WU Default Install Time Makes No Sence

Posted: 01-19-2009, 11:41 AM
The default time to install updates in XP and Vista is a poor choice when a
computer is set to download and install updates automatically.

When I jump on a computer I find MOST computers have pending updates to
install because Windows is set, by default, to install them at some really
late time at night when a majority of the worlds PC's are turned off. This
makes no sence!

How do Microsoft plan to distribute their updates if they have programmed a
big hurdle at the install point.

There should be an update released to set this time to a period IN THE DAY
that makes sence when computers will be turned on. Although it will have
trouble reaching the target audience. Lets hope this stuff up isn't in
Windows 7.

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Rick Rogers
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Re: WU Default Install Time Makes No Sence
Posted: 01-19-2009, 12:21 PM
Hi,

Actually, most companies leave their systems running at night, users logoff
but do not shutdown. This is done so that administration, including updates,
can be done while the system is not needed and will not interfere with
worker productivity.

I don't know of many people that want their work session interrupted in
midday by an update forcing a reboot. You can easily change the time of
updates, should you wish to, in the Windows Update dialog in the Control
Panel. To me, it makes more sense to leave a system to update when I'm not
likely to be using it.

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"goorambatman" <goorambatman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> The default time to install updates in XP and Vista is a poor choice when
> a
> computer is set to download and install updates automatically.
>
> When I jump on a computer I find MOST computers have pending updates to
> install because Windows is set, by default, to install them at some really
> late time at night when a majority of the worlds PC's are turned off.
> This
> makes no sence!
>
> How do Microsoft plan to distribute their updates if they have programmed
> a
> big hurdle at the install point.
>
> There should be an update released to set this time to a period IN THE DAY
> that makes sence when computers will be turned on. Although it will have
> trouble reaching the target audience. Lets hope this stuff up isn't in
> Windows 7.
>
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Tyro
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Re: WU Default Install Time Makes No Sence
Posted: 01-19-2009, 05:06 PM
I have my notebook in hybrid sleep at night. At 3 am, Windows wakes the
computer up and checks for updates and installs them at that time and then
puts the computer back to sleep. I sleep through it all!

Tyro

"goorambatman" <goorambatman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:460ABE42-1C7C-4E4D-81DE-FF3545C6732D@microsoft.com...
> The default time to install updates in XP and Vista is a poor choice when
> a
> computer is set to download and install updates automatically.
>
> When I jump on a computer I find MOST computers have pending updates to
> install because Windows is set, by default, to install them at some really
> late time at night when a majority of the worlds PC's are turned off.
> This
> makes no sence!
>
> How do Microsoft plan to distribute their updates if they have programmed
> a
> big hurdle at the install point.
>
> There should be an update released to set this time to a period IN THE DAY
> that makes sence when computers will be turned on. Although it will have
> trouble reaching the target audience. Lets hope this stuff up isn't in
> Windows 7.
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
> this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
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goorambatman
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Re: WU Default Install Time Makes No Sence
Posted: 01-19-2009, 10:30 PM
Thatis true but in the age of climate change and power saving people are
turning them off more. I was wondering if Windows could have a system that
montors system use and finds out when the user is likely to have it on, off
or on and not in use and go by that.

It's a tricky one, i know Micosoft are very keen not to annoy users with
prompts because of the annoyance Vista has caused users.

Perhaps they need to work on updates that install in the background without
prompts or interruptions.

But it sounds like it is not a problem that bothers companies, just some
personal users so I can't see any improvements being made here.
goorambatman
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Re: WU Default Install Time Makes No Sence
Posted: 01-21-2009, 04:56 AM
Perhaps there should be a question when starting Windows for the first time
and setting it up. Something like, "This is the default time Windows
installs updates, would you like to change it?"
 
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