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Windows 10: Disruptive system reboots will soon be a thing of the past

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The Windows 10 Creators Update is expected to release sometime in April adding a ton of amazing features, for example Game Mode. However, one aspect of Operating System (OS) that has been a thorn in the side for many users is the lack of control over updates and the system reboots that sometimes follows. Two prime examples of the aforementioned issue are that of a live Counter-Strike: Global Offensive stream and a weather report being interrupted.

In the latest Windows 10 Blog post, Microsoft notes that they are continuously listening to user feedback and then improve the Windows 10 experience with every update. Sometimes system reboots due to Windows 10 updates can disrupt your gaming sessions or work. Microsoft explains that they want to give users more control over updates:

“Prior to the Creators Update, Windows 10 made most of the decisions for you regarding when updates would be installed and didn’t provide ways to tailor the timing to your specific needs. What we heard back most explicitly was that you want more control over when Windows 10 installs updates. We also heard that unexpected reboots are disruptive if they happen at the wrong time.” - Source

To remedy the above-mentioned situation, Microsoft will add “several new options” for scheduling updates to give users more control over when and how Windows 10 updates. Microsoft provides examples of the additions, including arguably one of the best new feature, the snooze button:

“You can specify exactly when you want an update to occur (including the ability to reschedule an update if your original choice ends up being less convenient than expected), or ‘hit the snooze button.’ The ‘snooze’ capability allows you to pause the update process completely for three days when you need uninterrupted time on your device. In addition, we are widening the ‘Active Hours’ time so Windows doesn’t install an update at times when you want your device to be ready to use. ” - Source

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It sounds like an excellent move by Microsoft and should make Windows 10 updates less disruptive. Sure, there are ways to disable updates if you fiddle around in the settings or use third-party programs. However, the new features should make it easy for everyone to control Windows 10 updates.

What do you think about the upcoming snooze feature and has Windows 10 updates caused interruptions for you in the past? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: Microsoft Blog

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