Windows 10: Windows 10 updates are now ruining pro-gaming streams

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  1. Cluster Head's Avatar
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       08 May 2016 #1

    Windows 10 updates are now ruining pro-gaming streams

    Windows 10 updates are now ruining pro-gaming streams
    Forcing a gaming PC to update mid-game during a livestream to up to 130,000 followers isn’t best advert for the Software

    Perhaps there’s nothing more annoying than going in for the kill to suddenly be “pooped on” by a Windows 10 automatic installation taking out your computer mid-stream to your 130,000 or so followers.
    After deciding to try and ruin advertise during the weather by attempting to automatically install midway through a forecast, Windows 10 is starting to wreak havoc with gamers. Ex-professional Counter Strike player turned full-time streamer Erik Flom was rudely interrupted mid-game and live on Twitch by Windows 10 automatically installing on his PC.

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    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT
       08 May 2016 #1

    If you are running the pro version, there is an option to defer upgrades.
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  3.    08 May 2016 #2

    tinmar49 said: View Post
    If you are running the pro version, there is an option to defer upgrades.
    Defer upgrades doesn't stop updates from installing. It just delays the install of new features.
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  4.    10 May 2016 #3

    "Windows Update" has gone from the latest version of Win 10,no control anymore.Update & Restart happen today.
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  5.    10 May 2016 #4

    Hopefully some of these embarassments will make MS see sense and restore control of updates back to the users at some point. The Windows 7 method of delivering updates was perfect. Users could do them at their own leisure
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  6.    10 May 2016 #5

    rudolfo2 said: View Post
    "Windows Update" has gone from the latest version of Win 10,no control anymore.Update & Restart happen today.
    Settings > Update & security > Windows update > Advanced options > Chose how updates are installed > set to "Notify to schedule restart".
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  7. Faith's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home October 2018 Update 64-bit
       10 May 2016 #6

    Ever since build 1511 I have not been abrupted by Windows Update. If there's an update available to be installed it will do it automatically when I turn off and on the computer before I go to bed. It also helps that I check regularly for potential updates in the update section, and I usually read up on new updates when they come out on the interwebs.:)
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  8.    10 May 2016 #7

    I guess you have the best idea to regulary check for updates which would probably avoid this potentially irritating thing. I'm not 100% sure but I think Windows 10 auto checks for updates every 24 hours, so as long as you manually check yourself it may kind of reset the timer. If an update gets found, then install and restart straight away. Then at least you know you aren't going to be bothered again during a gaming session or something like that. I'm probably over pedantic but everytime I boot my machine up I go through a routine of manually checking for updates in the main updates section, checking manually for office 365 updates and finally checking for app updates on the store. Of course the main windows updates shouldn't really bother you other than on a Tuesday and even then it's mostly the second Tuesday of the month but MS does occasionally like to throw a spanner in the works and release an update at a completely unexpected time
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       10 May 2016 #9

    Ahh the masses ...

    This has already been addressed and will be part of the anniversary update, if not sooner.

    Anyone on the latest insider build can tell you (14332, like .... ME! :) )

    You can set active hours for non-restarting of the PC to complete updates, as well as the aforementioned defer.

    If on active hours, updates may download and install, but it will not restart automatically.

    In the case of the streamer, he would get a toast notification (if set) that a restart is needed to complete, but if ignored would go away, certainly better than a auto restart, but what people want is zero interruptions, so I suspect that might get a toggle similar to not showing notifications while presenting ...

    Of course, knowing the behavior of 10 lately, I'd rather chastise the streamer for not checking that his streaming PC may need to complete an update prior to streaming to his many followers in the first place ... Just MO ...
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