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    Turn On or Off Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10
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    05 Jul 2018
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    How to Turn On or Off Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10


    Windows Update keeps Windows 10 updated by downloading and installing the latest updates, drivers, and hotfixes released by Microsoft.

    Sometimes it may be required to restart your PC to finish installing an update.

    You can set the time in which you are most active on your device by adjusting active hours. Active Hours lets Windows know when you usually use this device. When a restart is necessary to finish installing an update, Windows won't automatically restart your device during active hours.

    When a restart is scheduled, you can use a custom restart time to temporarily override active hours and schedule a custom time to finish installing the current update(s). When your PC restarts on the scheduled custom time, custom restart time will automatically be turned off, and Windows Update will only restart outside of active hours again. You can also manually turn off custom restart time at anytime if you change your mind.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 15019, you can now enable to show more notifications about restarting you PC for updates to help keep you informed about scheduled restart times. See also: Providing customers with more choice and control in Creators Update

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing more Windows Update restart notifications for your Windows 10 PC.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to turn on or off show more update restart notifications.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Turn On or Off Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications in Settings
    • Option Two: Turn On or Off Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications using a REG file
    • Option Three: Enable or Disable Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Four: Enable or Disable Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: Restart Notifications for Windows Update
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    Turn On or Off Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10
    Turn On or Off Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications in Settings

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

    2. Click/tap on Windows Update on the left side, and click/tap on the Advanced options link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Perform the action below depending on what Windows 10 build you have:

    A) In builds before build 17704, turn On of Off (default) We'll show a reminder when we're going to restart. If you want to see more notifications about restarting, turn this on for what you want under Update Options. (see left screenshot below)

    OR

    B) In build 17704 and later, turn On of Off (default) Show a notification when your PC requires a restart to finish updating for what you want under Update notifications. (see right screenshot below)

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    4. You can now close Settings if you like.






    Turn On or Off Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10
    Turn On or Off Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings

    RestartNotificationsAllowed DWORD (before build 17704)
    RestartNotificationsAllowed2 DWORD (build 17704 and later)

    0 = Off
    1 = On


    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below Windows 10 build you have to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_on_show_more_Windows_Update_restart_notifications_before_build_17704.reg

    download

    OR

    Turn_on_show_Windows_Update_restart_notifications_build_17704_and_later.reg

    download


     3. To Turn Off Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below depending on what Windows 10 build you have to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_off_show_more_Windows_Update_restart_notifications_before_build_17704.reg

    download

    OR

    Turn_off_show_Windows_Update_restart_notifications_build_17704_and_later.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    Turn On or Off Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications in Local Group Policy Editor


    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Four below.

    If disabled, this option will gray out the We'll show a reminder when we're going to restart. If you want to see more notifications about restarting, turn this on setting in Option One, and override Option Two.

    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update

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    3. In the right pane of Windows Update in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Turn off auto-restart notifications for update installations policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


     5. To Enable Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications

    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured is the default setting.


     6. To Disable Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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    7. When finished, close the Local Group Policy Editor.

    8. Restart the computer to apply.






    Turn On or Off Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Turn On or Off Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

    SetAutoRestartNotificationDisable DWORD

    (delete) = Enable
    1 = Disable

    If disabled, this option will gray out the We'll show a reminder when we're going to restart. If you want to see more notifications about restarting, turn this on setting in Option One, and override Option Two.


    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Enable Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_show_more_auto-restart_notifications.reg

    download


     3. To Disable Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_show_more_auto-restart_notifications.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. Restart the computer to apply.

    8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 31,327
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       17 Jun 2018 #1

    This tutorial has been updated to add Option Three and Option Four to enable or disable show more auto-restart notifications for updates via group policy.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 31,327
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
    Thread Starter
       05 Jul 2018 #2

    Option 1 and 2 updated for Windows 10 build 17704.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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