Sounds like a noob question but is a serious problem. Due to updates for I guess Windows Defender my local machine wants to update daily. It is even interrupting processes and shuting down the system of its own. I know security is important but this is no option for me because it makes the system almost useless.

As far as I know I can disable Windows updates by setting NoAutoUpdate (REG_DWORD) to true in the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows. But then I might forget updating the system at all, I wish I could set an automatic cronjob one or two times in a month. Is there a possibility to set this somehow?

(Do not close, the correct answer is in the comments)

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    Possible duplicate of How to *disable* automatic reboots in Windows 10? – Ramhound Nov 20 '19 at 20:31
  • Find out why this is happening (watch the update process) Windows Defender updates are painless, non-invasive , and do not require restarts. Other Windows 10 updates are roughly monthly – John Nov 20 '19 at 20:36
  • @K7AAY This is indeed the correct answer, there was a problem with some software which made Windows updates failed but they tried over and over again. You can make an answer of this I will accept, thanks! – Blackbam Nov 21 '19 at 16:19

If Windows Update repeats daily, most likely it has a failed update, and it is retrying it in hope that a new version of the update is released which can get past the problem. For you to solve it, look in Windows Update, and if there's a recurring failing update, search on the web, starting with Microsoft's website, for the cause of the failure.

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    In my case it was Veracrypt 1.21 which was blocking the updates (very stupid from my part, why did I never check the build version). For updating with this version of Veracrypt you had to decrypt the system for updating. This problem was fixed in Veracrypt 1.23 and updwards. – Blackbam Nov 21 '19 at 17:11

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