Not content with disrupting weather forecasts, it seems Windows 10 is now interrupting live Twitch feeds in the middle of gaming sessions.
The embarrassing incident came during ex-professional Counter-Strike player Erik “fl0m” Flom’s CS: Global Offensive stream. If you skip forward about 8 hours and 54 minutes into the video, you’ll see the moment when Flom, tailing a teammate and being watched by over 130,000 followers, has his session cut short by a Windows 10 update.
“What. What!? How did this happen! F**k you Windows 10!” Flom screamed at the message. “Oh my God! You had one job PC. We turned off everything. Update faster you f**k!”
Flom’s joy at the configuration process reaching 100 percent didn’t last long. Soon after the “no signal” screen appeared to viewers, he turned the camera to show that his PC now displayed the painfully slow Windows update circle, which was only at 12 percent.
By this point the sound had cut out, so you can’t hear Flom’s expletives. After a few more minutes of waiting, Flom gets up and brings his dog over to the camera, before finally deciding he’s had enough and ending the session.
This kind of situation should be less likely to happen once users install the Windows 10 Anniversary update this summer, as it allows them to specify what times they’re most active, which will stop the OS from installing updates during these periods.
It was only last week when KCCI 8 News Meteorologist Metinka Slater had her weather report interrupted by a Microsoft popup advising an upgrade to Windows 10.