I am not sure if you mean what you typed, but the fewer active hours you have the more inactive hours you have, and it is only during inactive hours that automatic restarts are even permitted. To control when Windows reboots post Windows Update installs you can follow the instructions from either of these two answers on this post. Maybe not as simple as link only answer but native to Windows at least and you see and control exactly what it does. It's possible that Microsoft applied updates that changed the way the functionality works but I don't have time to test and confirm with the latest Windows version right now. The only 100% reliable way to deal with this is to disable automatic Windows Update. This needs to be fixed for business users.
For that, right click on the lower-left of the screen and select Command Prompt Admin. Set its value to 1. I understand what you're saying, but even on Windows Home you can set things up where you will be notified that a restart is scheduled and given the option to defer it up to three times. If everything ok, check it daily only 3-4days or 1 week, if it never returns, all goods. You love how your Windows 10 quietly identifies the latest updates and starts running them in the background, right? The next day, you can postpone for another extra day, and you can keep doing this for as many times as you want. And I don't have Windows 10 Pro so I can't use the gpedit option.
I've searched through the forums and see that this is an annoyance that other users are also struggling with, but I can't find a clear, good answer to how this behaviour can be completely disabled. Now, Windows cannot permit itself to run reboot after Windows Update. My battery backup to prevent shutdowns is no longer necessary, as the machines restart by themselves anyway. From the Triggers tab be sure the Daily option is set with Recur every: 1 days and check the Repeat task every 1 minute for a duration of 1 day is set and specified and that the Enabled option is checked. You come back to your machine and it has rebooted, hussah! One of the reasons why it performs so well is the fact that it receives constant updates, almost on a weekly basis.
Who'd of thought that some buried Scheduled Task that Windows Update would tweak was the culprit the whole time. Now your Windows 10 computer will never reboot automatically after installing updates. You may be tethering to your phone, on a public Wi-Fi network, or just have a crappy data cap on your home network. A portable freeware that helps to completely disable or enable Automatic Updates on Windows with one button click. We are also going to show you how to configure this annoying auto-reboot option without turning it off. While I understand the reason why they force updates even Windoze 7 will kill the wireless eth if you put it off but come on.
I honestly hate not being able to fully control updates. I remote the virtual machines from a laptop which also win10 updated and came up on an unknown netowrk. And if you search on Microsoft's own bing. Each one was different and different than it was before the updates applied. Nowadays, choice is up to you. Scheduling a time is not good enough. I don't want to schedule the restart.
An older program that sits in the system tray and prevents Windows from shutting down, rebooting or logging off. When you leave the Task Scheduler after disabling this task, Windows gives itself the permission to enable the reboot task the next time you install Windows Updates. It was set to 18:00 - 7:00. You will have to click on Retry so that all the available updates are downloaded and installed. I try to always write something someone can get some usefulness out of when I can.
But you probably hate just as much when all of a sudden, right when you were in the middle of something important, your device restarts. This is stupid that I can't change options within Windows to make it operate in a way that is compatible with my computer usage. Or at least here we see we cannot rely on the profiles. To be able to install the next set of features or a newer build, you will require the earlier updates to be installed. Set the status of No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations to Enabled so that Automatic Updates will not restart a computer automatically during a scheduled installation if a user is logged in to the computer.
I can only imagine the kinds of problems this will cause if it gets rolled out to Windows Server 2016 also. Some programs have a very heavy startup load, such as many Oracle applications — that can really bog down your startup. Continue reading below for the steps on how to do it. The control over Restarts for updates can be made pretty tight even on Home, but even tighter on Pro. Any help would be appreciated! But this can cause inconveniences to you. Fortunately, there is a workaround that can be traced to , which allows you to take full control and prevent Windows 10 to reboot on its own everytime a new update installs. When Windows asks me when I would like to schedule the restart, it is asking, how long I think it will take me to get to the point where I can close all the windows I have open and stop everything I'm in the middle of.
Today it happened again - I lost 7 hours of processing because Windows 10 automatically restarted without my consent to complete the installation of updates. This has cost me a lot of time and money. Ironically, you need to restart the Windows for the policy to take effect. Step 3 — On the left-hand sidebar, click or hit Advanced system settings link. If you're familiar with how to use Task Scheduler, set up your own task. As long as you don't install the updates you're fine but do do them eventually.