Stop Windows from waking up from Sleep for Updates

Since I have Windows 10 on my PC, I have a very annoying behavior, namely that Windows wakes up from sleep in the middle of the night to perform a reboot to install updates.

There is many “hacks” on the Internet how to disable this, but the only “proper” way seems to be by defining a Group Policy:

  • Run Group Policy Editor: gpedit.msc
  • Open branch Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update\
  • Set node Enabling Windows Update Power Management to automatically wake up the system to install scheduled updates to Disabled

This should stop your PC from resuming from sleep to install updates.

Please let me know if this helped.

2 thoughts on “Stop Windows from waking up from Sleep for Updates”

    1. Seriously! 😉

      I do not have to “switch” to Linux, as I’m using it for ages already… But for some applications I still need Windows…

      Best regards!

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