Microsoft, which has long been criticized by users of Windows 10 for its aggressive approach to applying updates, has revealed that with the upcoming Creators Update, users will have options to prevent annoying reboots.
“What we heard back most explicitly was that you want more control over when Windows 10 installs updates,” admits John Cable, Microsoft’s Windows director of program management. “We also heard that unexpected reboots are disruptive if they happen at the wrong time.”
To stop these random reboots, Microsoft is adding a new snooze option that appears in a new prompt to let you know there is a Windows 10 update available. Snooze will stop an update installing for three days, and give you time to save any crucial work. Alongside snooze, you can also pick a time to schedule a restart for a more convenient time. Microsoft has been testing these changes with Windows Insiders, and says the feedback has been positive.