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Windows is always bleeding edge even when you don't want it to be, like when you're turning of your laptop because you have to go somewhere and then you get that message Don't turn off your pc. AHHHHH!!!!
Tell the automatic updater to inform you about updates, but not install them. This way you can plan your updates like you need them, problem solved.
When I was newer I liked bleeding edge because you get more and yes data-backups, bugs and reinstalls too. Many may learn faster with a school of hard knocks and all, or just more tools? For me (average on Debian) Sid usually runs well tho I keep others along side in case.