Update requires that you quit update

Microsoft update requires that you quit Microsoft auto-update

I realize Microsoft AutoUpdate and any particular Microsoft Office update are two different executables but since the first launches the second, this dialog box strikes me as a plea for assisted suicide.

The fact that it always comes up makes me think Microsoft could have spent time on a more elegant solution.

That fact that the naming and iconography is so confusing that I’ve accidentally killed the update instead of the auto-updater requiring me to start all over again is infuriating.

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About Ken Judy

I am an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. I am an agile practitioner. I say this fully aware I say nothing. Sold as a tool to solve problems, agile is more a set of principles that encourage us to confront problems. Broad adoption of the jargon has not resulted in wide embrace of these principles. I strive to create material and human good by respecting co-workers, telling truth to employers, improving my skills, and caring for the people affected by the software I help build.