Microsoft Has Made Windows Update Less Annoying With Smarter Restart Feature


When it released, Windows 10 arrived with tons of improvements over its predecessors. As time passed Microsoft added several useful features to help people manage Windows Updates including the ability to limit the download and upload speeds.

But it also brought frequent (forced) updates into the lives of users. Microsoft pushes bi-annual updates which install automatically and sometimes rejoice users with new features. Sadly, Redmond hasn’t added a pause or stop button yet.

That’s where the annoying part comes. You leave your PC just to grab a cup of coffee and come back to see it restarting and configuring Windows Updates. All you can do is wait until it finishes.

Although there are ways to prevent automatic installation, Microsoft has tried to come up with some efficient solution. It has trained a machine learning model to predict when it’s the right time to trigger the restart process.

“We heard you, and to alleviate this pain, if you have an update pending we’ve updated our reboot logic to use a new system that is more adaptive and proactive.”

Microsoft says it saw promising results during the internal testing of the new Windows Update feature. The model can be updated quickly because it’s cloud-based. The company is expecting responses from Windows Insiders in the Feedback Hub.

The predictive model is being shipped with Windows Insider Preview Build 17723 (RS5) and 18204 (19H1) which will release next year and is available for Skip Ahead insiders.

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Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]
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