How to Keep Windows 10 Updates from Restarting Your PC
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Restarting is an essential step for Windows 10 updates to function properly. However, the frequent and abrupt restarts may not only annoy you, you may also lose your unsaved, important work.
In Windows 10, you can prevent such automatic, uninformed restarts in two ways, namely:
- Specifying Your Active HoursActive Hours is a built-in feature in Windows 10 that lets you define the hours of a day when you use your PC, and don’t want Windows to initiate automatic restarts whatsoever. By default, the active hours are set from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM that you can change as per your working schedule.
Click Save in the Active hours box. This saves your defined active hours. Upon saving, Windows 10 ensures that your PC never restarts during the hours specified between the Start time and End time tables after installing the updates.
Method 02: Task Scheduler Tweak
Note: Although you can simply disable the Reboot task present under Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > UpdateOrchestrator in the Task Scheduler app, the process may sometime prompt for additional permissions which may result in overhead at your end.
As a workaround and to ensure your PC never reboots because of Windows updates, you can tweak the task itself.