All Erik Flom wanted to do was stream Counter-Strike for nine hours. Microsoft had other ideas.

Flom, aka fl0m (he’s a former pro CS player) had been livestreaming the game on his Twitch channel earlier this month when, whomp, Windows 10 did its thing, interrupting his session right in the middle of a game to install some “important updates”.


You can see the exact moment his spirit breaks below:

“We turned off everything”, he despairs, suggesting he’d tried to avoid this.

But Erik, there is no avoiding this. When Windows 10 updates want to install, they will install, whether you want them to/tick/untick boxes or not.

UPDATE: This post originally reported that the install was for Windows 10, not a Windows 10 update.

(via WinBuzzer, Reddit)

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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