What is the most annoying feature of Windows Update? If you were thinking about reboots, Microsoft is preparing you for surprises.
Soon, Windows Update may be able to restart your computer immediately after each update instead of waiting for a convenient time…
It sounds ridiculous, but it's one of the last features which he mentioned Albacore (@thebookisclosed) on Twitter.
He has mentioned us differently other new features Windows before Microsoft officially announced it, like the Windows Sandbox recently announced. We hope Microsoft only tests this feature, and we will never see it in a "stable" version of Windows.
The good news: Operation is optional. If you want, you can add notifications with a new setting to let you know when Windows will automatically reboot your device.
"Windows Update promises to always alert you and give you the opportunity to postpone a reboot."
However, if you are away from your computer for a few minutes, you can go back and see that your computer is in the boot phase because you missed the countdown.
This feature of course confuses us once again. Who asked for it? Windows reboots already quite quickly after updates, using features such as Active Hours to restart when you are not using your computer.
The latest versions of the operating system even use mechanical learning to detect if you are using your computer before rebooting.
Who asked to become more aggressive Windows Update reboots? Even Apple's iPads do not have the aggressive reboot option for automatic updates.
The next major update to Windows 10 will include a new system disk icon that will alert you when you need to restart. So the above feature probably doesn't need to.
If we finally see this feature, it is likely to be part of the next version of Windows, codenamed 19H1, and is about to be released in April of 2019. We hope until then, Microsoft to change its mind.