At last: Windows 10 will stop forced automatic updates
From CNET: In a stunning about-face -- and a victory for common sense -- Windows 10 will no longer automatically take control of your computer, and flip the reset switch, at the worst moments imaginable.
Mind you, Microsoft will still push updates, and it won't necessarily be easy to completely turn them off.
But this spring, you -- and only you -- will get to decide when Windows 10 can update your computer.
CNET understands that starting this spring, with the Windows 10 Creators Update, your computer will no longer display itty-bitty, easy-to-ignore reminders about an upcoming update, then wrest control away from you when it's time to install.
Instead, you'll be greeted by a full-screen, impossible-to-ignore prompt that gives you three options: Restart Now, Pick a time or Snooze. The prompt won't go away until you pick one.
Even if you do nothing, and just leave the computer sitting on this screen, Windows won't force a restart. There's no countdown clock.
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