Dear Costs Gates,
I have been following you on socials media, and have been admiring your efforts, through the Bill & & Melinda Gates Structure, to invest billions of dollars to make the world a much better location!
Let me please provide a basic idea that could make a huge difference for many people. Are you listening?
Please consider telling your pals at Microsoft to change Windows to ENTIRELY UPDATE WINDOWS WITH ONLY A SINGLE MOUSE CLICK by the computer owner!
No waiting an indeterminate time and verifying that yes it is desired to reboot now, only to wait another indeterminate time for the update to install or fail.
No duplicated entries of root login password throughout upgrade.
No insufficient updates when additional updates are offered.
No googling cryptic failure codes.
No manual invocation of Windows Update Repair work, invoke Repair immediately when required.
No returning to find an antivirus required to be by hand disabled.
Include a failure timeout. No waiting days to find the update got stuck and the gadget requires a manual reboot.
No messages “Waiting on updates. 21% Do not switch off your PC. This will take a while.” Rather tell your user when they should return IN MINUTES, not as a percentage of an incomplete intermediate phase.
By all ways keep the current update process offered for anybody who desires it.
Consider wrapping an automatic retry loop and failure timeout around the current procedure, with an escape ([ESC]?) to abort and fall back to the manual procedure.
Please test this thoroughly before you release it, track every result failure mode in your laboratory that did not end in a total upgrade. Allow users to anonymously fax an upgrade failure log to Microsoft to report not successful update result modes so they can be tracked, focused on and repaired.
Let us put a yearly financial measure on this tip. Let us assume that there are 1B Windows computers in usage, and each computer system undergoes 4 hours of updating each quarter, and assume a typical worldwide wage of $10/ hour for computer users then the automation proposed here could save USD $160 B/year.
In comparison it has been approximated that a more efficient usage of older workers in USA would increase the U.S.A. GDP by over $800 B/year.
But then again, maybe automating Windows upgrade is a lot easier change?
Thank you a lot for listening, and for all that you have done and continue to do.