Time for Bed

Time for Bed

Time for Bed

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Too many times has my workflow been interrupted by Windows deciding that it needed to perform a “manditory” update. Sure, they’ll let you postpone them, but for only so long. After that, they tell you that you have 5 minutes and start counting down. Better save your progress, I usually don’t, and then BAM! What time is it?! It’s update time!

The worst part is that you never know exactly how long it will take. Sometimes they trick you into believing it will be short, only to need to restart and install new updates once your computer has restarted. Other times, like in comic, your updates are some astronomical number. But the worst, hands down, is when it just sticks during an update and you think the computer has frozen. Sure it’s still updating, it just looks like your computer has locked up for the past 5 minutes. Aren’t Windows updates fun?

Discussion (6)¬

  1. BigLord
    BigLord says:
    December 4, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    That’s strange… It’s been a while since this has happened to me o.O

    • Dash12345678
      Dash12345678 says:
      December 4, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

      Probably because you’re still using Windows 7, which is likely nearing the end of it’s update cycle, with how long Windows 8 has been out.

      I could be entirely mistaken about that.

  2. tudza
    tudza says:
    December 4, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    Just set updates to download but run only when you tell them to.

    • thewood
      thewood says:
      December 5, 2013 at 3:57 am #

      Or do like I do and set them to never download unless I tell them to. I don’t like my computer doing things automatically, too close to Skynet…

  3. Pat
    Pat says:
    December 9, 2013 at 4:28 am #

    Or you could just, you know, let Windows do the updates and you go to bed – there is absolutely no valid reason why you should just sit there and watch the update progress.