) with nearly 90% of users choosing to update automatically on Windows 7.That’s 90% of the total user base telling us to automatically install updates without showing any notifications, or asking for confirmation.The speed of each download is primarily determined by the internet connectivity of the PC, something that WU has no control over, so it is interesting to see below that the majority of update activity occurs in the first three days after release.
–Steven When it comes to Windows Update, one of the most discussed topics is the disruptiveness of restarts in the course of automatic updating.
And for good reason—restarts can interrupt you right in the middle of something important.
The obvious question to ask first is why does the installation of updates even require a restart at all?
Ideally, we would like all update installations to happen seamlessly in the background without a restart.
As you see above, there are 3 main categories of automatic update installations.