1. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Hey all,

    Wondering if this is possible on Windows 10, Not delay, to DISABLE AUTO reboots when a user is logged in ?

    When I am done doing someone on my PC, I just kind of walk away, it goes to sleep, the monitor shuts off after about 25 min, so I just hit the space bar and I am back to where I was. This is always how I have used my computers at home and I need to continue to this way. I DONT want to hear, SAFE YOU FILES, CLOSE your Programs, etc, That is how YOU USE YOU computer, not mine.

    So after installing Windows 10, it just takes it on it's own, no setting I have found to disable it, I am ok, with Windows yelling at me "reboot me !!!" ever few hours but, taking it on it's own to reboot over night is a problem.

    2 times now I have lost something that was open, One was a game I had minimized that I forgot about before I went to bed and lost my progress.

    Thanks !
    08-21-2015 08:07 AM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    In the Update & Security page in your PC, click on Advanced Options. Then, in the next page, under "Choose how updates are installed", select "Notify to Schedule restart" from the drop down menu. This way, the user will be asked to either schedule a restart (default is 3AM) or to restart right away if the user allows it. If you happen to have a pending update to be installed, you may want to set the restart time such that you're awake when the PC will restart (you most likely will be asleep if the time is set to 3AM).

    If you have Windows 10 Pro, you may opt to defer upgrades saving you from the intermittent notifications so restart once updates are ready - but then you can only defer up to a certain period of time, after which the user will again be prompted to install the updates and restart the PC.

    The last option is to never connect your PC to the internet so that your PC would never be able to download the updates (and therefore eliminating the auto restarts) but this method most likely won't make sense to the majority of users now.
    08-21-2015 09:45 AM
  3. DavidinCT's Avatar
    that is the ONLY options ? Updates come down with out me noticing it, nor it notifying me, and it takes it on it's own to automaticly reboot it.

    In WIndows XP, 7, 8 there was a local Group policy that had windows notify but, will not reboot while a user is logged in. Sure, it bugged you every hour or 4, you can dismiss it for a time but, it WOULD NOT reboot. This does not work under Windows 10...

    No matter how pretty and feature added Windows 10 is, if I leave something open before I go to bed and have to lose data like that has happened 3-4 times now, It's not really a dependable OS.

    If updates came down once a month and notified you about it, it would be one thing but, it's every other day where this happens and it's getting old...
    08-21-2015 10:09 AM
  4. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I guess there is ONLY 1 way to do this. Disable Windows updates but, plan a time during the week to enable them and check for updates...

    This way I don't have to worry about losing data any more and can do Windows updates on MY Schedule.

    Too bad Microsoft, you allowed techs to do this in the past via Group policy but, now I take the chance of being unprotected because of this, always allowed updates to install, it would notify me that it needed to reboot but, WOULD NEVER reboot till I approved, normally that day or the next day I would reboot it.

    Now scheduling every update that comes down when to reboot and if I don't monitor it, it will reboot on me.

    I'll just batch this all out, so just click an icon to kick it off and to close it...

    One of the other screw ups on Windows 10, Computers are there to make your life easier, not to give headaches and force you to lose data.

    Disable Windows Update from the command prompt (requires Administrator permissions):
    sc config wuauserv start= disabled
    sc stop wuauserv
    schtasks.exe /Change /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\Scheduled Start" /Disable Re-enable

    Windows Update from the command line (requires Administrator permissions):
    sc config wuauserv start= deamnd
    sc start wuauserv

    Turn it back off (requires Administrator permissions):
    sc config wuauserv start= disabled
    sc stop wuauserv
    RumoredNow likes this.
    08-21-2015 10:53 AM
  5. elindalyne's Avatar
    Business users have the option of deferring windows updates via group policy and the like...

