Remember back in the day maybe late 90’s / early 00’s when you installed Windows automatic updates and you had to restart your PC after they were done? It’s 2011 and yet I still have to restart my machine after some new Windows hotfix downloads, why?
I propose a soft reset instead. All your programs would close, you would be logged out and your machine would apply the updates and then you log back in. It’s a pain in the ass waiting for my PC to restart when it shouldn’t have too.
For some Windows Updates, there are protected files and/or critical system files in use that needs to be replaced, hence requiring a reboot. But surely a soft reset could easily release those in use files to be deleted or replaced?
We’re in 2011 Microsoft, not 1999, I want my restart-less updates and I’m sure lots of other people do too.