Windows 10: How to autoboot to autoupdate to autoshutdown?

  1.    13 Dec 2016 #1

    How to autoboot to autoupdate to autoshutdown?

    I'm trying to have the PC automatically boot at a specific time everyday, in order to do critical windows updates (along with necessary restarts), and then automatically shutdown. This way I'll never feel the PC being updated during normal use hours. Any ideas? Task scheduler, etc?
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  2.    13 Dec 2016 #2

    Hi, first you'd have to stop Windows rebooting automatically:
    Disable automatic reboot for updates - Windows 10 Forums
    (very long thread)

    Second, rebooting daily solely for this reason would be excessive- updates don't arrive that often. However, if you observed the above and simply routinely shut your PC down at some time each day, then job done. (Booting from cold with a SSD is fast).

    Finally, a simple schedule may not meet your needs- e.g. if you needed to leave your PC on for longer at some point, so it would seem some sort of conditional task would be needed. Only you know your pattern of working.

    I've never experienced an automatic restart after an update- I do use the Active Hours setting, but this is strangely limited to a 12 hour period. Even when my PC has been idle after that with an update related restart pending, it has not restarted- and I always get a notification when an update has been received requiring one. I don't know quite why I'm in this fortunate position.
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