Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Disable Windows Update restart reminders

So you don't think getting automatic updates is a bad thing, but you don't want that damn annoying dialogue popping up every 5 minutes telling you to restart? Follow these simple steps:
Start / Run / gpedit.msc / Local Computer Policy / Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Windows Update / Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations Set to Disabled.
Then you need to disable the Windows Update service for this session with the following command.
sc stop wuauserv
Your changes will take effect on reboot.

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