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Dec 31, · Windows 11, 10, and 8: Choose the power icon on the bottom right of the screen to find the Restart option. Windows 7 and Vista: Select the arrow next to the red power button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen, then select Restart. Jun 30, · The most common way to stop Chrome from updating on Windows is to use the System Configuration Utility (also known as MSConfig).. Open the Run prompt. You can do this by using the keyboard shortcut Windows key + R.; Once it opens, type msconfig and hit Enter. Open the Services tab. ; Look for the two following items: Google Update Service (gupdate) . Nov 24, · For Windows 10 Pro users, you can also turn off automatic driver updates in Windows 10 by using Local Group Policy Editor. Check the steps below. Step 1. You can press Windows logo key and R key on the keyboard, and input replace.me and hit Enter to open Local Group Policy Editor. Step 2.
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Jun 30, · The most common way to stop Chrome from updating on Windows is to use the System Configuration Utility (also known as MSConfig).. Open the Run prompt. You can do this by using the keyboard shortcut Windows key + R.; Once it opens, type msconfig and hit Enter. Open the Services tab. ; Look for the two following items: Google Update Service (gupdate) . Nov 24, · For Windows 10 Pro users, you can also turn off automatic driver updates in Windows 10 by using Local Group Policy Editor. Check the steps below. Step 1. You can press Windows logo key and R key on the keyboard, and input replace.me and hit Enter to open Local Group Policy Editor. Step 2. Dec 31, · Windows 11, 10, and 8: Choose the power icon on the bottom right of the screen to find the Restart option. Windows 7 and Vista: Select the arrow next to the red power button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen, then select Restart.
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I Followed every step of this. Last night my machine restarted — without warning — outside ‘Active Hours’ :. When I checked, I found that ‘Windows Updates’ have been applied. And more: — wuaueng. You have to kill all permissions to wuauclt.
That works. All the other methods are maybes. Stefan Bodle June 13, pm. Thank you very much for this info. I really appreciate it. Maybe one day Windows will come up with a quick and non-invasive form of updating. Until then I’ll take my chances with the Russian and Chinese hackers! After a week all updates will be back up ‘n running! Joe Nartca March 3, pm. Stefan February 17, pm. Doesn’t work unfortunately.
Win10 Buld Just a few days after I did everything step by step I just heard the the CPU fan making a lot of noise for no reason. Looks like something is missing in this guide for that version of Win I am starting to really hate this OS. For some reason, Microsoft only offers this option if you are using a WiFi connection. If you connect to the Internet through an Ethernet cable you will not be able to set up a metered connection.
Users of Windows 10 Home edition are out of luck regarding this way of disabling Windows 10 updates. If you opt for this solution, security updates will still be installed automatically. For all other updates, you will be notified that they are available and can install them at your convenience.
This is the way Windows update worked in the past. Today, Microsoft wants to eliminate the need for novice users to engage in updates, but it has enforced this at the cost of flexibility for more experienced users. From this point forward Windows should notify you that updates are available and it is your responsibility to make sure that they get downloaded and installed.
Operating system, driver, and application updates can often lead to unexpected behavior on the computer on which they are installed. One way to protect yourself and your machine from unanticipated problems is to perform a backup before installing updates to your system. Show 33 more comments.
You can try Windows 10 Reboot Blocker : A simple Windows-Service that will update this “active hours” timeslot in the background. It is free and works with the Anniversary update. Erwin Erwin 1, 12 12 silver badges 8 8 bronze badges. I like it. It seems well done, has installer and uninstaller and the executable has a valid signature. What it does is very simple and a good idea: it’s just the same as if you were manually telling windows every hour that your normal working hours are the next 12 hours and it should not restart during this time.
I haven’t tried, but I wonder if this can easily be done via the command line and a task scheduler. You can control when post Windows Update reboot operations occur as per superuser. Maybe not as simple as link only answer but native to Windows at least and you see and control exactly what it does. Once you get it setup, it is really simple though. July 24th Since installing Reboot Blocker – two and a half months later I can confirm that my PC has still never rebooted without my consent.
I think this “reboot blocker” relies on the computer being fully awake when it is on so that the software can repeatedly shift the timeslot in the background I never put my desktop PC in standby so I do not see this effect. Show 14 more comments. Cheers – Seagull. Your link is within the site, so there isn’t much risk of it breaking.
But it’s still better to make answers self-contained. Consider adding the essential information here and leaving the link for attribution to the other answer.
If you’re just going to redirect the reader somewhere else, that can even be done in a comment. This is it! I was confused how the stupid thing managed to reboot my PC even when the service wasn’t running, and this was the cause! Who’d of thought that some buried Scheduled Task that Windows Update would tweak was the culprit the whole time. Now the updates can be downloaded and installed, but I can reboot when I want to.
Unfortunately this doesn’t work anymore either. Windows will silently re-enable the task as well as ignoring the file permissions and resetting them too when an update is run. Still can’t verify. I updated my Windows 10 to the latest version — Task Scheduler in Administrative Tools still says “disabled” for this task.
