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I've been getting lots many 'blue screen of death' with win10... Happened to me three times just yesterday. It looks a little bit different than in the past and I think pc shuts down, but still, loose everything you were working on.
"Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence."
This happened with my Win10 phone while I was waiting for my daughter to call. She had a very late night school trip for a competition. Needless to say I was not happy with the timing. Obviously updates need some polish, like aggressive confirmation windows with long timers.
This kind of crap is why I've been switching my home computers to Linux (well, one to FreeBSD). I want to retain control of my systems. I will be dual booting my main machine though since I use Photoshop (infrequently) and play some Windows only games. I will miss AutoHotKey and robocopy.
How about a Class Action Law Suite. MSFT have abridged their own license agreement (Active Hours) and for a small company, the Windows 10 Anniversary update has cost us about $20K in lost man hours over the last two weeks.
Come on - as a professional computer user you should find the option yourself where you can turn off automatic restarts on such production/work systems. The thing you can blame Microsoft for is the default option - wich is suitable for most home users...
I find it a little confusing that you allready knew that the computer would restart...
I hate that even when Microsoft has done this to you - the patches sometimes break your machine worse. . . and Microsoft have taken away your permissions to fix them. Recently I had issues where the computer would freeze for a quarter second, up to sometimes two seconds. Mainly when doing things in games or things with audio - where a horrible buzz would sound. The problem turned out to be DCOM not registered properly - related to a patch that had not installed properly. Even as Admin using regedit - I was denied permissions to update the permissions to fix it. Possibly I could have uninstalled the patch and re-installed it, but that was not looking promising.
So in the end the failure of the patching process caused me to need to rebuild windows 10.
If there was another alternative that ran the games I want to play - I'd probably go with it.
Configuration is key. By default, Windows schedules installing updates during off-hours. By default, those off-hours are set to when nobody usually works. Everything I just mentioned is configurable. Configure it!
I hate that too. I switch off my computer every day and that is the perfect time to make it update. Well, it need some more time in the morning, stupid, but it does not hurt that much as if it forces a restart late at night when I am still working at home - I have no standard work-time in this case, stupids from MS!
Just wait 24 hours before forcing any update!!!
...and if I choose to update when switching off, do complete it by restarting and trully switching off when done!
Ahh, sorry for being angry... worst things are often done with good intentions