Manage Your Windows 10 Updates the Smart Way

It may be irritating at times to find constant update notifications, but updates are essential to ensure your system’s smooth performance and functions. Without managing the said updates, you would find yourself in trouble for having a very slow system performance during your remote work shift. The worst scenario is that you would stumble upon automatic updates, which take time to finish. This could lead to late reporting, missed deadlines, delayed completion of tasks, and poor productivity among others.

Windows updates include security updates and are the worst possible errors – as they may be exploited by malware or hackers. Other updates address other bugs and issues in Windows. Although these are not responsible for security vulnerabilities, these might impact the stability of your Operating System. Windows updates also sometimes come with new features, while patching some known issues.

Oftentimes, these Windows updates, if not set properly, automatically update itself via shutdown or automatic restart without warning. Therefore, these halt system usage or even interrupt the user’s time since it takes roughly 10 to 20 minutes for some updates to finish installation.

If you want to somehow control how these updates behave, try following the steps below:

Make sure your PC is always updated.

To do this, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. You can see in this section if there are updates available or are currently pending.

Set active times to prevent an update from installing and restarting your PC automatically while the system is in peak usage.

To do this, click on Change active hours.

Once done, set your convenient active hours. Keep in mind that these hours are the hours that you and your system are not to be disturbed.

Set additional customization of updates.

Go to Advanced options.

In Advanced options, turn off Restart this device as soon as possible when a restart is required to install an update. Windows will display a notice before the restart, and the device must be on and plugged in., to gain control on when to restart your system.

Schedule a restart at a later time. Normally, when an update is completed, you would see a Restart required prompt.

Just click on Schedule the restart.

Enable Schedule a time and set your desired restart time.

Simply follow the aforementioned steps and you would no longer have to worry about constant update notifications or disrupting automatic updates. Be reminded that the condition of your workspace determines your remote work experience and performance. Hence, be sure to keep it managed effectively.

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