Friday, January 22, 2010

How To Disable Restart Computer Message after Windows Update ?

It is very irritating when after the download of Windows Update; the system periodically pops a dialog box asking to restart the system.

Though Windows Update is a useful thing to do and Automatic Updates provide more stability to the system but wouldn’t it be great if we have a choice to install the update when we want without getting bugged by the irritating dialog box?

The message “Do you want to restart your computer now?” can be overcome by following methods:

1. Go to Control Panel -> System > Automatic Updates tab and select the option of “Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them”.

2. Also disable the service from the Group Policy Editor. Type gpedit.msc in the run box and navigate to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.

Double click “No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installation”.

Select Enabled and click OK.

It would disable the dialog box.

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Rabindra said...

good one, it was quite annoying... method is same for windows 7, just different screenshots !

Rabindra said...

i prefer to stay with 'install them automatically' though !

Bijay Mishra said...

Sorry i forget to mention!! This is for windows XP (All Screenshots). Ma XP use garchu so dherai jaso tips n tricks pani XP rlated nai hunchha. Ani tapaile vane jastai automatic update ta ma ni prefer garchu. 'install them automatically' nai use gari rahechuu..It's better to get updated.

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