This post shows students and new users the steps to schedule a reboot of Windows updates when using Windows 11. Windows allows you to schedule a reboot after an update for up to 7 days. By default, after updating your computer, Windows prompts you to restart for the updates to take effect immediately.

If you are unable to reboot when prompted, you can schedule a more convenient time to install and apply updates. Sometimes you will not receive a notification if updates were installed in the background while you were using your computer.

Windows will try to restart your computer automatically when you are not actively using it or when the computer is idle. However, there may be cases where you do not want your computer to restart. In a situation like that, just schedule the update for later.

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To start scheduling a reboot after Windows updates, follow the steps below.

How to schedule a reboot after Windows updates

As mentioned above, Window tends to restart after an update so that new features and security fixes can be applied. If you can’t reboot at the time of updates, you can simply schedule it and the steps below show you how.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for most of its setup applications. From system settings to creating new users and updating Windows, everything can be done from the System settings crystal.

To access the System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click Start ==> Settings as shown in the following picture:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and find Settings. Then select to open it.

In the Windows Settings panel, select windows update left to open at windows update page. At the top of the page, below the Reboot required or Scheduled reboot message, click Schedule the reboot.

About him Schedule the reboot page, toggle button below Schedule an hour to change the schedule Upon. Then use the Choose a moment and Pick a day you want your computer to restart.

After that, your computer will display a message with a scheduled date and time chosen for a scheduled reboot.

Relax and get back to work. If your computer is on at the scheduled time, it will restart immediately and apply the updates.

That is all!


In this tutorial we have seen how to schedule a reboot after a Windows update. If you find any errors above or have something to add, use the comment form below.

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