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Windows 10 should never reboot your PC without your confirmation


Forced updates and reboot are frustrating. According to scientists, Microsoft could do more here

Hardly a Windows user should not know this situation: Especially then, if one urgently needs to do something, a comprehensive update and restart is performed. study by University College in London proves the frustration that users experience with numbers. Most respondents find the update process in the Home Edition of Windows 10 frustrating.
One reason for this is that Microsoft provides too little information. It is also unclear to users when patches need to be installed and how much time it takes.
The three authors (Jason Morris, Ingolf Becker, and Simon Parkin) recommend that operating systems explicitly ask for permission before the computer restarts to install updates.

area of conflict
At the same time, however, they also recognize the field of tension that creates the topic. Especially for security-relevant updates, it is in the interest of Microsoft to close them as soon as possible. Users would feel like they lose control of their computers when Microsoft simply decides when to fix bugs and install updates.
The researchers' conclusion is relatively simple: users need more information about updates and more control over when they are installed. The system should never force a reboot while it is actively being used , Microsoft has already addressed the issue in a recent beta of Windows 10. In the April 2019 update, for example, an icon in the taskbar explicitly indicates that an update is necessary, as PCWorld reports.

What's also a bit of a bummer for Windows Home users is that Windows 10 Pro users have control over when updates are installed. With the more expensive version, patches can be moved up to 30 days. A feature that home users probably miss painfully

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