Restart windows 8 without updating

10-Nov-2015 14:12

PPS_LBL_MIGHTY2_PRODUCTSERIALNUMBER PPS_CHECKWARRANTY_LEARNMOREOR {{translations. Sometimes Windows automatically downloads updates and then restarts your computer, even if you don't want it to at that moment. Change the dropdown from Automatic (recommended) to "Notify to schedule restart" Windows will now tell you when an automatic update requires a restart and ask you when you want to schedule the restart.

There's a way to work around this, however, in Windows 10 and a fix for earlier versions of Windows. After downloading updates, Windows 10 automatically picks a time to restart your computer for you, based on when you tend to not use it (e.g., 3 am), but that would depend on your computer being on at that time. You'll see the option to select the time and day (up to 6 days forward) in Windows Update like below.Instead, choose a more convenient day and time for the reboot so the update gets installed and your work doesn't get cut off. MORE: How to Snap 4 Windows at Once in Windows 10 In previous versions of Windows, there's a registry hack you could use to prevent your Windows Update from restarting your computer. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Update\AU If you don't see the Windows Update or the AU keys, you'll have to create them by following these steps. Right-click on Windows and go to New DWORD (32-bit) Value 5. Going forward, Windows won't automatically restart your computer after installing updates.