Disable Automatic Reboot After Updates Installation
I want to inform you that Windows 10 and 2016 receives updates very often. About once a week it gets important fixes and patches requiring a system reboot to be installed. By default Windows 10 and 2016 is configured to reboot automatically for the installation of important updates. But this can cause inconveniences to you.
However, you can disable automatic reboot after updates installation via Windows Update settings, TaskScheduler, Group Policy and Registry Editor.
- How to turn off auto-reboot in Settings App
This method allows you to choose time when you don’t want your PC to be rebooted in any case. But nevertheless your PC will be able to reboot to install updates when active hours end.
1. Go to Settings.
2. Click on Update and security.
3. Click on Active Hours and specify when you don’t want your PC to reboot.
4. If the restart has already been planned, you can also click on Restart Options and modify the restart time and postpone updates installation.
- How to disable off automatic reboot using the Task Scheduler
One more way to disable auto-restart after installing updates is to disable the task in the Task Scheduler:
1. Launch the Task Scheduler.
2. Go to Task Scheduler Library/Microsoft/Windows/
3. Right-click on the task named Reboot.
4. Select Disable.
- How to disable automatic restart for installation of updates using the Group Policy