When this happens, you might lose all your open windows, browser tabs and anything else essential to your work.Of course, an easy way to stop this from happening would be to stop Windows from automatically downloading and installing updates.While I happen to disagree with this policy, many think it’s a good idea.
As everything happens in the background, many updates which you otherwise wouldn’t have downloaded also come through.
Automatic updates sound like a great idea in theory, but having a newer driver install itself behind your back, cause a problem and force you to troubleshoot for a few hours is no fun at all.
But that leaves us open to the possibility of missing critical security updates.
If you’ve been in this situation before, but want to have the best of both worlds, here’s a way you can keep Windows updating automatically but stop it from restarting your PC every time it needs to install an update.
The sad part about this is Windows 10 doesn’t really allow you to control these updates and at times, these updates install automatically.
However, though you may not find any setting to disable Windows 10 updates per se, there are other ways to manage them.
You’ll have to set the value of the No Auto Reboot With Logged On Users to 1.
To do this, just double-click on the DWORD in the right panel then change the Value data in the window that appears from 0 to 1.
While we can’t stop the update process from happening for the majority of updates, what we can do is stop it from updating drivers to versions that deviate from those that are working, stable and preferred by YOU to be there. Start by right clicking the start menu button and selecting Control panel, or navigate to control panel however you normally would do so.
You can get to the Control Panel quickly, by calling up the run box with the Win R shortcut and then typing “control” and hitting Enter. Once the System properties window opens, click on “Advanced system settings” on the left side of the window. Windows 10 should no longer “automatically” update your driver settings.
Fortunately in Windows, it's possible to tell the operating system to apply platform patches only and leave the driver updates to you.