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  1. Plankton Win User

    Turn On or Off Automatically Adjust Active Hours in Windows 10


    How to: Turn On or Off Automatically Adjust Active Hours in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Automatically Adjust Active Hours in Windows 10


    Windows Update keeps Windows 10 updated by downloading and installing the latest updates, drivers, and hotfixes released by Microsoft.

    Starting with active hours. Active hours lets Windows know when you usually use this device. When a restart is necessary to finish installing an update, Windows won't automatically restart your device during active hours.

    When a restart is scheduled, you can use a custom restart time to temporarily override active hours and schedule a custom time to finish installing the current update(s). When your computer restarts on the scheduled custom time, custom restart time will automatically be turned off, and Windows Update will only restart outside of active hours again. You can also manually turn off custom restart time at anytime if you change your mind.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18282, Windows can automatically adjust active hours for you based on your device activity.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off letting Windows automatically adjust active hours for you based on your daily usage to avoid rebooting your Windows 10 PC to finish installing a Windows Update.

    *note The Intelligent Active Hours setting will affect all users on the computer.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Turn On or Off Automatically Adjust Active Hours for All Users in Settings
    • Option Two: Turn On or Off Automatically Adjust Active Hours for All Users using a REG file




    OPTION ONE [/i] Turn On or Off Automatically Adjust Active Hours for All Users in Settings
    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & Security icon.

    2. Click/tap on Windows Update on the left side, and click/tap on Change active hours on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Automatically Adjust Active Hours in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Turn on or off (default) Automatically adjust active hours for me based on my daily usage for what you want. (see screenshots below)

    Turn On or Off Automatically Adjust Active Hours in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Turn On or Off Automatically Adjust Active Hours in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. You can now close Settings if you like.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Turn On or Off Automatically Adjust Active Hours for All Users using a REG file

    *note You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.

    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings

    SmartActiveHoursState DWORD

    1 = On
    2 = Off



    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Turn On Automatically Adjust Active Hours for All Users
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_on_Auto_adjust_active_hours.reg

    Download

    3. To Turn Off Automatically Adjust Active Hours for All Users
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_off_Auto_adjust_active_hours.reg

    Download
    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Plankton, Mar 13, 2017
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  2. DaveM121 Win User

    turn off active hours

    Hi FewerSteam9954

    Open the Settings App

    Go to Update and Security - Windows Update

    Click Change Active hours

    Turn on this setting, wait a few seconds and then turn it back off again

    'Automatically adjust active hours for me based on my daily usage'

    That will disable any Active Hours setting on your PC
     
    DaveM121, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Shawn Brink, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Martmcd Win User

    Turn On or Off Automatically Adjust Active Hours in Windows 10

    Active Hours in "settings"

    Hi GingerSails

    are you attempting to set active hours of more than 18 hours?

    make sure that "automatically adjust active hours" is turned off
     
    Martmcd, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. AsRock Win User
    Windows 10 activation question

    Mine finally did although it was about 6 or so hours after as it was saying failed to activate.
     
    AsRock, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Disable Active hours?

    Hello Daniel,

    If you wish to add more hours or to have an option to turn off the Active Hours, then the feature is currently unavailable on Windows phone. It is best if you can send a suggestion to make the features available using the
    Feedback Hub app. To send a suggestion on your Windows phone, you can follow the steps provided below:

    • Go to All Apps, search for the Feedback
      Hub app.
    • Open the menu icon at the top left side.
    • Select Feedback, then at the top right side, tap the
      add
      button (+).
    • Select Suggestionand fill up the box with the details needed.
    • Select the right category and then Submit.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask the community.
     
    Michael Rey, Oct 27, 2019
    #6
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