Note: something similar has a good answer here How to disable automatic reboots in Windows 10?. This is not the same because I'm explicitely looking for information about a different option.

Plain and simple question: Is NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers (registry value) still supported/effective on Windows 10? This option is gold for me, because it allows complete and automatic updates installation (as per default) but prevents the autoreboot step.

The equivalent no auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations gpedit policy is present, so I would expect NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers to be supported too.

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I'm getting mixed feedback after NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers is applied: someone says it's effective, someone reports not. Is there a semi-official reference for it?



Ok, I found out that NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers is not sufficient. The corresponding gpedit policy, No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations, clearly states that the setting has no effect unless Configure automatic update is also set.

This is my writeup (in italian, sorry) on the matter:

Guida Windows 10: come impedire il riavvio automatico per l'installazione degli aggiornamenti

For those interested: a ready-to-use .reg with all the needed settings to prevent automatic reboots is here:

Disabilita riavvio automatico Windows Update

Any feedback is welcome.

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According to my tests, it can be set in Group policy, but is ignored by MusNotification which controls reboot after update. See this posts



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    Please quote the essential parts of the answer from the reference link(s), as the answer can become invalid if the linked page(s) change. – DavidPostill Apr 30 '16 at 9:46

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