This is the only sure way I've found to control my updates post windows 10 launch unfortunately. This is not a method intended to totally never apply Windows Updates as these are critical and necessary in many environments so this is intended to just give you better control to choose when you want to apply these updates in your environment. It is built for a phone that constantly changes networks. The solution to stopping restart involves two stages, first stopping the Windows Update service, and second stopping the Windows Update process. Plus, it will only ask for a restart after the update cumulative is done downloading and finished installing. Fix with Registry and Local Group Policy The method presented above is tricky but quite effective. I have answered this as part of my attempt to fix another garbage setting in Windows 10 the way it will wake your device up, and you in the process, to install updates you haven't approved.
Then be sure change the permissions. I reboot on the regular; I don't need Windows to do that for me. To disable this process to allow you to manually install Windows Updates when you're ready, you will simply go to the job you scheduled with , right-click it, and select the Disable option to disable the job and thus preventing the killing of the Windows Updates service. Policy Applies to Windows 10 Notes Turn off auto-restart for updates during active hours Use this policy to configure active hours, during which the device will not be restarted. If set to 0, it is disabled.
But here is how to set these two settings. Hi, You should be able to schedule a restart if you have windows update installed which is pending a restart. I don't want to change active hours. . You will have to click on Retry so that all the available updates are downloaded and installed. Select Reboot, press F2 and call it Reboot.
It seems ridiculous to me that to stop unwanted and harmful automatic restarts, you have to turn off the system update service entirely. However, new updates won't apply, and future updates won't install until you manually reboot your computer. If I make any I keep a running log of what I did including the actual. Limit restart delays After an update is installed, Windows 10 attempts automatic restart outside of active hours. You should use it at your own risk. We show you how it works and what you can customize.
Enable it when you feel like installing updates. Some may be in environments or logged in with privileges where it is somehow disabled. Your Windows may not be able to restart ever again if you fail to follow these steps attentively. If it does, I thank you, especially for making the steps clear. Remember, the changes will be put into effect only after restarting your computer. The virtual hosts also came up on a different network profile than they had from the get go.
I have plenty of patience so no worries with that regard—I look forward to hearing from you on your results the month after you manually update if this works or not. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. On Windows 7, open the Start menu, search for Command Prompt, right-click the Command Prompt shortcut, and select Run as Administrator. Registry keys used to manage restart The following tables list registry values that correspond to the Group Policy settings for controlling restarts after updates in Windows 10. Killing the process is the way! Or at least here we see we cannot rely on the profiles.
Sometimes Windows automatically downloads updates and then restarts your computer, even if you don't want it to at that moment. I can only assume that something has changed in 2018, and that Microsoft has rolled out an update this year which I would have applied when manually updating my system that re-enables the Windows Update service even if you've disabled it. Disabling windows update is the only solution. Each one was different and different than it was before the updates applied. It requires one change in windows registry by changing a 0 to a 1.
Consider creating a script for these solutions you provide if applicable and you can to make it easy for others to apply via command line for all the operations you state or at least some screen shots of the operations. To prevent auto rebooting while logged on, please see for a registry hack. The maximum duration allowed is 12 hours. When a customer asks for something, a smart business doesn't respond by trying to tell the customer why they shouldn't want that instead of actually giving it to them. For instance, we may have multiple machines we use, some of which we don't visit every day, though they remain on. It's the only way to solve the problem. Next we need to stop the Windows Update process.
Other people may like the fact they are getting things like Candy Crush, Xbox, and Mixed Reality along with two major upgrades every year that may render any of your hardware useless if it's no longer supported by the manufacturer. It's been months since I've disabled it, and my computer has never tried to restart itself. Active Hours Active Hours don't change that behavior, but they add a mechanic to the Windows 10 operating system that makes sure users are not disturbed by reboots during active hours. Start menu -- Settings app -- Update and Security -- Windows Update -- Change active hours Thanks for your answer - but it's not useful. They go even further and actively revert your decisions for you. I will restart myself when i need it.