Spontaneous Windows 10 Update Prevents Game Dev From Checking Out Of Hotel

Microsoft really wants people to upgrade their machines to Windows 10, to the point that computers will now install the new operating system without your knowledge. This lead to a frustrating (but darkly humorous) situation today for Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail, while checking out of a hotel.


“I woke up all chill and relaxed and then I accidentally booked a flight departing in an hour and a half so now I’m packing in a hurry,” said Ismail on Twitter.

We’ve all been there before, but what happened next? Not so much.

“My hotel can’t check me out because their computer decided to just go for it & is currently in the middle of updating itself to Windows 10,” he said.

This isn’t the first time Windows 10 upgrades have sprouted up at inopportune times. My own computer, for example, randomly upgraded to Windows 10 a few months back. Windows 10 even locked me out of my own files, due to a glitch.

Not long ago, a news station computer decided it wanted to upgrade in the middle of a broadcast. “Don’t you love when that pops up?” mused the reporter.

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Thankfully, Ismail’s hotel didn’t keep him waiting around.

“They wrote down my name and room number on a piece of paper after giving it a few more minutes,” he told me.

Senior reporter at Kotaku, streaming Mario deaths at youtube.com/patrickklepek


Doctor Nein

Wonder what might happen if planes or ATMs have windows 8.