Open you start menu and type Group, then click Edit group policy

Expand Computer Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Windows Update

Double click Configure Automatic Updates and enable the policy, and configure it as needed.

configure automatic updating


3 – auto download and notify for install

Head back to Windows Update and click Check for updates, once it is done click on the Advanced options

You should see your new settings being ‘enforced.’

When it finished downloading, you get a toast notification that there are updates and you need to install them.

Note that you must click install now. Restarting or shutting down from the start menu does not appear to trigger the install process.


option 2

  1. Press Win + R and type regedit then hit Enter
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
    (you may need to create the keys manually if they don’t exist)
  3. Create a new DWORD value called AUOptions and enter a value of either 2 or 3.2 = Notify before download
    3 = Automatically download and notify of installation
  4. Restart PC
  5. Check for updates
  6. Inspect Advanced Settings

option 3

Task Scheduler.

Click Start and type Task Scheduler

Navigate to Task Scheduler Library >> Microsoft >> Windows >> UpdateOchestrator

To disable automatic reboots right-click on Reboot and select disable.