BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

A Windows gripe ...

OK ... so I'm not one of those "I hate Windows" guys ... heck, most of the time I don't even notice it ... but, man, it has one thing that just riles me every time it happens ...

This particular "issue" is in the Windows automatic update ... yes, I have things set so Bill Gates can meddle with my OS when they have stuff to add ... I don't really mind that, but I just wish the damn thing would not re-boot my damn computer without asking! I will typically have 2-3 programs open where I'm working on stuff (which hasn't been saved), not to mention a half a dozen browser tabs that I may or may not be able to find again. Now, I know I should have "dealt with" the notice that there were updates ready last night, but I didn't want to close out all these things at the time, and ended up nodding off and then dragging myself to bed ... unfortunately, when I got to the computer this morning, I find it had installed and re-booted, and I lost a substantial chunk of work in at least one Word window, as well as now trying to piece together where the artical that I'd started reading was so I could find it again on the web.

Damn! Again, I don't mind it doing the install while I sleep ... but I wish I could make it default to NOT doing the subsequent re-boot until I tell it to! Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be an option for that ... I can get it to download but not install (until I tell it to), but nothing for "download, install, but not complete with reboot". Pisses me off.

Grumble, grumble, grumble ...

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