Microsoft I hope you are listening. You need to allow the user to pause the update process. I got a new system yesterday with Windows 8 installed. So...... I thought I'll upgrade to Windows 8.1 Obviously my fault, but I should have known better.... I started creating the emergency repair disks and decided to download the update while that was occurring. Well, wouldn't you know creating the recovery disks wasn't finished and the system rebooted and although there were warnings, I could not stop or pause it..... So now I have no recovery disks and cannot create them now since the system believes I've already created them.