I don't get why Microsoft has to be such a pain in the ass about updates.
Apple has always let the user decide when they want to install updates. You get an update notification, then install the updates either right away or tell it to install them over night. There is never a forced install; the user is always in control. This is IRONIC especially since Apple tends to be a control freak company in most other ways!
Apple will VERY OCCASIONALLY automatically push an extremely critical update to fix glaring security problems, but has done this very rarely.
It seems MS could do a lot more to give the user control of updates, including the ability to easily roll back updates that cause problems.. The current system is just asking for trouble.