I have a problem with the computer restarting after updating. When I first upgraded to windows 10 it was set to "Automatic" under the "Advanced options" for Windows Update and this caused problems since Windows doesn't know how to save files that are open and being used before shutting down and I was loosing work. I changed the setting to "Notify to schedule restart" so that this would not happen again.
Unfortunately it seems that if you do not schedule a restart soon enough, Windows will still trigger a shutdown. This only occurs after updates have been downloaded and installed, and seems to happen when my computer falls asleep for some length of time. I will return to my computer to find it shutdown, and then when I turn it back on it finishes the update and then lets me open my programs to see how much data I lost because it doesn't know how to close programs properly before a shutdown.
With the help of a Microsoft chat (case # 1308854774) I attempted the workaround for turning off automatic updates through the registry editor, only to learn that this is not possible anymore in Windows 10 (unless maybe you have the Pro or Enterprise versions, which I do not). This is not acceptable. I understand the need for updates, but I have lost HOURS of work due to this issue since not all the programs I use (as a person in the science field) are setup for automatic saves. And even those who do automatically save sometimes miss the last few things you did, not to mention having to start the program and find the right version you were working on.
Please help me turn off updates, or at least give me the option to postpone or choose when it is going to happen, especially since from what I can tell the computer only tells and asks you once that the updates are ready. Please let me know if there is some other way to resolve this