I've had it sitting there pending while waiting to rush out the door.I've had it install drivers that caused all manner of problems.But right now, you need to decide what to do about it: We agreed that Microsoft need to make this better, right? I mean it's all well and good for some people to be unhappy with the way updates run today but Keep your operating system and software up-to-date with the latest patches.Vulnerable applications and operating systems are the target of most attacks.
This is how consumer software these days should be: self-updating with zero input required from the user.
I can see why, of course: we're talking about Apple managing updates in an ecosystem where they control both hardware and software and have a very limited number of combinations of the two to worry about.
The number of mixes and matches of Windows hardware and drivers is unfathomably large, and that's before you throw in all the various software packages that are distributed in all sorts of strange ways. Regardless, it's important to acknowledge how frustrating the experience can be when stuff goes wrong.
A portion of them will monitor the various patches and apply them as required, for example organisations with managed desktop environments (although again, as Wanna Cry demonstrated, there are some serious shortcomings in many orgs). They may also be Wanna Cry'd or Locky'd or whatever else but that's their prerogative and so long as they know the risk they were taking, I'm kinda ok with that.
Another portion will disable Windows Update and do nothing after which they might be ok. But your average Windows user So here's what I'll leave you with: there's no point chiming in about how you had a bad experience with an update once (or regularly), because other than vocalising those experiences to Microsoft and configuring updates within the scope of what Windows provides, you and I have no control over that (and no, I don't work for Microsoft).