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  • I Don’t Want to Restart My PC after Every Automatic Windows Updates - Solution

    Posted on June 13th, 2009 admin 1 comment

    letting automatic updates wasn’t enough. When they finish, you are prompted to restart your computer. Say what if you ignore. The nuisance that is Windows won’t stop there. The real problem comes into play when Windows gets tired of reminding us and says that the computer is going to reboot in 5 minutes, and the only way you can prevent the inevitable is to temporarily disable Windows Update. How do you overcome this?

    • Go to Start -> Run and then type regedit and press enter.
    • Navigate down to the following key, creating new keys if they don’t exist. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
    • Create a new 32-bit DWORD value named NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers and give it a value of 1 to prevent automatic reboot while users are logged on.
    • If you wish to revert any day just delete the value to put things back to the way they were.

    I am not sure if this trick works for Windows XP home users.

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