Microsoft Windows 8 Working on Being more Update-Friendly

November 15, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Microsoft is said to be working hard on not making their software updates intrusive. The software giant has previewed a number of improvements to its Windows update System to make it even friendlier.

We got to learn that the upcoming Windows 8 will address the issues currently faced by users in Windows 7 as well those faced during the earlier versions.

The Windows 8 team is looking into the issues of frequent notifications and automatic restarts which have to be manually stopped.

This time around, the new version of Windows will gather all the restarts to occur once a month with each security release. This will supposedly make the updating less intrusive by reducing the number of unnecessary restarts and it will also make the update schedule predictable, as security patches are released on the second Tuesday of each month.

Furthermore, in order to keep the system immune to threats, security updates that look after serious and imminent threats will institute an automatic restart immediately after the download. Currently, users with Windows 7 get only a small interval of 15minutes before the automatic restart kicks in.

Windows 8, on the other hand, will leave a gap of three days before the automatic restart. Moreover, rather than popping out the notifications during the login, the new version will lodge the notifications on the login screen.

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