Windows 10 didn’t have the best of launches in July 2015 but since then, Microsoft has improved their OS by quite a lot. Sure, some Windows 10 updates still give users issues, but for the most part, I’ve personally enjoyed my time with it. Apart from the privacy concerns when Windows 10 first launched, the other big factor was those unapologetic updates that just kept on coming. It got so bad that it even interrupted a live weather report, gaming streams and more. Now, nearly four years later, Microsoft will finally make Windows 10 update changes that should have been there from the start.
To put it bluntly, Windows 10 updates will not get forced onto users when they are released. Users will have the option to pause a Windows 10 update for 35 days. This is a great change if you ask me since Windows 10 users will be able to wait until possible update issues are fixed and those on capped internet accounts could use a new month’s cap to download the update instead of having to worry if their cap will run out when a big update hits. This change will arrive in Windows 10 v1903 due out in May 2019.
In a recently Windows blog post entitled “Improving the Windows 10 update experience with control, quality and transparency“, Microsoft’s corporate vice president, Mike Fortin, explained that:
We are excited to announce significant changes in the Windows update process, changes designed to improve the experience, put the user in more control, and improve the quality of Windows updates. We have heard clear feedback that the Windows update process itself can be disruptive, particularly that Windows users would like more control over when updates happen.
We will provide a notification that an update is available and recommended based on our data, but it will be largely up to the user to initiate when the update occurs. All customers will now have the ability to explicitly choose if they want to update their device when they check for updates or to pause updates for up to 35 days.
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