How to Disable or Enable Update Restart Notification on Windows 11?

By default, Windows 11 automatically downloads and installs the updates from the Microsoft server when updates are available. Windows often need to reboot your computer to complete the installation of updates; for that, Windows displays a pop-up notification.

Restarting your Windows machine is the final step to completing the update process. However, if you wish, you can prevent reboot notification messages. This risewindows article will guide us on enabling or disabling Update Restart Notification on Windows 11.

How to Show or Hide Update Restart Notification on Windows 11 using Settings?

To enable or disable the update restart notification on Windows 11 using Settings, use the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Settings app using Windows + I keys.

Step 2. In the Settings window, choose Windows Update on the left-hand side.

Step 3. Now, click on Advanced options in the right-pane.

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Step 4. Then, turn On/Off the toggle switch beside “Notify me when a restart is required to finish updating” to show or hide the restart notification on your Windows 11 PC.

How to Turn On or Off Update Restart Notification on Windows 11 through Registry Editor?

To show or hide the update restart notification on Windows 11 through the registry editor, do these steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. When Registry Editor appears on your computer, browse to the following key in the left sidebar:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings

Step 3. Now, right-click on the Settings folder in the left side pane and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 4. Then, name the newly created REG_DWORD as RestartNotificationsAllowed2.

Step 5. Next, double-click on the RestartNotificationsAllowed2 REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” as follows:-

  • 0: Turn Off Update Restart Notification.
  • 1: Turn On Update Restart Notification.

Step 6. After that, click OK.

Step 7. Finally, reboot your computer to apply the changes.

Although a restart is not mandatory after a system update, it is recommended to reboot your PC to apply the new features. Windows Updates runs in the background, and you may not notice when updates are downloaded. Once the update download is complete in the background, the system waits for you to restart it to apply new features.

If you don’t reboot or shut down your PC for several days, either the next update will not be installed on your computer, or the system will force a restart with a request of 15 minutes if necessary. Hence, after an update, it is recommended to reboot your machine.

How to Show or Hide Update Restart Notification on Windows 11 by Group Policy?

To enable or disable update restart notification on Windows 11 using Group Policy, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, launch the Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2. On the left side of Local Group Policy Editor, steer for the following path:-

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Legacy Policies

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Step 3. After that, on the opposite side of the “Legacy Policies” folder, double-click on the policy name “Turn off auto-restart notifications for update installations.”

Step 4. Now, choose the Enabled option to hide the update restart notification on Windows 11.

Step 5. Then, click the Apply button.

Step 6. Next, press the OK button.

Step 7. At last, reboot your PC to apply the changes.

If you want to turn on the update restart notification on Windows 11, repeat the above steps and in step 4 above, select the Not Configured or Disabled option.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be informative to you.

Good luck & Keep learning, guys.

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