Windows Update

By Shamus Posted Friday Aug 4, 2006

Filed under: Rants 8 comments

This isn’t what the dialog says verbatim, but if you read between the lines this is what they are really telling you.

Note to Microsoft: My computer is a tool, which I use for many things. Running Windows is simply means to that end, not an end in itself.



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8 thoughts on “Windows Update

  1. Pixy Misa says:

    And, of course, if you don’t keep telling it not to reboot, it eventually does so anyway.


  2. Cineris says:

    Pretty much the lesson I’ve been going by for awhile now: Don’t upgrade unless you need to. As long as everything works fine, I’m happy.

  3. Euphemism says:

    My solution – don’t close the first window that pops up, because that one won’t trigger an auto-reboot. Instead, click on its upper left corner, and drag it down to the lower right corner of the screen. You’ll never see it again. Of course, it’ll still show up in the Taskbar, and I haven’t figured out yet what to do about that, but this lets me delay the reboot for a couple of weeks (at which point Windows starts acting screwy for whatever reason and I have to reboot anyway).

  4. A frusterated windows user says:

    My version will restart in 5 minutes automatically if it doesn’t get a response…

  5. HeroOfHyla says:

    My computer reboots itself at 3 AM automatically if there’s a new update. Quite annoying if I didn’t know it would be doing that before going to bed.

  6. FXI says:

    This was a problem for me until I found the switch that changes it from automatic to manual.

  7. Tetris says:

    In college, one of my professors had the bad fortune of having his laptop updated right before a lecture.

    For all of that lecture, a full hour, that little window would pop up. He would close it and return to his lecture. And then, two or three slides later, there was that window again.

    I’ve totally forgotten what the lecture was supposed to be about…

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