Windows 10: Windows Updates - Advanced Settings - Grayed Out

  1.    14 Jun 2017 #1

    Windows Updates - Advanced Settings - Grayed Out

    Hi friends,

    I have an ASUS laptop that had windows 8 home edition. I did the anniversary upgrade to windows 10. Ever since, the windows updates advanced settings is grayed out.

    Meaning that I cannot set the time when the computer should restart after applying windows updates.

    This is causing a lot of problems because I can be in the middle of work and the laptop simply restarts, so I have to keep paranoidically saving everything I work on in case one these sudden restarts commence.

    Any suggestions on how to fix this?

    I read many people with home edition who made the anniversary upgrade to win 10 have this issue but until now I did not find a solution.

    Any help is more than appreciated, thanks in advance!
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  2. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,551
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       14 Jun 2017 #2

    Here's one fix that was found, The Windows Update troubleshooter...
    A Windows Update Advanced Option is Greyed Out
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  3.    14 Jun 2017 #3

    You mean using the troubleshooter?

    Tried it now but it didn't help. Maybe a reboot is required?

    Any other suggestions?

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  4. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 3,326
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       14 Jun 2017 #4

    Restart options are grayed out, until some updates are installed, only then you can change them.

    To disable automatic restarting, run CMD as admin and copy/paste:

    schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot" /Disable
    ren "%WinDir%\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot" "Reboot.bak"
    md "%WinDir%\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot"
    schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot" /Disable
    How to permanently stop Windows 10 reboots after installing updates - Winaero

    You can also set 18 hours interval, during which Windows will never restart.

    Change Active Hours for Windows Update in Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials
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  5.    14 Jun 2017 #5

    Thanks, I will try it, but just so I understand - this will stop the reboots completely?

    It is kind of radical, after all, the reboots are needed, I just would like to be able to choose when.

    But if this is the only solution I will give it a try.

    If I don't like the result, is there a command to put it back the way it was before I run the commands you gave me?

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  6. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 3,326
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       14 Jun 2017 #6

    linuxgirl said: View Post
    If I don't like the result, is there a command to put it back the way it was before I run the commands you gave me?
    rd "%WinDir%\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot" /s /q
    ren "%WinDir%\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot.bak" "Reboot"
    schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot" /Enable
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  7.    14 Jun 2017 #7

    Thanks! Will try!
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