Many of us are frustrated when the computer doing things outside our control. Automatic restart, for example. It can be a risk that is both the look and often, after Windows seven (or earlier, for that matter) has updated itself with the latest patches and bug fixes.
Especially boring is it if your PC is in the middle of some process, and open documents are closed without being saved – and your file download is interrupted.
Control how the updates to take place
Fortunately, it is not very difficult to avoid this, you just know a certain setting. It can be found under the Windows Update feature.
You can find Windows Update in the Start menu in Windows 7 or you can start the function directly by writing “Windows Update” in the search field.
In the pop up, you press the “Change Settings” in the left margin:
Soon you will see that the critical updates installed automatically, and it’s probably at 3 in the morning. And if the updates require a reboot to activate, yes, so does Windows just that. Without asking for permission first.
But if you, like us, want full control, you can simply select one of the other proposals. Our favorite is definitely: “Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install”:
The downside is of course important updates are not in place in the same second as they become available, but for those who spend much time in front of your PC, it should not involve any major problem.