how do i make it so my computer never ever reboots overnight?

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  1.    11 Jul 2018 #1

    how do i make it so my computer never ever reboots overnight?


    Numerical amount regarding work I lost this morning since my computer rebooted itself last night was tons.
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  2. Posts : 21,793
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       11 Jul 2018 #2

    It may be possible to reduce the unexpected reboots.
    Unexpected reboots happen with:
    a) Windows updates
    b) BSOD
    c) hardware malfunction
    d) power outages
    e) etc.
    It is not possible to never ever have reboots overnight.
    They can be reduced but not eliminated.
    Last night I too had an unexpected reboot with a Windows update on this computer and lost open work.
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  3. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       11 Jul 2018 #3

    The best thing is always save work and shut down all open applications, so that your work is saved, in case the machine does reboot.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       11 Jul 2018 #4

    ironfist said: View Post
    Numerical amount regarding work I lost this morning since my computer rebooted itself last night was tons.
    Yesterday was 'Patch Tuesday', not a good day to leave work unsaved over night. It is highly likely that it was the Cumulative Update released yesterday that initiated the restart.

    If you has Pro you could pause updates while you had important work to do, but your profile says you have Home. The best you can do in Home is set a metered connection to stop updates being downloaded until you are ready for them.

    zbook said: View Post
    ...Last night I too had an unexpected reboot with a Windows update on this computer and lost open work.
    ...and you didn't see that coming? On Patch Tuesday of all days?
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  5.    11 Jul 2018 #5

    My desktop asks me whether I want to reboot or wait or schedule a reboot time.
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  6. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       11 Jul 2018 #6

    There is a setting under advance that allows a notification to tell you a restart is required I would turn that on. Might help, not a fix.

    You didn't say what application you were using. It is my understanding that the newer builds of Win 10 will restart your apps after a restart and will save data.

    I tried this with Word 2013. Opened, typed a quick sentence and initiated a restart. (My auto save is set to 10 minutes, didn't want this to be engaged for this test).

    Sure enough Chrome opened with all browsers tabs where I left off as did my Word document.

    If might be worth asking specific application vendor when they are planning to take advantage of this functionality. I believe it is call Application Recovery and Restart.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/win...ation-recovery
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  7.    11 Jul 2018 #7

    Now I was using Fireworks, Firefox, OpenOffice, FileZilla, Sublime, Internet Explorer (affectionately opened back up to where I was), and 3 Notepads.

    When can I realize that there is a change coming?
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  8. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       11 Jul 2018 #8

    For sure the second Tuesday of every month, Patch Tuesday. Released 10:00 am Pacific time. Think that is 12:00 your time, 1:00 pm my time.

    Also change that setting I mentioned under Advance.

    You could also look at upgrading to Pro, think its $99. Then delay all updates and build your own schedule within your calendar to manual go through a process to update.
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  9.    11 Jul 2018 #9

    Don't forget Active Hours in Settings- reset the time period (18 hrs) so it covers the period of interest- no restarts related to updates in that period.

    Where possible use programs that automatically save the document you are working on periodically. (Typical example- office programs). Then if you forget to save your work and close the program, you lost only a little at most if there's an unexpected shut down.

    Pro can be set to Notify you of an update, so you can deal with it when you want to.
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  10. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       11 Jul 2018 #10

    What version of Firefox are you on. Would have thought it to would have opened back where you were. As I said Chrome did. I know this is like talking about religion, which we can't, but give LibreOffice a go. Wouldn't be surprised at all to see that it saved work.
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