PCPro the UK website just put out a fantastic list of their suggestions for improvements that Microsoft could make for Windows 8.
Here are the ones I agree with:
Microsoft wants us to leave Automatic Updates on by default, but anyone who moves around different networks will have experienced the perils of that tactic.
On your home Wi-Fi and cable broadband a big update is fine, but when you’re sat in a coffee shop and paying by the minute, or on a beach using a mobile dongle, Windows taking the initiative and trying to download 137MB of non-critical fixes is more than just annoying – it can be downright expensive.
It surely can’t be too complex to assign categories to different networks, setting the home or office Wi-Fi to full access, but ensuring your laptop asks your permission before beginning a background download on an uncategorised network.
Makes total sense…