Every month I go through this, and every month I want to grumble about it. (And the problem is compounded when you do a new system install or a system rebuild)
I just told Windows Update to check for new updates. It came back and said there were 11 updates. That could take a while to process, so I'd like to go to lunch while it's processing them. But I can't...
I can "Install Updates and Shut Down" from the shut down dialog (which means I have to restart the machine when I return), or I can install the updates, and then have it sit on the restart screen until I return, which means I then have to restart it, and wait for it to restart (and startup time on this PC is not that good)
There really needs to be an easy way to say "Install Updates and Reboot", so that it logs out, installs the updates, and the restarts so that it's at the login screen when you return.
It's never a big deal on any individual machine, but when you maintain 4 or between home and work, it would be nice to be able to streamline the process. I know I can do Automatic updates, but I like to control when machines go up and down, so I can be logged in to do things, or in the case of the Media Center PC, I can make sure the reboot won't interfere with any recordings. Or alternately, my wife's laptop is usually in hibernate during the night, so it doesn't get done until I log on, and see it needs to be installed and rebooted, so it would be nice to just have it go, and let me know when it's done, instead of having to do something in the middle of the process.