How to Disable Windows 10 Automatic Reboots

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Windows 10 is a solid operating system under the hood, but some poor design decisions have been made at the usability level. The chief among them? Forcing reboots for automatic updates without warning.

As someone who has worked in IT for a long time, I understand the need to keep systems updated, and I approve this effort in principle.

Unfortunately, Windows 10—in particular the Anniversary Update—takes control out of users’ hands, even those who are security conscious. The Anniversary update no longer allows you to easily define update times or schedule reboot times.

Fortunately, there a few ways to take control back.

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