Soon after Microsoft let out the news about their latest operating system, Windows 8, going to be released by the end of 2012, the Windows 7 vs. Windows 8 battle started. Windows users and computer experts are all eager participants of the Windows 7 vs. Windows 8 feud. Windows 8 shows a lot improvement over its predecessors.
In this article, we will discuss how Windows 8 handles Software updates and the restart prompt after these Updates. Microsoft has improved the manner of software update delivery in its new operating system, cutting short pop-up notifications and preventing data loss caused by forced reboots. Microsoft reveals that instead of prompting users to restart their system every time an update is made, Windows 8 compels the user opt for one forced restart every month.
This modification is helpful in various ways as it keeps the system secure, helps reduce the number of forced restarts, and also makes the restarts more predictable. Once a security update is made and a restart is required in Windows 8, the users will be notified of this at the log in screen rather than through the desktop notifications as in previous Windows versions. Also, the users will be provided a gap of three days to proactively restart their system for the Updates to take effect.
Now, even if you did not restart the system in these three days, Windows Update will still hold back the forced restart until it detects that the user is physically at the computer. And this time it forces the user to initiate a restart.
So this is a major improvement as far as the Windows 7 vs. Windows 8 battle is concerned, and the scales definitely seem to be tipping in the favor of Windows 8.