After re-booting, it informed that there were other "important" updates that needed to be installed/completed (presumably before I could get to the jobs that I needed to do on the Laptop), this I duly complied with!
After 2nd re-booting, it informed that there were even more other "important" updates that needed to be installed/completed (presumably before I could get to the jobs that I needed to do on the Laptop), this I duly complied with!
3 re-boots & a lot of downloading before I could use my Laptop!! Just remind me - Win 10 is "meant" to provide speedier start-ups so you can get on with your work, isn't it?
Anyway, thought that I would randomly check on the details of these ultra-urgent (stop-everything) type of critical updates.
At random I clicked on the history of one of them & it was described as:- "update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete list of the "issues" see the associated Knowledge Base article". Clearly, if it "resolves issues", it must be hyper-critical?
As it was KB3081449, I checked up on this:- "This update improves the Windows 10 out-of-box experience"! IOW, there wasn't a single "issue" listed - so it appears that it has absolutely NOTHING to do with "resolving issues" &, hence, I really cannot see why it could be regarded as "Critical" - surely it is simply in the "nice-to-have" category that could have been installed at my convenience??
However, what I think is also interesting is that the KB goes on to say:- "we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update"!
So, according the MS's own Knowledge-Base, it should NOT have been installed until AFTER I've installed any Language Packs that I might need!!
So why didn't it ask me to review & agree the requirements BEFORE Auto-Installing??
NB:- I would also add that the KB makes NO mention of any specific improvement in OOBE, just leaves to vague generalisations!