I followed all the steps a month ago and last night windows added a task on the the disabled permissionless update orchestrator which was enabled to run once and auto rebooted itself last night. Show 6 more comments. The best solution to this annoying problem is with Task Scheduler. Then be sure change the permissions. This didn’t work for me either with Windows 10 Home because the system just re-enabled it.
This other answer suggests that you do the same thing, but that you also have to change the permission to keep Windows from re-enabling it: superuser. Doesn’t work. Windows ignores the permissions on those files. I had the task disabled for a week then last night my machine rebooted. Looked at the task and it was enabled. Just like the update service, if you disable it Windows will enable it again. Now I’m going to see what deleting it will do. I suspect it’ll just get added back.
Windows I strongly suggest also you EXPORT the task first before making changes to it so you have a backup always a good idea just in case. Show 8 more comments. Controlling when Windows will Reboot after Windows Updates apply You can control the time which you allow Windows to automatically reboot per Windows Update operations without disabling anything or forcefully stopping the Windows Update service.
Active Hours Active Hours don’t change that behavior, but they add a mechanic to the Windows 10 operating system that makes sure users are not disturbed by reboots during active hours. Active Hours and the the Registry Tap on the Windows-key, type regedit. Confirm the UAC prompt. ActiveHoursStart: defines the start time of the feature. IsActiveHoursEnabled: if set to 1, the feature is enabled. If set to 0, it is disabled.
Please note that you cannot add minutes in the Registry only full hours. Disabling When you are ready to allow Windows Updates to reboot the machine per it’s update operations, you can do so manually since this method does not stop Windows Updates from being downloaded and installed. I think this method is a great idea but it has a little flaw. If you turn off your computer at 7PM or later and then turn it on at 7AM or later the next day, you stay with active hours set to 6PM-7AM and even setting “Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed” to on in task settings won’t change it.
Please see this answer superuser. I also have added triggers and settings from the comments above. This is a ” native Windows solution ” and the logic of the batch script to run is included.
You can look up the various parts of the script to confirm it’s not malicious, it’s a batch script, with all logic visible, and it does exactly what I’ve written that it does. Fortunately, no one needs to take my word on it alone, the logic is there too, you can confirm this yourself to tell what it’s really doing; it’s not an executable file.
I’ve included the other detail related to the registry path and the link right from Microsoft for a ‘normal’ person to read about if they are interested in learning more about the solution. To pacify this concern, I suggest anyone with such a concern to please read the entire answer and not just the batch script logic portion to learn more about the details of that and the rest of the answer as a whole. I’ve included extreme detail referenced with sources and all right from Microsoft explaining what this does.
If anyone does not trust it, I suggest they don’t use it. I agree! Show 13 more comments. You can use Windows’ own tools against it to disable automatic reboots. Otherwise, Copy and paste the markup below into a text editor. Save it as an XML file. Tweak the configuration as needed. The brain trust at Microsoft has been causing me grief since the s. Back then, it was incompetence. Now they do it on purpose. Nope, can’t trust this. Disabling the Windows Update service is the only reliable solution.
It’s the only way to be certain that Windows won’t literally destroy everything you’re working on when you least expect it. I’ve coined a term I use: BOPs bugs on purpose – for any company that says it is “by design” simple excuse not to change it.
Even when I’m logged into the default administrator account I cannot run this command in an elevated cmd – i. Show 2 more comments. The entire answer, including the cmd commands, is my own original work. Joakim Joakim 2 2 silver badges 6 6 bronze badges.
But I’m guessing this doesn’t prevent Winbugs from waking up at the middle of the night and me, if I left MediaMonkey blaring and staying on until I come back? Chema it does prevent waking actually, or at least it has for me : I think waking is caused by the “Wake the computer to run this task” setting on the tasks, which become obsolete when Windows is unable to ever schedule the tasks to run.
I suspect you never suspend your machine while music is playing, Joakim. The task is scheduled for three days ago , and Wake computer up is not selected , so no idea why would it wake the PC tonight, or at all Fingers crossed and a playlist full of soft classical! A more complete solution here: superuser. This seems to be the task that rebooted my computer a few minutes ago. Marcos Marcos 2 2 silver badges 8 8 bronze badges. Many people don’t want the PC waking up “by itself”. Maybe just add a note.
Was this reply helpful? Yes No. Sorry this didn’t help. Thanks for your feedback. When i double click the “No auto-restart with automatic installations of scheduled updates” i get a popup in where i can enable the policy.
Though after enabling it, i get asked to set active hours.. All my hours are active. I don’t want any restarts in active or inactive hours. I just want Windows to stop restarting automatically no matter what time it is. I will restart myself when i need it. It’s not possible to disable the restart, because the changes made by a feature update can only be processed while the computer is not being used.
Most software operates this way. I have the same issue. I am running computer simulations on my machine which take hours to days. You come back to your machine and it has rebooted, hussah!
This is my machine and if I want to use it to make a living I don’t want to lose work just because you morons think that an automatic reboot is a funny idea! I don’t want to change active hours. I tried the UpdateOrchestrator option but it already says “Disabled” for reboot, so that obviously doesn’t work. And I don’t have Windows 10 Pro so I can’t use the gpedit option. What update is it? Only updates like the cumulative ones and cumulative.
Plus, it will only ask for a restart after the update cumulative is done downloading and finished installing.