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Turn off auto restart after Windows Updates

If you have ever left your computer running important tasks during lunch break or overnight only to come back and find that Windows has restarted due to automatic updates, then you can realize what a nuisance this can be.

In my opinion, a computer should never ever automatically restart until it is done so by the user. What Windows updates are important enough to end important tasks or close applications in the middle of a project?

There are several ways to prevent Windows from automatically after updates, but my preferred method is to enable “No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations”. Here’s how to do it.

Click start and type “gpedit.msc” and the results will displayed in the window as shown below.

Next, expand Administrative TemplatesThen click on Windows Update so that it’s contents will be shown in the preview pane

Right click on “No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations” and click Edit.

Just enable this setting and make any comments if you like and click apply.

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  1. LocoLobo
    April 9, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Smart people save 🙂

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