Allowing Windows 10 to automatically schedule an update can cost you time, and there is also the chance of losing your work if the document didn’t save properly. Fortunately, the operating system lets you customize the time you’re likely to be working on your computer to prevent sudden restarts when a new update is available. The feature is called Active hours. In addition, there is also a restart option that allows temporary override the “active hours” schedule finish installing updates. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to change the restart options to prevent Windows 10 from suddenly rebooting to finish installing updates.

How to configure ‘Active hours’ on Windows 10 How to configure ‘Restart options’ on Windows 10

How to configure ‘Active hours’ on Windows 10

Active hours is a feature that you can configure to tell Windows 10 when you’re actively working on your device to prevent the operating system from restarting. To configure active hours do the following:

How to configure ‘Restart options’ on Windows 10

Restart options allows to temporary override active hours and custom schedule to finish installing updates. However, you won’t be able to change these settings unless they’re an update ready to install on your device.

To change the Restart options, do the following: The ability to choose the restart options is very convenient as you can postpone an update for several days, where active hours will only prevent Windows 10 from rebooting to install updates on the daily basis.

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