Windows 10 Anniversary Update introduced a new feature - Windows Update Active hours. We covered it in detail HERE. Windows 10 allows you to disable this feature in the Settings app. If you found no use for Active hours and would like to hide it from Settings, here is how it can be done.
To disable Windows Update Active hours in Windows 10, you need to apply a simple Registry tweak.
Note: as of this writing, Windows 10 Anniversary Update is in development. The information provided below is tested on the latest build of Windows 10 available, build 14316. It may stop working in future builds.
How to disable Windows Update Active hours in Windows 10.
Do the following.
- Close Settings.
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
- Create a new 32-bit DWORD value here called IsActiveHoursEnabled and set its value data to 0. Even if you are running 64-bit Windows, you still need to create a 32-bit DWORD value.
- Open Settings and check if you still have Active hours there.
The IsActiveHoursEnabled parameter accepts the following values:
1 - Enable Active hours.
0 - Disable Active hours.
To restore defaults, simply delete the parameter IsActiveHoursEnabled and you are done.
Here you can download ready-to-use Registry files to apply this tweak:
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