Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Nov 2011 19:14 UTC
Windows Microsoft just posted on its blog about how Windows 8 is going to handle automatic updating and the consequent system restarts - and they're changing a few things around. They want to make the process less disruptive, and there's reason to cheer: no more popup notifications begging for restarts.
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by Wafflez on Wed 16th Nov 2011 00:12 UTC
Wafflez
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2011-06-26

"if the three-day period is over, the system will restart automatically."

Fuck off. That was my first thought... It will force a restart? Fuck off.

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by leos on Wed 16th Nov 2011 00:31 in reply to "..."
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

"if the three-day period is over, the system will restart automatically."

Fuck off. That was my first thought... It will force a restart? Fuck off.


You do realize that's how Windows works right now, and has worked since at least Windows XP, right?

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by Kalessin on Wed 16th Nov 2011 19:09 in reply to "RE: ..."
Kalessin Member since:
2007-01-18

Which is just one more reason to disable automatic updates. Nothing should ever install or update itself without asking first. It's just asking for trouble otherwise. Maybe they more or less have to have the automatic updates for those folks who don't really know how to use a computer beyond the basics, but for anyone who's actually profficient with computers, automatic updates are nothing be trouble IMHO.

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by l3v1 on Wed 16th Nov 2011 13:00 in reply to "..."
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

Don't worry too much, you'll probably be able to disable automatic updates one way or the other.

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