Four years after revealing its plans to update Windows 10 like an online service, Microsoft has finally stepped back from the cliff and admitted defeat. It will no longer force Windows Updates on any users, nor will it continue treating Windows 10 Home users, in particular, like guinea pigs.
“We are excited to announce significant changes in the Windows update process, changes designed to improve the experience, put the user in more control, and improve the quality of Windows updates,” Microsoft corporate vice president Mike Fortin announced in a most unexpected about-face. “We have heard clear feedback that the Windows update process itself can be disruptive, particularly that Windows users would like more control over when updates happen.”
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