Windows automated updating

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You'll be told when Windows needs to restart to apply them, so that you can prepare by saving work, etc.

Receive updates for other Microsoft products when you update Windows: This is pretty self-explanatory.

Show me detailed notifications when new Microsoft software is available: This is pretty self-explanatory — check it if you want to get notifications, via Windows Update, when Microsoft software you don't have installed is available for your computer.

Turn off Automatic Updates: This option completely disables Windows Update in Windows XP.Deferring upgrades isn't supported in Windows 10 Home.Change active hours: If Windows is restarting for updates when you're using your computer, you can adjust this setting to tell Windows when you're on your computer, to make sure that updates don't force-restart during that time.Participating in the Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them: With this option, Windows Update will check for and notify you of available updates but you'll need to manually approve the download and installation of them.Never check for updates (not recommended): This option disables Windows Update completely in Windows 8, 7, or Vista.

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