Windows 10 will soon let you prevent updates while you’re at work

Windows 10 will soon let you prevent updates while you’re at work
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Microsoft’s automatic Windows 10 updates may be a convenient way to deliver new features and fixes, but they can interrupt your work or hijack your gaming session without warning or allowing you to save your progress before a restart.

Thankfully, a fix is coming. Windows Central reports that the OS’ upcoming Anniversary update, which is already available to users on the Insider beta testing program in build 14316, brings a new feature called ‘Active Hours’.

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It lets you specify which hours of the day you’ll most likely be working on your computer, so Windows will avoid installing updates during those times.

It’s a handy fix for one of the platform’s biggest annoyances. If you can’t wait for the update and want a basic remedy for the time being, you can head into the ‘Windows Update’ settings and open up the ‘Advanced options’ menu to schedule a restart time that works for you.

There’s a lot more for Windows fans to look forward to in the Anniversary update, including the ability to mirror Android notifications on your desktop and use a full-fledged native Unix terminal.

How to configure Active Hours to avoid Windows 10 sudden restarts during updates on Windows Central

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