your scenario:

  • Max Cache Size and Absolute Max Cache Size control the amount of space the Delivery Optimization cache can use.
  • Max Cache Age controls the retention period for each update in the cache.
  • The system drive is the default location for the Delivery Optimization cache. The Modify Cache Drive policy allows administrators to change that location.

This tutorial will show you how to change the maximum cache age for Delivery Optimization to hold Windows and Store app updates in Windows 10.

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