Software giant Microsoft is working to simplify its auto restart update system for Windows 8. The frequent automatic restarts are problematic for Windows 7 users as it could interrupt important work and there are also chances of losing work.
With Windows 8, Microsoft will change the way its operating system deals with updates and users will only need to restart their systems once every month. This means restarts will become more predictable, enabling users' PCs to restart only when security updates are installed.
Windows 8 will also notify the user, giving a three-day notice before a restart occurs, unlike the present system that gives a notification informing users that the computer will restart within 15 minutes if they don't postpone. The notifications that users get via Windows Update will also go through a change. It will appear as a reminder on the Windows 8 lock screen, letting users restart their system whenever they want. However, if a dangerous security threat requires faster action then Windows Update will install and restart automatically.
Copyright Press Association 2011