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    Unscheduled reboots

    I bought a new win10 pc. I keep my pc on all the time, along with another pc that I switch between with a kvm switch.

    Once in a while I come back to the win10 pc and find that it has rebooted. I suspect it's windows updates doing it to me. But don't updates usually come out on Tuesdays? Because I found my pc had rebooted this morning.

    Anyway, I know we can't control updates any more, but can we control when it reboots? Can we have it get permission from us first before the (forced) reboot? I'd like to reboot when it's convenient for ME, not when I'm in a rush to do something first and have to come up (i.e. restart everything) from a reboot.

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    Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTRon View Post
    I bought a new win10 pc. I keep my pc on all the time, along with another pc that I switch between with a kvm switch.

    Once in a while I come back to the win10 pc and find that it has rebooted. I suspect it's windows updates doing it to me. But don't updates usually come out on Tuesdays? Because I found my pc had rebooted this morning.

    Anyway, I know we can't control updates any more, but can we control when it reboots? Can we have it get permission from us first before the (forced) reboot? I'd like to reboot when it's convenient for ME, not when I'm in a rush to do something first and have to come up (i.e. restart everything) from a reboot.

    Thanks!
    Ron
    When Windows 10 which require a reboot updates are installed a reboot is scheduled automatically. You can change the time the reboot happens but you can't really defer it very much.

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    Thanks. Can I change the time to be "only reboot at 6am" or something? Or is it only a deferment from whenever the update is applied? (which does me no good if I'm not at the pc when it happens, to do the defer.)

    And am I right in supposing that it's windows update doing this to me?

    Ron

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    It is Windows Update. Go to Start | Settings | Update & Security | Windows Update. If a reboot is scheduled you'll see it there & be able to change the time. I've never experimented with changing the time so I don't know if Windows will remember a changed time.

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    You'll need to wait until the next time WU has an update that requires a reboot, but in the meantime set it to "Notify to Schedule Restart".
    Then pay attention to when it's coming, at that time you'll be presented with the ability to properly schedule the update reboot.
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