• Home computer users are regularly advised to
    install software updates to stay secure. Windows 10 Home edition
    is unique as it automatically downloads and installs updates, and
    restarts the computer automatically if needed. The automatic
    restarts can be influenced through a number of features, such as
    ‘active hours’ (the period during which a computer will never
    automatically restart to finish installing an update) or by explicitly
    setting a time when to restart the computer. This research investigates if the features Microsoft provides
    for managing updates on Windows 10 Home edition are appropriate for computer owners.