Thursday, November 23, 2006

General:Windows Update nagging you to restart after an update

After Windows Automatic Updates has downloaded updates to your computer, it may display a dialog that says: "Updating your computer is almost complete. You must restart your computer for the updates to take effect. Do you want to restart your computer now?" Its painful, if you are in the midst of an importantb stuff(assume, everybody is!!)


Click Start, Run and enter the command net stop wuauserv

This will stop the Windows Update service until the next restart of the computer, which will stop the reminders to restart your computer for this update.

XP professional:
1)-Start->Run . Type gpedit.msc
2)-Computer Configuration->Administrative templates->Windows Component->Windows Update->
3)-Double click on last but 1 entry.
Choose "Enable". Specify the minutes "1440".

Relaxed till the next restart of the computer or laptop.

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