Have you ever been burning the midnight oil to get “Old Man Jenkins” his report the next day while he out schmoozing at his Country Club only to have Windows 10 hijack your computer to install the latest update for the operating system? Well then, you are not alone. A chorus of complaints has flooded Microsoft regarding the inopportune times Windows 10 wants to take over your computer for updates and the helplessness that ensues while your computer becomes about as useful as a comb to Yul Brynner for a period of time.
According to a CNET report, the frustration of the above scenario may soon become a thing of the past. Much like the about-face for the forced install of Windows 10 in the first place, it was stated that coming this spring, users will soon have an option of if and when they want to update Windows 10 on their PCs. The three options at their disposal will be to install the update now, snooze for a predetermined time or to schedule the update to occur at a pre-selected time in the future when the computer will not be in use.
The report indicates that Windows 10 users will be able to “snooze” the updates for 3-day intervals for a total of 35 days. After that, they will receive daily “remind me tomorrow” options meaning that updates can be avoided indefinitely resulting in the ability to essentially never install any Windows 10 updates that are unwanted. This isn’t necessarily recommended though as many updates include security updates that protect your PC from the darker forces present on the web. In short, it appears that Microsoft has taken steps to listen to customer feedback on their flagship product while they aggressively pursue their goal of having Windows 10 running on one billion computers worldwide. It also means you don’t have any excuse for not getting Old Man Jenkins his report on time!