How to Turn off Windows update notifications in Windows 11

Suppose an update is about to be installed via Windows Update in Windows 11. In that case, a notification is displayed via the action center.

This notification contains some message that an update will be installed or that you need to restart your computer to complete the update. You can disable these notifications. By disabling this Windows update notification, you will no longer receive a message about the announced update or restart requests.

Disabling these notifications is helpful in a work environment, for example. Suppose the updates for work PCs are updated via a server. In that case, the work PC will no longer see any notifications either.

How to Turn off Windows update notifications in Windows 11

There are two ways to disable update notifications. The first is through a local group policy, and the second is through the Windows registry.

Disabling update notifications via local group policy only works if you have a Windows 11 professional computer. If you are using Windows 11 home, you need to adjust via the Windows registry.

Disable Windows update notifications using Local Group policy

Open gpedit.msc. Right-click on the Start button. Then click on Run in the menu. In the Run window type: gpedit.msc

Next, on the left side, open the following structure:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Manage End User Experience.

Then double-click on “Display options for update notifications” on the right side to configure the policy.

Set the “display options for update notifications” policy to “Enabled”.

By default, there are three options to choose from:

Display options for update notifications

Manage update notification options

0 (default) – Use the default Windows Update notifications
1 – Disable all notifications except restart warnings
2 – Disable all notifications, including restart warnings

This policy allows you to specify which Windows Update notifications users will see. This policy does not control how and when updates are downloaded and installed.

Important: If you choose not to receive update notifications and define other group policies so that devices do not receive automatic updates, neither you nor your device will be aware of critical security, quality, or component updates, and your device may be at risk.

Once you have made your choice, click Apply and then OK. Then restart your computer.

Disable Windows update notifications using the Windows registry

If you are using Windows 11 home, I recommend that you make the adjustment via the Windows registry.

To be sure, create a restore point first. This way, you can always restore the changes below. You can also make a Windows registry backup file.

Open the Windows registry. Right-click the Start button. In the menu click on Run, in the Run-box type: regedit.exe.

Copy the line below and paste it into the address bar in the address bar. You will then go to the key:


Right-click on the “Windows” folder, click on New, and then on “Key” value, name the key “WindowsUpdate”.

Click on “WindowsUpdate” and right-click in the free space on the right side. Click on New and then on “DWORD value 32-bit”. Name this value “UpdateNotificationLevel”.

Click “WindowsUpdate” again and right-click on the right side in the free space. Click on New and then on “DWORD Value 32-bit”. Name this value “SetUpdateNotificationLevel”.

Double-click on the DWORD 32-bit value data you just created and modify the value data to the desired update notifications.

0 (default) – Use the default notifications for Windows Update
1 – Disable all notifications except restart warnings
2 – Disable all notifications, including restart warnings

disable windows update notifications using windows registry

Restart your computer.

I hope this has helped you. Thank you for reading!

Also read: 7 ways to disable Windows updates in Windows 11.

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