How To Stop Automatic Restarts in Windows

Automatic Restart
Automatic Restart

Windows 10 is an advanced OS that includes an extensive collection of great features, but its tendency to reboot to apply new updates is not one of them.

Although updates are necessary to ensure your device are in line with the most recent improvements and security patches, if you do not restart soon enough, Windows 10 will reboot automatically to finish applying updates. It simply isn’t a good user experience.

In an effort to mitigate this problem, in the Anniversary Update, Windows 10 introduced Active Hours to prevent installing updates as you’re actively working on your PC. But this will not stop Windows 10 from restarting during off hours, which may be a problem if you typically leave your computer in the middle of a job for an extended period.

Fortunately, there is a workaround which can be traced to Winaero, which allows you to take complete control and stop Windows 10 to reboot on its own everytime a new update installs.

In this Windows 10 manual , we’ll help you through the steps to stop Windows 10 from rebooting after installing and downloading an update.How to prevent your PC from automatically restarting after installing updates

Important: Before proceeding note that this is a workaround not endorsed by Microsoft, and it may stop working at any time. You should use it at your own risk.

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for Task Scheduler and click on the result to open the tool.
  3. Right-click the Reboot task and Choose Disable.

Once you completed the steps, your device will no longer restart after downloading and installing new updates. Nevertheless, new upgrades will not apply, and future updates will not install until you manually reboot your PC.


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