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Ranting is good for your digestion. Feel better now?
1. As suggested, adjust your restart settings.
2. Run Windows in a VM, turn off network when not needed, if your programming project does not need outside connection. Host connection OK.
3. App control is your friend. Set it to block in your firewall (if you have one) to control hours that updates are allowed. I use application control in my ancient firewall.
I am working on some (very ugly) code for Microsoft's O365 (very ugly) Sharepoint. I can't turn off the network, so I turn to my firewall and block Microsoft Updates (among others) except on weekends, saves bandwidth although that is not critical most of the time.
I see thisin the log every few minutes:
Application Control Prevention Alert: APP-UPDATE Microsoft Windows Updates -- HTTP Host windowsupdate.com, SID: 11772, AppID: 2, CatID: 5510.0.2.237, 50581, X0 x.x.x.x tcp
Seems to work OK.
Arguing with a woman is like reading the Software License Agreement. In the end, you ignore everything and click "I agree".
I feel your pain. The automatic restart issue with winten (regardless of how many items you have open) has impacted me negatively more than once. It's nice that it tries to get you back to where you left off, but it has never been able to put it back 'where I left it'.
It's frustrating enough that I have started just turning the thing off at night to be safe.
Let me add to your rant. We have noticed on the Surface Book Pro that if you do NOT reboot after updates are downloaded. The machine just cripples itself until it is unusable and REQUIRES a reboot.
Upon rebooting, we see Updates were pending (I believe they are partially installing the updates, and breaking things internally, which catch up to us). But one of the things that just stops working in the printing.
We now reboot a lot more. Which is funny. Windows XP and Windows 7 had kinda fixed that problem for a while.
Windows 10 caused me to buy our first Mac Mini. And while the shell is a lot nicer, it still has some horrendous update cycles... But it has not shut my machine down...