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Disabling "Restart Now" Windows message after automatic OS updates

, 22 Jan 2013
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Are you annoyed of the "Restart now" message in Windows? Here is a solution for that.

Introduction

There are so many ways to disable the annoying "Restart Now" message. Here is one solution to disable it.

Solution  

Go to Start menu Run option and type "net stop wuauserv" or stop the automatic update service after the update from the task bar. You will be happy now Smile | <img src=

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

About the Author

Vinod Viswanath
Engineer GE Oil & Gas
India India
Vinod is Microsoft Certified Professional in WebDev 4, And Lead Engineer by profession. He has more than 8+ yrs of experience in IT industry working on Microsoft Technologies. Prefer to be judged not on his job title but by ability to do a good job of what he is supposed to do.
 
Technical experience most specifically C#,Ado.Net,Asp.Net, WCF, Sql Server,JavaScript,XML,Web services.

Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionDoes this stops only the restart message or the whole "Windows Update Service"? PinmemberThanasis I.22-Jan-13 15:09 
GeneralMy vote of 4 Pinmembernikhil _singh11-Nov-12 19:48 
QuestionAnyway good!!! Pinmember_Amy30-Oct-12 20:12 
GeneralThanks for the tip Pinmemberbrother.gabriel30-Oct-12 16:54 
SuggestionAlternative for win XP Pinmemberii_noname_ii30-Oct-12 3:25 
GeneralRe: Alternative for win XP PinmemberHarald Reichert23-Jan-13 12:14 
gpedit gives Option "No automatic reboot with logged on User" under Windows 7 too,
 
or use regedit with:
 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUser"=dword:00000001
 
Much better than disabling "Windows Update"!!!
GeneralFor a day, at least PinmemberJohn Brett30-Oct-12 3:07 

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