Microsoft’s update experience for Windows 10 has been criticized multiple times. Sometimes, it would download new updates on its own without asking the user and would then require a restart. This obviously irked users who were in no mood to restart their PCs and prepare their computer for the upgrade. Microsoft has now confirmed that it’s going to significantly improve the update experience with its next major Windows 10 release.
The company has confirmed that the Windows 10 Creators Update will provide more control over the update experience. Users will be able to choose what time their PC will install updates and they will even be able to pause Windows 10 updates entirely for up to three days by using the new “snooze” button. Microsoft is also going to expand the Active Hours feature which allows users to choose the hours during which they don’t absolutely want their work to be interrupted by a new upgrade.
The company says that it has come up with these options to provide a balance between giving users more control over the update experience while also ensuring that users remain on the latest software versions for security reasons.
“As always, we believe in the value of keeping devices ‘up to date,’ and recommend that you choose the installation defaults that Windows 10 provides so you will always have the latest features, apps, and security updates,” it added in a post on its official blog.