Windows 10 by defaults automatically prompts for a restart. This period is however very long but some users really don’t want Windows to decide to reboot after X minutes have passed. We will explain how you turn this off.[symple_box color=”yellow” fade_in=”false” float=”center” text_align=”left” width=””] This tutorial uses GPEDIT.MSC. This is not available in all versions of Windows 10.
Turning off Automatic Restart
1. Press the Windows + R button on your keyboard and type GPEdit.msc.
1. Open Start and type gpedit.msc and hit enter
2. Unfold Administrative Templates under Computer Configuration.
3. Unfold Windows Components.
4. Click on the Windows Update folder.
5. Double-click on No Auto-Restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic update installations.
6. Check the Enabled box.
7. Click on OK
8. Close Group Policy Editor
These settings only take effect after a system reboot. We hope you liked this tutorial.
7 months later, this still doesn’t work. 🙁 We’ve had that policy set from day 1; we have a number of sales people and such that really can’t have Windows Update randomly interrupting their presentation because Windows 10 noticed it had updates.
It just blows through the Policy.
I thought this would do it but it seems my Windows 10 Pro is ignoring that policy. I’m still getting automatic reboots.
Perfect, many thanks! I’ve only had W10 install 2 days and it lost some stuff I had open last night!