Most peeps that are tech savvy aren't tech savvy enough to know system internals, period. That's what you would need to be very well versed in if you were to be able to make an informed decision about what updates should or should not be applied, at least related to the OS.
Windows 10 has evolved now to give you the ability to shield your machine for up to 18 hours per day from applying updates, allowing you to defer updates for up to two weeks (I think, as I haven't done it yet my memory is hazy and I tend to update ASAP in all cases), and be notified that a restart is coming even when it is coming during the hours outside those you've designated as "active hours."
It was not this way, at least not in its entirety, up through Version 1607, but that's what's now in place in Version 1703. [Mind you, this is for non-enterprise editions, there's a lot more control over enterprise edition, and on a tech forum I'd think the reasons for that would be obvious.]
People were complaining, and I was one of them, about the "rude interruptions" you would often get, completely unaware they were coming, as far as Windows Updates. It appears those complaints were heard and acted upon.
That laptopmag.com article is very good. I actually despise the "manufacturers apps and custom icons" wording because no one but the ultra-geekily-informed would translate that phrase to "device drivers." In the early versions of Windows 10 the wording was far less vague. I wrote up the following for my blind and visually-impaired clients who had very good reason to want to prevent unexpected device driver updates, particularly in the early days of Windows 10:
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763
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