Sunday, 23 September 2012

Disable Annoying Restart Notification After Windows Update

It’s always annoying to get a restart notification every few minutes when Windows has installed the Windows updates. The problem with me was that whenever I was typing, that popup would come up automatically and I would press some key that would automatically say yes to that screen ……………………. and the computer restarts. That’s more than annoying if you’re doing some serious type of work.

Here are two methods by which this automatic updates restart reminder nag can be disabled permanently.

1- Through Run Command (temporary)

Go to Start –> Run and type in the following and press OK.
net stop wuauserv
or alternatively type in the following:
net stop “windows updates”
This will temporarily stop the automatic updates service which will automatically start upon next restart.

2- Through Group Policy (permanent)

Go to Start –> Run –> gpedit.msc to run the group policy editor
Now go to Computer Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> Windows Components –> Windows Update
In the right hand pane, enable the following:
No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations

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