Scheduling Windows 10 Update Reboots

Microsoft will not support manual updates on Windows 10 Home PCs. Instead, all updates are automatically downloaded to your machine and then scheduled to install when your PC is idle. There are some exceptions and workarounds to that, but for most of us updates are a mandatory. The one thing that Microsoft will let you do, however, is decide when your system actually restarts to install the updates.

Valley Computer 206.730.1111 Windows 10 Schedule Restart

Scheduling restarts

Valley Computer 206.730.1111 Windows 10 Schedule Restart

Step 1, Click the Settings app in the Windows 10 Start menu.

Step 2, Click Update & security

Step 3, Click Windows Update

As you can see on the screen above there’s already an option to select a restart time to finish installing an update. But we want to make sure we get notified every time the system requires a reboot. That we don’t have to constantly check-in with the Settings app to see if an update is ready for installation.

Step 4, Click on Advanced options at the bottom of the Windows Update screen. At the top of the next screen you’ll see a drop down menu under Choose how updates are installed.

Step 5, Click the drop down and select Notify to schedule restart.

Valley Computer 206.730.1111 Windows 10 Schedule Restart

Windows Update’s advanced options make the OS notify you in order to schedule a restart.

Step 6, Click the back button in the upper left corner of the Settings app to return to the previous screen.

Step 7, Click the Select a restart time radio button and adjust the fields to your liking. You can choose any time in the next week to restart your system. If you’d rather restart right away there’s a Restart now button towards the bottom of the screen.

If you need more help on this, schedule a Remote Computer Support session 206.730.1111