Delaying restart for updates beyond 'active hours'  

  1. Posts : 40,680
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Delaying restart for updates beyond 'active hours'

    Hi, with the anniversary upgrade, an active hours period of up to 12 hours is provided, after which, assuming one's PC is on, it will restart if so required for a Windows update.

    I realised that programs such as 'Don't Sleep' which optionally block shutdown, hibernate, sleep, may actually be useful in overcoming this restriction.

    Would this be likely to work or would an update related restart overcome that? Are there any other options?

    I'll try it when I can.
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  2. Posts : 5,379
    Windows 11 Home

    Try those settings, they supposedly worked on previous version, not sure about AU, I do not use WU, so I can not test it.

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "AlwaysAutoRebootAtScheduledTime" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f

    Configure Automatic Updates using Registry Editor
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  3. Posts : 40,680
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, I'll have a look..

    I can now confirm that using 'Don't Sleep' (a tiny freeware program to optionally block sleep/restart/shut down) does mean that your PC will not restart even with a restart pending for a Windows update outside the 'active hours' period which is limited to 12 hours max in Settings.
    Last edited by dalchina; 24 Aug 2016 at 16:11.
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