Stop Windows 10 Updating when I’m using my PC

Many of you will have experienced it. You’re in the middle of something and your PC suddenly wants to restart, or even restarts without prompting you.

Microsoft have got more and more aggressive on forcing update son us but you can set aside a ‘work time’ where the updates will not be installed.

At the bottom left of your screen click on the Start button and select Options (the cog)


Select Update & Security


Select Change active hours



In the window that pops up select the time that you want to restrict from restarts for updates. (in the example shown from 8am-8pm.)

Rather annoyingly Microsoft limit this to a 12 hour period (shows how hard they work over there!!).


Click on Restart Options


Make sure that the ‘Restart Options’ setting is set to Off


Hope this helps

Taff Lovesey

About taffybach

Author of the young adult fantasy novel series, The Portal Chronicles, including The Spider Gem and The Shimmering Gate. When not writing and promoting Taff runs a small IT support company, LITES PC based in Bourne UK.
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