Geek Rants

Peremptory re-booting

  • January 22, 2010

I can’t be the only person who gets annoyed by Microsoft’s insistence on re-booting my machine without asking first. Who the hell do they think they are? I gave permission to install updates autonomously, but why does that include a re-boot? The proper procedure is to install the updates, then provide notice that a re-boot is now needed, and LET ME DECIDE WHEN TO DO IT.

Sometimes I leave my machine in the state I want to find it in come morning, and I’m getting sick and tired of waking up to browser crash notices and windows I’ve left linked for convenience being gone.

Guess I need to revoke some au-tho-ri-teh.

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