For the love of all that is holy, how do I tell Windows...

daveza

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... to NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER restart my pc without confirmation !

Not for updates, not for anything at all that Windows decides is a reason to restart my pc.

:mad:
 
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... to NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER restart my pc without confirmation !

Not for updates, not for anything at all that Windows decides is a reason to restart my pc.

:mad:
Far as I know, you're out of luck.

I don't leave it unattended. It's a pain. I have only had a win 10 install since I upgraded my desktop about four five months ago, and it's restarted twice without permission.

But I don't do most of my main work on this machine, I have a Linux notebook which is my work machine. Use the desktop for entertainment, photo processing for the wife, and a bit of light gaming very occasionally.
 

Arthur

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Older versions: Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Advanced. In the drop-down, change to “Notify to schedule restart.”

Newer versions: You can defer for 35 days (I seem to recall; not at a PC now).
 
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daveza

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Well here's a thing..

I thought about what has changed around the time I started to get these instant reboots - and what came to mind was I've been streaming DSTV Catch-up during the hols.

Stopped streaming today and haven't had a single restart where as I had 3 yesterday.

Not sure what that means but if it works ...
 
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