You may already have found that Windows 10 often wants to only restart itself at the lowest possible moments. Often users leave their computers switched on to download something or buffer a video but when a new update has been downloaded, Windows must forcibly restart itself. Automatic restarts can be switched off by setting the active hours on your computer, but users have stated that Windows often overrides these settings and restarts regardless of what. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to turn off Automatic Restart on Windows 10.

Turn off Automatic Restart on Windows 10

To turn off Automatic Restart on Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type gpedit.msc in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the OK button, the Local Group Policy Editor will open as the following image is showing.

Navigate through the following path from the left side of the screen.

Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update

As you click the Windows Update option from the left side of the screen, the right side will show some options. Locate the Configure Automatic Updates option and double click on it. The following dialogue box will appear.

Click the Enabled radio button. After that, click the Apply and then OK button as highlighted in the above image.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to turn off Automatic Restart on Windows 10.

How to turn off Automatic Restart on Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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