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    Question Anyway to control default Time that Windows-10 Pro reboots PC following updates?

    I have Windows-10 Professional installed on my PC's installed in my amateur astronomical observatory.
    When Microsoft pushes updates out that require the PC to be rebooted, by default Windows schedules the PC to be rebooted at 03:00am. Since my Observatory PC's run primarily unattended, I usually am unaware when updates have been pushed out. The problem I'm having is that rebooting the PC's at night is undesirable, I would like to change the default time to be 03:00pm when the load on these PC's is lighter. Rebooting at night for a observatory is not a good thing.

    Anyone have any idea how to modify the default reboot time ?


    Thank you!
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    Manually check for an update that requires a reboot, if one is present go ahead and download it, after which you'll see a screen offering to select a restart time.
    Click on one of the number and select and change as desired. (You'll be given the option of hour, minutes, & AM/PM + day of week)

    You cannot perform the time change beforehand, only at the time the upgrade has been downloaded.
    The time change should then be set for all future updates requiring a restart...Just remember to check the checkmark.

    *You may be able to defer updates by enabling "metered connection" long enough to deal with them at a time of your choosing too.
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    Unfortunately that doesn't work for me as I don't remotely logon to these PC's daily or even weekly. These PC's run unattended for the most part.

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    You'll need administrative access either remotely or physical in order to change the restart times.
    Many, if not all, of these system level changes require administrative attendance.
    Even then you'll need an update ready to download in order to perform the time change.

    Consider notifying the owner/operator/IT tech of the system in question to let him or her know of your concerns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    *You may be able to defer updates by enabling "metered connection" long enough to deal with them at a time of your choosing too.
    Only if the PCs are using a wi-fi or cellular connection (which seems unlikely for desktops). "Metered" can't be set for a wired connection.

    (There is a registry hack, but it has several disadvantages: How to Set Ethernet Connection as Metered or Non-Metered in Windows 10.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEdward2 View Post
    Unfortunately that doesn't work for me as I don't remotely logon to these PC's daily or even weekly. These PC's run unattended for the most part.
    As your PCs are running Windows 10 Pro, you can use Local Group Policy Editor to disable automatic updates, or to set an install day/time other than 3:00 AM daily:

    Make Windows 10 notify you before downloading or installing Windows Updates
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    The easiest way is to use Windows Updates Mini Tool to gain full control over updates.

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta..._minitool.html

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    Good morning BruceR,

    Your suggestion looks like it will do what I need. I'll give it a try. Thank you for the information!

    Bill

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