For example you could be watching a video when you are prompted, or typing out an email, working, completing a research paper, and so on. This is obviously distracting which more often than not makes users not want to update. Microsoft knows this and in the future, they are hoping to make Windows 10 updates smarter.
According to Microsoft, “We trained a predictive model that can accurately predict when the right time to restart the device is. Meaning, that we will not only check if you are currently using your device before we restart, but we will also try to predict if you had just left the device to grab a cup of coffee and return shortly after.”
The company is claiming to be seeing “promising results” but also point out that due to its architecture, they are able to update their model with minimal turnaround time, meaning that Microsoft can easily make changes on the fly with minimal user input (if at all). Only time will tell if these changes are an improvement, but we like where Microsoft’s head is at.