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Windows 10 build 14361 comes with Active Hours feature

Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes a new feature, which allows the user to customize "active hours" during which you are expected to be using your PC or phone. No updates will be installed, and no restarts will be scheduled during those hours, so it seems to be a way to keep the user in control although the OS still doesn't let you manually install updates. With Windows 10 build 14361, Microsoft has refined this feature.

If the user sets active hours, for example, between 10 AM and 3 PM, Windows Update will not disturb the user during that period. Only between 3 PM to 10 AM, Windows Update will perform its regular maintenance and downloads, install updates and restart.

Earlier, the Active hours feature had a range of up to 10 hours between the start and end times. With Windows 10 build 14361, that range is increased to 12 hours.

To check it out, do the following.

  1. Open the Settings app.Windows 10 settings app
  2. Go to Update & security -> Windows Update.Windows 10 settings update and security
  3. There, you will see the Change active Hours link at the bottom:
    Windows 10 change active hours
    Click it.
  4. The following dialog will appear on the screen:Windows 10 configure active hours

    Under Start time, set the desired time. Click on the current value to set the new configuration.

  5. Repeat the same step for the End time parameter.

That's it. Now see how to disable Windows Update Active hours in Windows 10.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

3 thoughts on “Windows 10 build 14361 comes with Active Hours feature”

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