Sunday July 29, 2018

How W10 Will Prevent Updates from Randomly Rebooting Your PC: Machine Learning

As part of its announcement for the latest preview builds for Windows 10 Insiders, Microsoft revealed that future versions of the OS will "accurately predict when the right time to restart the device is" with the help of machine learning. "We will not only check if you are currently using your device before we restart, but we will also try to predict if you had just left the device to grab a cup of coffee and return shortly after."

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The new system sounds much more convenient than today’s update process, though we’ll need to see how it behaves in the real world before passing judgement. Is the predictive model solely time-based, or does it take your current workload into account? Will my PC still potentially reboot if I step away for an hour but left a crucial, unsaved document or browser tab open?