Windows 11 Update not scheduling correctly

Eric Rosenberger 0 Reputation points

Over the course of the last few months Windows attempts to run updates during the middle of the afternoon when settings show that it should not do so between 4AM and 10PM.

This began happening in either January or December of last year.

I have checked all available settings multiple times and cannot figure out why it keeps insisting that I reboot in the middle of the afternoon instead of running the download overnight and running the reboot when I get in in the morning.

What am I missing?

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  1. Syed Shiraz Shahid 260 Reputation points

    If you are having issues with scheduling a Windows 11 update, here are a few things you can try:

    1. Check for available updates: Make sure that there is an update available for your system. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and check for updates.
    2. Restart your computer: Sometimes, restarting your computer can help resolve update issues. After restarting, try checking for updates again.
    3. Check your network connection: Make sure that your device is connected to a stable and reliable network connection. Slow or unstable network connections can cause issues with updates.
    4. Disable third-party software: Disable any third-party antivirus or firewall software that you may have installed. Sometimes, these software can interfere with the update process.
    5. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter: The built-in Windows Update Troubleshooter can help diagnose and resolve issues with the update process. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters > Windows Update and run the troubleshooter.
    6. Reset Windows Update components: Resetting the Windows Update components can help resolve update issues. Open Command Prompt as an administrator and run the following commands:
        net stop wuauserv
    net stop cryptSvc
    net stop bits
    net stop msiserver
    ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
    ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
    net start wuauserv
    net start cryptSvc
    net start bits
    net start msiserver
        After running these commands, restart your computer and try checking for updates again.
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