4 Exabyte download coming soon?

This post, by TCAT Shelbyville is an interesting post to read and is in relation to the upcoming Windows 10 release that will make its’ way to our computers (if you are eligible) via the Windows Update Service.

We all have heard of Megabytes and Gigabytes, but Exebytes??? If you keep reading you will also learn about Geopbytes…

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While numbers conflict on the exact number of Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 users there are,  it seems that most agree that almost 1 billion Windows products are out there.

Microsoft’s upgrade path to Windows 10 for its predecessors includes Windows 7 SP 1 and Windows 8.1 by the Windows Update (RTM – Release to Manufacturing is by ISO download).   Microsoft says this upgrade will come down by Windows Update or by ISO.  I’m certain that if you want the installation media there will be a small charge (not announced yet).

Anyone needing to upgrade their OS that is not Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1  can download the ISO and will need to burn an installation media.

So the question of the year is…will Microsoft deliver 4 Exabytes of downloads to these users?  That’s around 4000+ Petabytes or 4,000,000 Terabytes or 4,000,000,000 Gigabytes.   I certainly don’t want that internet bill.

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