A Very Annoying New Windows Update Message/"Feature"

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A Very Annoying New Windows Update Message/"Feature"

Postposted on Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:15 pm

This message shows up on my Windows 8 RTM folding machine today. I only found it because I explicitly invoked Windows Update to see if there was anything new waiting for my action.

Restart your PC to finish installing updates
Your PC will automatically restart in 2 days if you don't restart now


Users in corporate MDI-managed environments can get this message for critical patches. I understand that, and I support it.

But THIS is the first I've seen it on any of my personal machines!

Whether it is caused by Windows 8 or by Windows Update, I'd sort of like to have a LESS ANNOYING choice.

I'm running folding right now, so when one or more of my folding machines auto-reboots someday when I'm not looking, they'll sit at the Windows password prompt all day/week/month waiting for my input. So then one day [sarcasm]next March[/sarcasm], I'll see my folding machines all waiting for passwords, and then there will be a million new updates to get and I'll have to do it all over again.

And Alzheimer's disease will continue to ravage humankind.

So, I ask Microsoft (figuratively speaking):

WTF? :-?

Thanks for letting me vent!
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Re: A Very Annoying New Windows Update Message/"Feature"

Postposted on Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:19 pm

We know what is best for you. Resistance is futile.
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Re: A Very Annoying New Windows Update Message/"Feature"

Postposted on Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:21 pm

ROFL

With that, I'm going to go have a Smithwick's. See that? Microsoft drives people to drinking!
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Re: A Very Annoying New Windows Update Message/"Feature"

Postposted on Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:42 pm

just brew it! wrote:We know what is best for you. Resistance is futile.

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Re: A Very Annoying New Windows Update Message/"Feature"

Postposted on Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:27 pm

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Re: A Very Annoying New Windows Update Message/"Feature"

Postposted on Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:12 am

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011 ... pdate.aspx

As usual the situation is more complex and there are options a-hoy.
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Re: A Very Annoying New Windows Update Message/"Feature"

Postposted on Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:53 am

Turn off auto-update..?
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Re: A Very Annoying New Windows Update Message/"Feature"

Postposted on Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:14 am

mikehodges2 wrote:Turn off auto-update..?

Plus disable the firewall and uninstall the Antivirus :D
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Re: A Very Annoying New Windows Update Message/"Feature"

Postposted on Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:36 am

BIF wrote: So then one day [sarcasm]next March[/sarcasm], I'll see my folding machines all waiting for passwords, and then there will be a million new updates to get and I'll have to do it all over again.

Sitting at the login prompt the machines should be getting updates in the background and rebooting 2 days later.

The forced reboot is annoying but don't kid yourself, at least they are giving a message now rather than just doing it... there have been many Wednesdays I come home from work (post patch Tuesday updates) and find my machine rebooted from updates.
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Re: A Very Annoying New Windows Update Message/"Feature"

Postposted on Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:31 pm

Add a startup script for your folding setup?
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Re: A Very Annoying New Windows Update Message/"Feature"

Postposted on Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:43 pm

Set them up as services and then you don't need to log in.
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