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Windows 8 gets automatic updates, enforced restarts after 72 hours


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#1 keyboardNinja

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:37 PM

Windows 8 is renaming the second week of every month. After "Patch Tuesday" comes "Gentle reminder Wednesday," "Polite yet firm suggestion Thursday" and "Automatic restart Friday". In order to keep everyone's system secure, Windows Update will download patches in the background before adding a notification on your lock screen that you're due a restart. If you haven't managed it within 72 hours, you'll be given a 15 minute warning to save your work and close up before it forces the shutdown


Full article here: http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/15/windows-8-gets-automatic-updates-enforced-restarts-after-72-hou/

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:23 PM

A couple of things Engadget didn't report:

1. This can be disabled
2. If enabled, and you haven't restarted within 78hours, it will only happen once a month. Any updates released out-of-cycle will wait until the that Thursday (unless it's a critical issue).

The MSDN article can be found here.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:39 PM

Ah, thanks for the clarification, Casey. :)
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:44 PM

Im glad it can be disabled, if it was a forced issue, it would be a definite no buy for me.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:27 AM

In the end, a PC gamer like me will still be using my beloved Windows 7 :heart:

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:57 AM

Ya unless they decide to come out with directx 12 and make it so 7 has no support. Welcome to the world of pc gaming, its bound to happen.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:17 PM

It's all about making money...so yeah, it's highly likely to happen.
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:58 AM

O.O, but my card doesn't support directx12 nor will be upgrading them, so i would be happy to stick with directx11.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:47 PM

I'm still on diretx 10 lol but will likely experiment with windows 8 when it comes out anyway.

Edited by the_patriot11, 26 November 2011 - 03:15 PM.

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