Windows 10 forces a gaming PC to update mid-game during a livestream to up to 130,000 followers
Earlier we had reported how a Windows 10 update popup rudely interrupted a live TV broadcast resulting in huge public outcry. This time Microsoft has gone one step further and become a villain in the eyes of 130,000 or so people. A gamer who was livestreaming his game to 130,000 followers was rudely interrupted when his PC started to install the Windows 10 update. If you have ever been forcefully stopped in middle of playing any game you would know the grief of the gamer as well the follower.
Ex-professional Counter Strike player turned full-time streamer Erik Flom was rudely interrupted mid-game and live on Twitch by Windows 10 automatically installing on his PC. His face in this GIF explains it all.
Exasperated Flom screamed at his PC just like any other gamer who was interrupted would, “What. What!? How did this happen! Fuck you Windows 10!” Flom screamed at the PC. “Oh my God! You had one job PC. We turned off everything. Update faster you fuck!”
Flom’s and his followers patience was worn thin by the speed of update but they were in for a bigger shock. As Windows 10 update was nearing completion, Flom and his followers were rejoicing but only to have their hopes dashed by a second installation countdown.
The whole lot was captured live on game video-streaming service Twitch through a video capture system, which remained operational while the gaming PC installed Windows 10.
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This is perhaps the first recorded instance of Windows 10 installing automatically while a user is actively using their PC, rather than giving them a option of updating at their convenience. Microsoft and Windows 10 made themselves villain in the eyes of 130,000 or so followers and Flom by forcing their update in the middle of a game.