    Microsoft to add Windows Update for Business option for Windows 10 users | ZDNet!
    08-21-2015 12:04 PM
  6. EspHack's Avatar
    open group policy, windows components, windows update, disable windows update, select "prompt to download and install" windows will alert you if there are updates only ONCE until you do something, and you can disable that message too, then if you never press "download" it will never bother you again, that's the only way to make w10 behave, that's a plus too, it didn't alert me in w8.1 or 7, I always had it in "check but let me decide to download and install" and now it does ^^ only problem left is there's no list to select which ones, only a s****d utility to hide updates manually which is cumbersome and slow
    DavidinCT likes this.
    08-21-2015 02:26 PM
  7. DavidinCT's Avatar
    open group policy, windows components, windows update, disable windows update, select "prompt to download and install" windows will alert you if there are updates only ONCE until you do something, and you can disable that message too, then if you never press "download" it will never bother you again, that's the only way to make w10 behave, that's a plus too, it didn't alert me in w8.1 or 7, I always had it in "check but let me decide to download and install" and now it does ^^ only problem left is there's no list to select which ones, only a s****d utility to hide updates manually which is cumbersome and slow
    Sounds like the perfect option, I will check that out. Too bad the old GP didn't work where you can disable auto reboots when a user was logged in, it would annoy the heck out of you to reboot but, I am ok getting a notice that there IS windows updates as long as it NEVER auto reboots again unless I give it permission.

    It's been 3-4 times now from installing RTM (Upgraded from a CLEAN INSTALL Windows 7 ultimate, then reset PC to clean everything out) and each time I lost something.

    Can server wise via Group policy enable extra features like being able to hide updates? I know I could use WSUS and only push updates I want but I don't want to deal with this on my small domain in my home could do that on Windows 10..
    08-21-2015 05:00 PM
  8. EspHack's Avatar
    Sounds like the perfect option, I will check that out. Too bad the old GP didn't work where you can disable auto reboots when a user was logged in, it would annoy the heck out of you to reboot but, I am ok getting a notice that there IS windows updates as long as it NEVER auto reboots again unless I give it permission.
    never happened to me, but I've seen people with that annoying message a few times, dunno why, I always set up my pc to obey lol, that old action center thing is off, defender is off, UAC is off, anything that could ever bother me is simply gone
    DavidinCT likes this.
    08-26-2015 06:50 PM
  9. realwarder's Avatar
    My experience is the opposite of yours. Updates downloaded and it said it was going to install at a convenient time of 3AM so I left notepad opened with an unsaved file to see what would happen. Didn't restart for 3 days like that at which point I manually restarted from boredom.

    Home version..
    08-26-2015 06:59 PM
  10. milkyway's Avatar
    that is the ONLY options ? Updates come down with out me noticing it, nor it notifying me, and it takes it on it's own to automaticly reboot it.

    In WIndows XP, 7, 8 there was a local Group policy that had windows notify but, will not reboot while a user is logged in. Sure, it bugged you every hour or 4, you can dismiss it for a time but, it WOULD NOT reboot. This does not work under Windows 10...

    No matter how pretty and feature added Windows 10 is, if I leave something open before I go to bed and have to lose data like that has happened 3-4 times now, It's not really a dependable OS.

    If updates came down once a month and notified you about it, it would be one thing but, it's every other day where this happens and it's getting old...
    or, you know, you could save your work and turn the PC off if you are not using it for hours. environment and stuff....
    08-27-2015 03:51 AM
  11. DavidinCT's Avatar
    or, you know, you could save your work and turn the PC off if you are not using it for hours. environment and stuff....
    Seriously, get over yourself, did you actually read the first post ? Why don't you READ ?

    I DONT want to hear, SAFE YOU FILES, CLOSE your Programs, etc, That is how YOU USE YOU computer, not mine.
    And the computer sleeps when I am not using it, so it uses less than 3w in standby (I tested it with a Kill-A-Watt).

    Again, this is how I USE MY COMPUTER, and I am not asking or really care HOW YOU USE YOURS.

    Anyway about it, there was a method I found where, it will look for updates and NOTIFIY me there is updates but, NOT DOWNLOAD them. So, I will see when there is updates and install them/reboot ON MY SCHEDULE.

    Problem solved but, Windows 10 needs a lot more updates to fix all the issues I am having with it anyway.
    08-27-2015 09:05 AM
  12. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Problem solved but, Windows 10 needs a lot more updates to fix all the issues I am having with it anyway.
    I think it is still on a shakedown cruise. Hence the amount of updates... I expect it will taper off.

    Glad you found an answer that works for your way of using your PC.
    gpobernardo likes this.
    08-29-2015 10:05 AM

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