How To Prevent Windows 10 From Auto Restarting After Installing Updates

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Windows 10 updates feature can automatically restart PC once the updates are installed or this restart can be deferred by choosing to opt for a notification.

Here is how to delay an automatic restart whenever updates are installed in Windows 10 :

From system tray, click on Action Center and select All settings.

Action Center in Windows 10 system tray

Windows 10 action center

Choose Update & security.

windows 10 update and security settings

Click on Windows Update and select Advanced options.

advanced options in windows 10 update settings

From the drop-down menu about installing updates, select Notify to schedule restart.

choosing a restart notification after windows 10 updates are installed

All done. From now on, whenever Windows updates that need a restart are installed, the notification for that will be visible in Action Center instead of automatically restarting.

Happy updating.

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