How to force Windows 10 to notify you before installing or downloading updates.–PC Pitstop.
Get Windows 10 Notifications Before Updating
by Anand Khanse for The Windows Club
Windows 10 will not inform you before installing or downloading updates. It will download them in the background and install and rest your computer when you are not using it. For the last few weeks I was trying to see if there was any way to make Windows 10 inform you before downloading or installing Windows Updates.
There is no option to turn off Windows Updates using the Control Panel or Settings app in Windows 10, as there used to be with earlier versions of Windows. But there is a workaround to disable or turn off Windows Update in Windows 10.
But what I wanted was for Windows 10 to inform me that updates were available. So I made a few changes to my Windows 10 Pro settings and checked if the new operating system would inform me before downloading updates in the background. What I tried appears to work.
First create a system restore point and then follow one of these procedures.