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Posted 30 Oct 2012

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.


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


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=


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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.

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QuestionDoes this stops only the restart message or the whole "Windows Update Service"? Pin
Thanasis I.22-Jan-13 16:09
memberThanasis I.22-Jan-13 16:09 
GeneralMy vote of 4 Pin
nikhil _singh11-Nov-12 20:48
membernikhil _singh11-Nov-12 20:48 
QuestionAnyway good!!! Pin
_Amy30-Oct-12 21:12
member_Amy30-Oct-12 21:12 
GeneralThanks for the tip Pin
brother.gabriel30-Oct-12 17:54
memberbrother.gabriel30-Oct-12 17:54 
SuggestionAlternative for win XP Pin
ii_noname_ii30-Oct-12 4:25
memberii_noname_ii30-Oct-12 4:25 
GeneralRe: Alternative for win XP Pin
Harald Reichert23-Jan-13 13:14
memberHarald Reichert23-Jan-13 13:14 
GeneralFor a day, at least Pin
John Brett30-Oct-12 4:07
memberJohn Brett30-Oct-12 4:07 
The security center notices when the update service isn't running, and it appears to get restarted overnight regardless.

Nevertheless, this tip is something I do routinely (first thing in the morning), until I'm ready to have my machine rebooted.


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