Has anyone else noticed this? Windows 10 will do some update or something and it will pop up in the notification bar that it has to reboot. But don’t worry, it will automatically restart the computer outside of active hours so you don’t have to do a thing!
Except it doesn’t. Ever.And this is something I’ve noticed on many occasions. Windows simply doesn’t do what it says it’s going to do. It will sit there for days and weeks saying “I have to reboot!” Okay, go ahead. But it never does.
I leave my computer on 24/7. In fact, I only really turn it off for a couple of days when we go on vacation every year. So if Windows is waiting for me to do its job for it, it has a long, long wait ahead of it. I only reboot when I’m having performance problems. Most of the time, unless there’s software that has been installed that needs a fresh boot, the computer doesn’t need it. Yet Windows pretends that it’s going to do the job for you, ostensibly to make your life easier, then just sits there saying “sure, I’ll do it… one of these days!” until you say the hell with it and just reboot on your own. And that’s something I’m going to have to do as soon as I get done writing this article.
Now it’s not a big thing, it’s the principle that bugs me. If Windows just said “the computer needs to be rebooted, please do so now”, I wouldn’t say. But it says that it is going to do it for me and then never does. It’s making promises that it’s not keeping. And that bothers me. Microsoft specifically programmed it to tell you it will do a job, then fails to do so. Don’t make promises that you can’t keep. It isn’t like the computer doesn’t sit idle for hours and hours a day, it could reboot a dozen times and I’d never notice. The fact that it simply never does so, while saying that it will, makes me want to punch a Microsoft programmer. And it isn’t like this is a computer that I upgraded to 10, it came with it. There really is no excuse for why it doesn’t work, it just doesn’t.
Good job there Microsoft!