Windows 10: How to stop updates from auto-installing & rebooting system??!!

Discus and support How to stop updates from auto-installing & rebooting system??!! in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've had this problem in the past on a system running W10 Home. But it's happened 3 times now in the past month on a W10 Pro system in the middle of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ohante, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. ohante Win User

    How to stop updates from auto-installing & rebooting system??!!


    I've had this problem in the past on a system running W10 Home. But it's happened 3 times now in the past month on a W10 Pro system in the middle of running a weeks long task.

    Checking the event log I see:
    Date: 9/25/2020 8:53:43 AM
    Windows successfully installed the following update: 9NMPJ99VJBWV-Microsoft.YourPhone


    Before that:
    Date: 9/25/2020 5:58:53 PMThe operating system started at system time ‎2020‎-‎09‎-‎26T00:58:52.500000000Z.
    Date: 9/25/2020 6:05:14 PMThe previous system shutdown at 5:32:56 PM on ‎9/‎25/‎2020 was unexpected.

    And that's about all that's in there referring to the system rebooting. Here's what I've tried tweaking so far in trying to prevent this:

    1. Navigate to Task Scheduler Library >> Microsoft >> Windows >> UpdateOchestrator
    Disable automatic reboots by right-clicking on Reboot and selecting disable.

    2. Start gpedit.msc: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
    Enable: "No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations"

    3. Regedit: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
    Check that the DWORD value called AUOptions is set to either 2 or 3
    Check that the DWORD value called NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers is set to 1

    Checking right now I see there's a DWORD value called NoAutoUpdate that's currently is set to 0. I'll have to research that one. I haven't rebooted the system yet though after my newest tweak I describe below. Maybe someone can tell me if that should be set to 1

    4. In Windows 10 main settings > Update and Security > Windows Update
    Set: Pause updates for 7 days.

    I did configure one new setting I discovered after virtually punching out Microsoft to let off some steam:

    Start gpedit.msc: Expand Computer Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Windows Update
    Double click Configure Automatic Updates and enable the policy
    Configure Automatic Updating: 2 Notify for download and auto install

    I have the system crunching data again, so I've yet to see if that'll make any difference.

    References:
    How to disable scheduled reboot after Windows Update
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com...e?forum=ws2016
    how to stop windows 10 from rebooting automatically for updates
    how to stop windows 10 from rebooting automatically for updates | thinkoholic.com
    Prevent Windows Update from Automatically Restarting Your PC [MiniTool News]https://www.minitool.com/news/prevent-windows-update-from-automatically-restarting-your-pc.html

    I'm eager to hear anyone's feedback & suggestions on all this. Thanks folks. *Smile

    :)
     
    ohante, Sep 26, 2020
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  2. ahmd Win User

    Stop automatic reboots w/updates + auto-install Defender definitions

    Hello:

    My goal is to prevent Windows 10 from rebooting whenever it wants to. It happened twice already that I got my computer in the morning in a refreshly rebooted state. I didn't lose any data, but it then takes me several minutes to reload all the apps etc. In other words it's a big pain-in-the-a$% so my goal is to revert updates to how they used to work in Windows 7, i.e. "I own the computer and I decide when to reboot!"

    So I ran gpedit.msc as an admin and then went to
    Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Admin Templates -> .... (can't remember the full path) ... eventually to Configure automatic updates and set it to "Auto download and notify for install." I then also enabled the local GPO to "No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates" Here's the full setup:

    How to stop updates from auto-installing & rebooting system??!! [​IMG]

    And here's that specific setting:


    How to stop updates from auto-installing & rebooting system??!! [​IMG]

    After that these GPOs seem to have held off automatic reboots, but now I got one less pesky but still annoying thing. Every day this thing dings me with a popup:


    How to stop updates from auto-installing & rebooting system??!! [​IMG]

    which then brings me to this:


    How to stop updates from auto-installing & rebooting system??!! [​IMG]


    So I was wondering, is there a way to automate installation of those definitions for Windows Defender so that I don't have to do it manually every day?

    PS. I tried setting the following as a daily task in the Task Scheduler, and although it used to work in Windows 8.1, in Windows 10 it doesn't seem to do anything and I still get those dings:


    Code:
     
  3. Stop auto update in windows 10 pro

    hello sir

    Please sand a step list of how to stop auto update in my window 10 pro

    my windows full details is;

    Edition : windows 10 pro

    version: 1703

    os Build : 15063.674
     
    LovelykHUSHi, Sep 26, 2020
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  4. How to stop updates from auto-installing & rebooting system??!!

    Driver Update/install

    I would reboot after step one. That way there will be looking for the drivers when you start back up.. cancel that, and run your Auto Setup and you should be fine *Toast :toast:
     
    Cold Storm, Sep 26, 2020
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