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How to Fix Windows Update Keeps Telling Me to Restart My Computer

Updated on Apr 08, 2019 by Brithny to Backup and Recovery

Summary:
Every time you try to update anything, the computer keeps telling you to restart your computer. Have you ever been troubled by this kind of problem? Follow the try-and-true solutions in this post to fix 'Windows update keeps telling me to restart my computer' issue.

Windows 10 Update Keeps Asking to Restart

"Hello, as the title says I'm running Windows 10 on a 64-bit machine and Windows update always tells me to restart to install important updates. If I restart it installs nothing and still says the same. It even periodically asks or automatically restarts on its own. Is there anybody can help me get out of this situation? Please help! Thanks."

Most Windows users may be bothered by this kind of issue. How to fix this kind of error? Follow the solutions in this post to solve your problem right now.

Solutions to Fix Windows Update Keeps Telling Me to Restart My Computer

Here we have three solutions, you can try them to find the suitable one for you.

Solution 1. Disable the Automatic Restart Option

Many hardware drivers or operating system errors will cause the computer to display a specific error message before stopping the operation or shutting down the computer. However, if the Automatically restart option is enabled, an error message might not be displayed despite an error taking place. Disable this option to allow the computer to display the error message.

  • In Windows, search for and open View advanced system settings.
  • Click "Settings" in the Startup and Recovery section.
  • Remove the check mark next to Automatically restart under System Failure, then click "OK".
  • Restart the computer.

Solution 2. Perform a System Restore

If the issue has begun recently, restoring the computer to a point before the problem began can resolve the issue. For more information about using system restore, refer to Free System Restore with EaseUS Todo Backup. EaseUS Todo Backup Free can backup your system partition to create a restore disk in Windows. So, you can quickly get the system up and run in the event of a system crash or hardware failure under a different Windows operating system.

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo Backup and choose "System Backup" to backup the current operating system on your computer.

choose system backup to backup os

Step 2. On the "System Backup" window, there are several options for you to backup OS intelligently.

  • Select a backup location - Click "Browse" to choose your own backup storage device.
  • Add a plan name and description - it's necessary when there are many similar backups in the same location.
  • Schedule - Click "Schedule" and you can set an auto OS backup task by daily, weekly...or upon an event.
  • Image-reserve strategy - manage your increasing OS backups in an organized way.
  • Backup options - to create an OS backup without taking too much disk space, enable OS backup encryption, etc.
make settings to the OS backup

Step 3. Click "Proceed" after making all necessary settings. 

Solution 3. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Connect your computer to the Internet and check whether the network adapter and Windows Update services are running correctly. Then follow steps to troubleshoot the error now:

Step 1. Press "Windows + X" and select "Control panel".

Step 2. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click "Troubleshooting".

Step 3. Under System and Security, click "Fix problems with Windows Updates".

fix the error with windows update troubleshooter

If all the solutions above all fail to help you, you can contact us to get more help.