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    Choose When to Restart for Windows Update in Windows 10

    Choose When to Restart for Windows Update in Windows 10

    Choose How Updates are Installed for When to Restart Windows 10
    Published by Category: Windows Update & Activation
    06 Mar 2017
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    Choose How Updates are Installed for When to Restart Windows 10

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    In Windows 10, updates will be automatically downloaded and installed whenever they’re available. (Unless you’re on a metered connection, in which case the updates won’t download until you opt to get them.)

    Sometimes your PC may need to restart to finish installing the updates. To prevent those restarts from happening at the most inconvenient time, you can choose how updates are installed.

    Automatic (recommended) = Keep everything running smoothly. Windows will restart your device automatically when you're not using it. Updates won't download over a metered connection (where charges may apply).

    Notify to schedule restart = You'll be asked to schedule a restart to finish installing updates. Updates won't download over a metered connection (where charges may apply).


    This tutorial will show you how to choose how updates are installed for when to restart the PC to finish installing updates in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Windows Update "A restart has been scheduled"
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    Here's How:

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & recovery icon.

    2. Click/tap on Advanced options on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    3. In the drop down menu under Choose how updates are installed, select Automatic (default) or Notify to schedule restart for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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    4. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       24 Oct 2015 #1

    The one option you now see in 10 not seen in the previous version is the check box for deferring upgrades! A lot of the complaints regarding 10 so far have been those finding the "Upgrade to Windows 10" Optional update coming in already checked off. And then you find 10 has this option included.

    Here I still prefer the "Notify to schedule restart" option over the "Automatic (recommended) which prevents your system automatically restarting right when you are in the middle of something. At least when seeing a notification you can pause briefly to put off the restart with a scheduled restart.
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