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Windows Update to become more predictable and less annoying

Posted on Thursday, March 02 2017 @ 14:07:00 CET by

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Microsoft has made some changes to Windows Update to make the update process less annoying. ARS Technica writes some new features will be rolled out with the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update that will stop Windows from rebooting when you're doing an important task and don't want to be interrupted.
With the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is hoping to ease some of this pain. When an update has been downloaded, an alert will show three options: install and reboot immediately, schedule a time (within the next three days) to install it, or snooze the alert to temporarily delay the decision. This won't let you delay an update indefinitely, but it should offer a reasonable trade-off between the need to get systems updated and the annoyance of interruptions.
The software giant also promises it will be more communicative about the way it rolls out these big updates, which are distributed in waves to prevent major issues. When Microsoft's update system detects known incompatibilities on your system, the installation of the update gets delayed until changes have been made to the code.

Microsoft says that starting with the Creators Update rollout, it will provide more details about what blocking issues have been found, as well as the general state of the rollout. This way users will have a better idea of when their system will be able to upgrade to Creators Update.



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