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Isn’t it annoying that Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs updates without notifying you? What’s worse is that it also restarts your computer at odd times to finish the update process. Let’s see how you can fix that.
Go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Advanced options. The “Choose how updates are installed” option is set to Automatic (recommended) by default. Change it to Notify to schedule restart from the dropdown menu.
Going forward, once the updates have been installed, you’ll be asked to schedule a restart and you can pick a time that is convenient for you. This means no more unexpected system restarts when you’re in the middle of something important.
You have more control over Windows Update than you think. For example, you can check for updates, start them manually, or even defer them.
What do your Windows Update settings look like? Tell us in the comments.
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