How To Control Restart Options For Windows Update

[Modify Active Hours To Control Update Installation]

Anyone who has ever used Windows knows how irritating it can be to deal with the constant string of updates that Windows throws your way on a regular basis.

Windows 10 seems to have increased this irritation by automating the update process, thereby giving you even less control over the process.

Under this new system, your computer automatically downloads your updates and installs them for you, restarting your computer at random times in the process.

Thankfully, in response to customer complaints about this, Microsoft has included an option to control your Active Hours as a way to control your update installations in the Anniversary Update.

If you want to use this option to control when your computer should install the updates, follow these steps:

  1. Open “Settings”.
  2. Select “Update & Security”.
  3. Select the “Windows Update” section from the left bar.
  4. Click on “Change Active Hours”.
  5. In the screen that shows, select the “Start Time” and “End Time” depending on your usage.
  6. You can only select 12 hours at a time.
  7. Click “Save” to finish.
  8. Windows won’t update your computer between these hours.
  9. If you want to select a custom time for the restart, then go back to the Windows Update screen.
  10. Select “Restart Options”.
  11. Toggle to activate the “Use A Custom Restart Time” option.
  12. Select the time you want to set for your updates to be installed.

With these steps, you will be able to modify and specify the update installation times for Windows Update.

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Posted on : 27 Aug 2016 @ 01:39

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