When update downloads are in process, system resources are obviously being used. It would be nice to know the Windows Updates downloads have started. On Windows 7 sometimes the users see a Windows Update icon and the rollover message lets them know downloads are in progress; oddly that doesn't always happen. On Windows 8 no icons seem readily available; on any of the recent Windows OS's is there a place to force update download notification?.
Is this just thought to be something everyone wants in the background and not to be informed about? A lot of users want to be notified on the desktop/taskbar to know when such a background process is engaged.