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# 178969 21-Aug-2015 08:44
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Has anyone else experienced the recent change where Windows updates result in an unexpected re start.  

I was using my laptop this morning when right in the middle of doing something the laptop restarted without any prior warning.  Talk about being very inconvenient and annoying.

Previously there used to be a message box asking you to allow a restart now or delay till later.  It appears this is longer an option.

Microsoft really do know how to piss their customers off.




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  # 1371310 21-Aug-2015 09:01
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Your system is probably setup to install/update automatically. You can change this in the Windows 10 settings.



 



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  # 1371317 21-Aug-2015 09:25
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I'm not using Windows 10, I'm on Windows 7

This has only started happening recently, I haven't made any changes to my settings.  I know of other people having the same issue.




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  # 1371350 21-Aug-2015 10:15
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Happened to me yesterday while in the middle of a two-hour process (Win 7). Argh!



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  # 1371356 21-Aug-2015 10:26
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Behodar: Happened to me yesterday while in the middle of a two-hour process (Win 7). Argh!


Yes Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WTF are Microsoft thinking.




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  # 1371513 21-Aug-2015 12:12
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I like the new way windows 10 (and 8.1) handles update much better, i.e it waits until your ready to shutdown your PC then does the update.


None of this postpone 4 hours stuff from Windows 7, that was so annoying.




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  # 1371521 21-Aug-2015 12:17
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Michaelfjs: I like the new way windows 10 (and 8.1) handles update much better, i.e it waits until your ready to shutdown your PC then does the update.

That's the way it used to be on my personal computer, not now. 

None of this postpone 4 hours stuff from Windows 7, that was so annoying.

That only happens on my work laptop.  It doesn't bother me as you still get to choose when it happens.




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  # 1373606 25-Aug-2015 10:31
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Take some control, set Win Updates to NOTIFY ONLY . You decide when to download & install.
Or even better, turn Winupdates off & do them manually once per week, as MS have in the past forced through updates even when set to notify only.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1374067 25-Aug-2015 17:51
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1101: Take some control, set Win Updates to NOTIFY ONLY . You decide when to download & install.
Or even better, turn Winupdates off & do them manually once per week, as MS have in the past forced through updates even when set to notify only.



Sure I could change the settings, but, I think you missed my point.  

The updates never use to install until I shut the computer down, something has changed to allow the updates to install and restart your computer down without warning.

Why do Microsoft make changes that cause this to happen?





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Technofreak:
1101: Take some control, set Win Updates to NOTIFY ONLY . You decide when to download & install.
Or even better, turn Winupdates off & do them manually once per week, as MS have in the past forced through updates even when set to notify only.



Sure I could change the settings, but, I think you missed my point.  

The updates never use to install until I shut the computer down, something has changed to allow the updates to install and restart your computer down without warning.

Why do Microsoft make changes that cause this to happen?



what OS version? and which updates are these do you remember?

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  # 1374078 25-Aug-2015 18:12
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Microsoft has admitted there is a bug in Windows 10 and they are not sure of a fix at this stage.
You can:
1. Turn computer off till MS come up with a fix. Maybe some time
2. Do a System Restore from an earlier checkpoint. Doesn't always work
3. Blow it all away and do a fresh install. This will have added advantage of getting all the crap out of previous OP/S and apps
Good luck I have tried items 1-3 and a few other suggestions from MS No luck



Sure I could change the settings, but, I think you missed my point.  

The updates never use to install until I shut the computer down, something has changed to allow the updates to install and restart your computer down without warning.

Why do Microsoft make changes that cause this to happen?





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  # 1374079 25-Aug-2015 18:19
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Hi Nathan,

Windows 7 Home premium. 

I don't know what update it was but it took place last Friday morning (21st) about 8:30 am.

It's only happened that one time for me but after I had this issue my wife mentioned she has had it happen several times. she's running Windows 7 Professional.




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