How to Schedule Restart for Windows Update in Windows 11

This post describes steps you can take to schedule a restart after Windows Update has finished downloading and installing updates for your computer in Windows 11.

Windows Update helps get the latest fixes and security improvements, keeping your device running smoothly and staying protected. In most cases, you don’t to do anything to get updates for your computer.

Once updates are installed, you will have to restart your computer to complete the update process.

If you’re asked to restart your device while you’re busy using it, you can schedule the restart for a more convenient time.

Below are steps that you can use to schedule a restart for a more convenient time in Windows 11.

How to schedule a restart for Windows Update in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows will update your computer once it’s connected to the internet by default. In most cases, you don’t to do anything to get updates for your computer.

Once these updates are installed on your device, to complete the update process, it will need to be restarted. If you can’t restart immediately, you can schedule a restart, and the steps below show you how.

To do that, go and select Start Settings as shown in the image below.

windows 11 start menu settings updated

In the Settings app, click Windows Update from the left.

Next, select Schedule restart and choose a time that’s convenient for you.

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Pick a day that is convenient to restart your computer and complete the updates. Pick a time of the day that would work when you’re not actively using the computer.

Click on Schedule restart to apply.

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That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to schedule a restart after Windows updates your computer. If you find any error above or have something to share, please use the comment form below.

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