When the computer suddenly restarts, you are trying to deal with something on the computer. This is annoying and annoying. It will break your chain of thought, cause inconsistencies, and in most cases will lead to frustration. How to disable Automatic Reboot in Windows 10?
Before we understand how it works, we also need to understand the reasons for these seemingly random events. The computer is stupid, it never does what it wants. At least not yet. There is always a reason or attitude you can adjust.
Let’s get started.
1. WHY COMPUTER REBOOTS AUTOMATICALLY
The most common reason for this event is an update. Windows 10 will receive many updates, which usually fix known bugs and bugs, and sometimes bring new features. Some of these updates require Windows to be shut down properly before they can be installed.
In order to protect your work from these automatic updates and restarts, Windows has a scheduling function. You can use it to schedule the restart time. Decent functionality, but only if you set it up. Otherwise, Windows occasionally asks you to update your computer. If you haven’t done this for a while, Windows will automatically restart and finish installing the update.
These are called quiet times, and this useful feature was released in the Anniversary Updatee. If you haven’t figured it out yet, Windows Update is inevitable. You can stop it, but you cannot avoid it. However, you can and should manage it.
Microsoft has written a detailed guide on how updates work in Windows 10. It will not help you set up your computer to manage updates and restarts, but it is still a good book.
Press Windows key+I to open Settings and click on Update & Security.
As you can see below, my computer is waiting for some updates. Scroll a little and you will find some options. First, click Change event time.
Set the time frame according to your working hours. Although working hours may occasionally change based on your workload, this is usually what your day looks like. Windows can understand your active time based on how often and when you use the device every day. Your activity time will be adjusted accordingly. If you want to enable this feature, please toggle this option. I don’t need this.
Returning to the previous screen, you can choose to pause the download for up to 7 days. For all the right reasons, there is no way to prevent these downloads. If your schedule is tight and you don’t even have time to consider setting an event time, please temporarily pause the update.
You should now see the date when the updates in the next 7 days will be activated. You can continue at any time.
When you click Advanced Options, you will see more options for controlling when updates are installed and restarting. Deselect the Restart this device as soon as possible option to avoid accidental restarts.
You can prevent updates to download and install up to 35 days here. Keep in mind that you can only do it once. You will need to update everything before it may differ again. I suppose nobody is so busy and can definitely find a day in a month to update your operating system?
Updates are divided into two parts: features and safety. You can change functions for up to 365 days, but security updates cannot be deferred in more than 30 days. I don’t think security updates must be postponed even for a single day, unless you have a good reason to do it.
When the update is ready to install, you will see a notification similar to the one above. You can choose to restart manually or keep the active time settings.
3. EDIT GROUP POLICY
There is also an option to disable Automatic Reboot after the update. Press Windows key + S and find and open gpedit.msc. This will open the Group Policy Editor.
Drill down into the following folder structure.
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
Double-click on No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled updates option.
Select Enabled here and save everything before closing.
This should provide an automatic restart that occurs immediately after downloading and installing the update.
As mentioned earlier, these updates are very important and should not be ignored. They can fix many errors and other problems on your computer. In addition, they usually come with security updates to protect you from all kinds of viruses, malware, and other cyber threats that you don’t even know exist. Managing it is the best way.