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A new Windows 10 fix will prevent your PC from updating at the worst possible time

We have machine learning to thank for this.

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Thanks to machine learning, Windows 10 computers will soon no longer automatically reboot after installing updates when you’re working. The feature has been in development for some time, according to The Verge.

Reacting to strong customer feedback, Microsoft’s Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar explains that the new feature uses a “predictive model” to accurately predict the best time to restart the device.

Explains Sarkar,

We heard you, and to alleviate this pain, if you have an update pending we’ve updated our reboot logic to use a new system that is more adaptive and proactive.

We will not only check if you are currently using your device before we restart, but we will also try to predict if you had just left the device to grab a cup of coffee and return shortly after.

The new model has been tested internally with “promising results.” Now, members of Windows Insiders will be asked to give feedback and assist with further testing. Windows 10 testers will start seeing the updated model in the latest Redstone 5 and 19H1 updates. Once the test is successfully completed, the new tool will be pushed out to all Windows 10 users.

This is terrific news for Windows users. Still, I wonder what’s wrong with just allowing the end-user to reboot on their schedule. I understand that many folks like to put off important software updates on their devices, but this sounds a little bit too big brotherly in my book.

Assuming the new tool works as promised, however, it will be an improvement from the current system which reboots your computer regardless of what you are doing.

What do you think? Let us know below. 

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Bryan considers himself a well-rounded techie, having written articles for MakeUseOf, KnowTechie, AppAdvice, iDownload Blog. When he's not writing, he's being a single dad and rooting for his alma mater, Penn State, or cheering on the Patriots.

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