Friday, June 11, 2010

Stop automatic restart after Windows Update

Windows restarts without user prompt when certain updates has been installed automatically during Windows Update leaving the following message:
Your computer was recently updated! Windows recently downloaded and installed an important security update to help protect your computer. This update required an automatic restart of your computer.

Solution/how to:
  • Go to Start > Run and type gpedit.msc
  • Under Computer Configuration go to Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
  • Find No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations, double click on it, Enable it and click OK.

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