How to Show or Hide “Display options for update notifications” on Windows 11?

When we install an update in Windows 11, it displays two types of update notifications. One notifies us that we have an update ready to be installed, and the other one tells us that we have to reboot our computer to complete the installation. If we do not want to get such notifications, this risewindows article will discuss how to disable such notifications.

We can enable or disable “Display options for update notifications” in Windows 11 through Local Group Policy Editor or Registry Editor. We will discuss both methods; users can use either way to show or hide “Display options for Update notifications” in Windows 11.

How to Show or Hide “Display options for update notifications” in Windows 11 using Local Group Policy Editor?

If we want to turn on or off “Display options for Update notifications” in Windows 11 using Group Policy, follow the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open Local Group Policy Editor.

Note: Group Policy is not a part of Windows 11 Home edition. We need to enable gpedit.msc if we are using Win 11 Home.

Step 2. When Local Group Policy Editor appears on our screen, navigate to this path:-

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage end-user experience

Step 3. Next, on the right side of the “Manage end-user experience” folder, double-click the policy name Display options for update notifications.

Step 4. After that, select the Enabled option.

Step 5. Next, click the “Specify the update notifications display options” drop menu to find these three options:-

Default OS Windows Update notifications
Disable all notifications, excluding restart warnings
Disable all notifications, including restart warnings

Step 6. Select the desired option from the drop-down menu.

Step 7. Then, click the Apply button.

Step 8. Now, hit the OK button to exit.

Step 9. Finally, restart the computer.

How to Enable or Disable “Display options for update notifications” in Windows 11 through Registry Editor?

To turn on or off “Display options for update notifications” in Windows 11 through Registry Editor, follow the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. After that,  open the Registry Editor window, and navigate to the following key on the left side:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

Step 3. Then, right-click on the Windows key, select New, and click the key.

Step 4. Now, name the newly created Key as WindowsUpdate.

Step 5. Then, right-click on the WindowsUpdate folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 6. Name the newly created REG_DWORD as UpdateNotificationLevel.

Step 7. Again, right-click on the WindowsUpdate folder on the left side and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 8. Name the newly created REG_DWORD as SetUpdateNotificationLevel.

Step 9. On the opposite side of the WindowsUpdate folder, double-click on SetUpdateNotificationLevel and set Value data as 1.

Step 10. Then, click OK.

Step 11. Now, double-click on the UpdateNotificationLevel and set the Value data as follows:-

0: Default OS Windows Update notifications
1: Disable all notifications, excluding restart warnings
2: Disable all notifications, including restart warnings

Step 12. Click OK.

Step 13. Finally, reboot the computer to apply the changes.

Using the above steps, we can show or hide “Display options for update notifications” in Windows 11.

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