You may encounter an error code indicating that Windows Update will disable automatic restart. There are different ways to solve this problem, and we will explain them to you in a moment.
- Open Start.
- Find Task Scheduler and click the result to open the tool.
- Right-click on the restart task and select Disable.
In Windows 10, Microsoft makes it difficult to disable or disable the Windows Update feature. While it’s important to keep your operating system up to date, restarting your system automatically after every update makes it more annoying.
This article explains the possible ways to disable automatic restart of Windows 10, especially after installing an update. This will save you from problems and sudden data loss.
Please note that the following tips are intended to prevent Windows 10 from automatically restarting for future updates. If you’ve already installed Windows Updates and want to disable reboots, you can see the following article:
Disable or bypass pending updates on restart / shutdown in Windows 10
What Does He Do
Automatic restart after updates by Windows tasks, in particular
Reboot_Battery . These tasks are defined in files in the
C: Windows System32 Tasks Microsoft Windows UpdateOrchestrator folder.
This solution renames these files and instead creates folders with the samee names. An empty file is then inserted into each of the created folders.
This effectively removes the tasks responsible for automatic restart and prevents Windows from re-creating them.
Fix 1. Disable Windows Restart Task
To prevent Windows 10 from automatically restarting after downloading and installing new updates, follow these steps. However, new updates are not applied and future updates will not be installed until you manually restart your computer.
Step 1. Click the “Search” button. Look for a task scheduler.
Step 2. Go to Task Scheduler Library / Microsoft / Windows / Update Orchestrator.
Step 3. Find “Restart” on the right, right-click it and select “Disable”.
Fix 2. Rename Restart File
In some cases, automatic restart of Windows 10 will work again. You can prevent Windows 10 from restarting as follows:
Step 1. Use the Windows key R key combination to open the Run command.
Step 2. Enter the following path:% windir% System32 Tasks Microsoft Windows UpdateOrchestrator and click OK.
Step 3. Select the “Reload” file without extension, right-click it and select “Rename”.
Step 4. Rename the reboot file to Reboot.old.
Step 5. Right-click the folder, select New and click Folder. Then you can rename it.
If you want to revert the changes, go back to the UpdateOrchestrator folder, delete the Reboot folder, and rename the Reboot.old file to Reboot.
Fix 3: Disable Automatic Restart
You can also use the method below to disable automatic restart of Windows 10 if you have any problems. However, the computer may display error messages.
Step 1. Click the “Search” button, find and open additional system options.
Step 2. In the “Startup and Recovery” section, click “Settings”.
Step 3. In the “System Errors” section, uncheck “Auto restart” and click “OK”.
Step 4. Restart your computer.
Fix 4. Disable Automatic Restart Of The Updateduring Active Hours
You can also enable the Disable automatic restart of updates during business hours setting to prevent Windows 10 from automatically restarting.
Step 1. Click the “Search” button. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter.
Step 2. In the Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to Configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> Windows Update.
Step 3. Double click Disable automatic restart of updates during business hours.
Step 4. Select “On”. You can set all day as active hours. Then click “OK”.
Fix 5: Uninstall Windows Update
If you’re having trouble restarting Windows 10 automatically after a Windows update or automatic update, try uninstalling the latest Windows update to prevent Windows 10 from restarting.
Step 1. Press Win I keys to open the settings. Select Update