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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Stop Windows rebooting after Automatic Updates

You always want to update windows operating system with lasted features & high security updates. You can directly set update of window manfully or automatically. Automatically downloading and installing Windows updates directly from Microsoft support or from an internal server running Windows Server Update Services is a good way to ensure your systems keep their operating system and software up to date.

But sometime automatic update can be painful. If you are busy in any important work and suddenly you find that your operating system finished automatically updates & ready to reboot. Because it is default process so you can take ignore it. You can also find How to undo a Windows updated that you already updated.
While you can often postpone the reboot, Windows will keep nagging you until you give in or the operating system will just take matters into its own hands and restart after four hours. This can be really frustrating. So here we just help you to how to stop windows from rebooting after automatically updates and find the best way to enhance your system performance.

Configure Windows Update through local Group Policy

You can configure windows update (windows machine Xp, Vista, Windows 7) using Group Policy snap-in (gpedit.msc) for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

Stop Windows rebooting after Automatic UpdatesStep1: First stop all running instances of Windows update autoupdate client (wuauclt.exe) using the taskmanager.

Step2: Click on Start button & open "Group Policy MMC".

Step3: Type "gpedit.msc" (Windows XP Pro) in the Run box from start menu or click on Start and enter gpedit.msc in the Search box (Windows Vista Business and Windows 7 Pro).

Step4: Now open Computer Configuration.

Step5: Select & right click on Administrative Templates and click on Add/Remove Templates.
Step6: Click Add.

Step7: Click Wuau.adm in the Windows\Inf folder and click Open.
Step8: Click Close.

Step9: Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Update.

Step10: Double-click the policy No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations and select Enabled.

Step11: Click OK and close the Group Policy snap-in for MMC.

See also:  How to start Microsoft Windows auto-update >>
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