How to set deadline for Automatic updates and restarts- Windows 10 19H1

Today, we will primarily focus on how to set the deadline for Automatic updates and restarts on Windows 10 19H1 on your System. Windows 10 19H1 will release soon in the upcoming month of April 2019 and with this, there comes a new policy. Using this, the Administrator may specify a particular time range to install a new release or Reboot the PC.

By default, Windows Update is the best place to download new updates or patch-ups. However, users could visit the Microsoft Update catalog or use third-party tools to receive the latest Windows update. Let’s explore this new policy in detail-

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Here we will discuss two different methods to set a deadline for Automatic updates and restarts on Windows 10 19H1-

1. Using Group Policy Editor

If you are using Windows 10 Pro or Corporate (version 19H1), you can follow these steps-

  • At first, hit Win+R hotkey together to open the Run dialog box.
  • Here type, gpedit.msc in the void thereafter press Enter.
  • This will open Group Policy Editor window, here navigate to-
Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> Windows Update
  • Succeeding after select Set deadlines for automatic updates and restarts.

There are basically two parameters available in this policy. They are-

  1. Set a deadline for fixes (quality updates) and component updates.
  2. Set the period to delay the automatic restart.

You can postpone the feature updates/ quality upgrades installation for a consecutive 30 days. If you want to delay the Restart period, you can do the same for only 7 days max.

Users can specify the number of days up to which they want to delay the installation of components updates or patch-up files. After this, the grace period will start automatically. Updates and restarts will take place by themselves as you won’t be able to change the schedule.

If you configure this new policy, this will override some existing policies such as-

  1. Mention the active period range for automatic restarts (this will delay hotfixes or components updates installation for max 30 days).
  2. Automatic Reboot of the System at its scheduled time, this can be set for 180 minutes max.
  3. Create a schedule for conversions and notifications of a scheduled restart for updates (allows you to set a transition, a delay, and a deadline for fixes and component updates).
  4. Make sure not to perform an automatic restart during the installation of automatic updates. This may block Windows Reboot in case the user is active on the System.

Use Registry for Windows 10 Home

If you are having windows 10 Home and running version 19H1 on your PC, you can use Registry Editor to apply the same settings (described above). Here is the complete procedure-

  1. Make a right-click on the Start menu and choose the Run option, this will open the run dialog.
  2. Here type regedit in the blank area thereafter press Enter.
  3. In the registry window, navigate to the following path-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ WindowsUpdate \ UX \ Settings

Thereafter set the following values against each entry.


  • Type: DWORD
  • Value: 1


  • Type: DWORD
  • Value: 7


  • Type: DWORD
  • Value: 7


  • Type: DWORD
  • Value: 1

Here, the specific number in the Value field represents the number of days for which the System should halt the automatic installation of quality/ feature updates or patch-ups.