Windows 10: Will Windows 10 updates annoy me as much as in Windows 8.1?

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       20 May 2015 #1

    Will Windows 10 updates annoy me as much as in Windows 8.1?

    One of the reasons I always have a bootable Linux installation on my Windows machines is that I sometimes need to do something now, and not when Windows has faffed about "Getting Windows Ready..." for 3 minutes or more on a boot-up following some update or other.

    In fact one of the most annoying Windows features for me, is the inability to update in the background, without having to reboot. I guess it is due to the redundant failsafe mechanisms in the registry and catalogs etc., that have helped make Windows 8.x so stable now compared to earlier versions.

    I would welcome a Windows that dispensed with these overblown antiquities in favour of a more elegant systems integrity database, and an update method that was totally transparent to users, and did not interfere with me using my computer when I need to.
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  2.    20 May 2015 #2

    I have no issue with waiting for Windows Update to do it's thing.

    You don't need to do the download as soon as it comes through. If its not convenient then just leave it until later when you'r able to do it.

    I've not heard of Windows requiring you to reboot on a wallpaper change, that is a strange one.
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  3.    20 May 2015 #3

    Would it be possible to fully upgrade in the background without a restart?

    How would it update files that are in use, doesn't it need to restart to change these ?
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  4.    20 May 2015 #4

    The majority of the problem for requiring reboots is that Windows does not allow in-use files to be replaced as a security measure. This is something that Linux does not do (although it can be enabled if you are concerned about it).

    This is just a difference in opinion about the design of the filesystem. And how it affects security and stability of the system.
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