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.
In this growupwindows article, we will guide on enabling or disabling Update Restart Notification in Windows 11.
How to Show or Hide Update Restart Notification in Windows 11 using Settings?
To enable or disable the update restart notification in Windows 11 using Settings, use the following steps:-
Step 1. First, open the Settings app.
To do that, you can use the
Step 2. In the Settings window, choose
Step 3. After that, click on the
Step 4. Next, enable or disable the toggle switch beside the “Notify me when a restart is required to finish updating” option to show or hide the restart notification on your Windows 11 PC.
How to Enable or Disable Update Restart Notification in Windows 11 through Registry Editor?
To show or hide the update restart notification in Windows 11 through the registry editor, do these steps:-
Step 1. First, open Registry Editor.
Step 2. When Registry Editor appears on your computer, browse to the following key in the left sidebar:-
Step 3. Next, right-click on the
Step 4. Then, rename the newly created REG_DWORD to
Step 5. After that, double-click on the
- 0: Turn Off Update Restart Notification.
- 1: Turn On Update Restart Notification.
Step 6. Then, click
Step 7. Finally, restart your PC to apply the changes.
How to Turn On or Off Update Restart Notification in Windows 11 by Group Policy?
To enable or disable update restart notification in Windows 11 using Group Policy, do the following steps:-
Step 1. First, 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
Step 3. On the opposite side of the “Legacy Policies” folder, double-click on the policy “Turn off auto-restart notifications for update installations.”
Step 4. Then, choose the
Step 5. Next, click the
Step 6. After that, click the
Step 7. Finally, reboot your PC to apply the changes.
If you want to turn on the update restart notification in Windows 11, repeat the above steps and in step 4 above, select the
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 completed 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.