Expensive Invoice Gates

Expensive Invoice Gates,

I’ve been following you on social networks, and have been admiring your efforts, by means of the Invoice & Melinda Gates Basis, to spend billions of {dollars} to make the world a a lot better place!

Let me please supply a easy suggestion that might make a giant distinction for many individuals. Are you listening?

Please contemplate telling your folks at Microsoft to alter Home windows to COMPLETELY UPDATE WINDOWS WITH ONLY A SINGLE MOUSE CLICK by the pc proprietor!

No ready an indeterminate time and confirming that sure it’s desired to restart now, solely to attend one other indeterminate time for the replace to put in or fail.

No repeated entries of root login password throughout replace.

No incomplete updates when extra updates can be found.

No googling cryptic failure codes.

No guide invocation of Home windows Replace Restore, invoke Restore robotically when wanted.

No coming again to find an antivirus wanted to be manually disabled.

Add a failure timeout. No ready days to find the replace obtained caught and the machine wants a guide reboot.

No messages “Ready on updates. 21% Don’t flip off your PC. This can take some time.” As an alternative inform your person when they need to come again IN MINUTES, not as a proportion of an incomplete intermediate stage.

By all means hold the present replace course of obtainable for anybody who desires it.

Take into account wrapping an automated retry loop and failure timeout across the present course of, with an escape ([ESC]?) to abort and fall again to the guide course of.

Please check this completely earlier than you launch it, monitor each consequence failure mode in your lab that didn’t finish in a whole replace. Permit customers to anonymously fax an replace failure log to Microsoft to report unsuccessful replace consequence modes to allow them to be tracked, prioritized and stuck.

Allow us to put an annual financial measure on this suggestion. Allow us to assume that there are 1B Home windows computer systems in use, and every laptop undergoes 4 hours of updating every quarter, and assume a mean worldwide wage of $10/hour for laptop customers then the automation proposed right here may save USD $160B/12 months.

As compared it has been estimated {that a} extra environment friendly utilization of older employees in USA would enhance the USA GDP by over $800B/12 months.

However then once more, maybe automating Home windows replace is a a lot simpler change?

Thanks a lot for listening, and for all that you’ve performed and proceed to do.