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Published On: December 8, 2019 by Blake Schwank

Are you tired of having your computer reboot in the middle of a critical task just to load an update? We have you covered with this quick tip to help you schedule updates during your downtime.  

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You’re right in the middle of printing the slides for a big presentation that you have to give in a few minutes, and all of a sudden — your computer freezes and begins to run through an update sequence that includes a reboot. You don’t really start to panic until you realize that you’re missing a few critical changes that didn’t quite save before the reboot. By then it’s too late to save your work and you simply have to do the best you can. Why does your computer seem to pick the most inopportune times for a reboot? The answer could be in a very simple setting that needs a little tender, loving care.

Regain Your Focus with Focus Assist

Fortunately, the Windows team has come up with a great tool that allows you to quickly schedule tasks for off-hours. This particular function is called ‘Focus Assist’, and you can access it with a few simple steps:

  • Navigate to your Windows search and finding ‘Settings’
  • From within your computer’s ‘Settings’, click on ‘System’
  • Select ‘Focus Assist’

Within the Focus Assist area, you can actually set a timeframe for your work, so Windows update will not bother you during working hours. This will effectively stop those frustrating update requests during the business day, so you’re never returning to your desk to find that an update has automatically run. The beauty of this function is that it allows you to focus on your specific tasks during the workday, so you’re not worrying about a Windows update ruining your day. After the business hours that you listed in Focus Assist, the computer will ask you if you’re ready to make an update. This convenient mechanism makes it easy to keep your computer up-to-date, something that is crucial to ensure that you are operating a secure system.

Staying focused and productive with all of the daily distractions is difficult enough without your computer causing problems, too! At Colorado Computer Support, we work with organizations of all sizes to ensure that your technology is up-to-date and working efficiently at all times. Contact us today at 719-204-6516 to schedule your free initial consultation, or you can always chat online with our friendly and knowledgeable professionals. We are firm believers in ongoing education, which is why we regularly record and blog about tips that will help you get the most out of your business software and hardware. Follow us on YouTube to get our Tech Tip Tuesday to learn all you need to know about the dangers of flash drives, productivity hacks and more.

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