Stop Windows Update From Nagging You And Rebooting Your Computer

Press the Windows key on your computer. Type Update without quotes. Click the Windows Update shortcut that appeared. With an intention to open the Windows Update Control Panel tool. Although, you’re gonna end up having MS’s spyware on your computer. I’d say in case you enable let my box allow Microsoft to install anything it wants to.

That, and that “unwanted” Windows 10 thing. Then the Bing items only show up if the ‘show recommended software’ option is selected. Even consequently, they are never automatically selected and installed. In the sidebar, click ‘View installed updates’. You can uninstall updates from the Windows Control Panel. So in case you noticed this, open the standard Uninstall or change a program window that lists your installed applications.

Having tried to open the Windows Update Control Panel tool by pressing the Windows key, and typing Update, I discover there’s NO Windows Update listed anyway. Only a Samsung Update – whatever that is. Windows set to notify me when updates are available. Worse, I have to wait until the ‘little yellowish shield’ shows up in my notification area to install the updates I downloaded.


What drives me nuts is that while so it’s happening, there’s no indication of what’s going on. Sometimes it should take days before the shield reappears! On Windows 7 and earlier, you can click on the Start Button and go to the top of the list. Windows Updates gonna be listed there. I’m sure you heard about this. Now this allows system administrators to schedule updates all at once. Microsoft releases most Windows Update patches on Patch Tuesday – the second Tuesday of every month. It is, if a security flaw has been exploited in the wild, important security patches should be released immediately.

Double click on ‘No auto restart’ with logged on users for scheduled installations, select ‘Enabled’ in the window that pops up, and click OK. Then select Windows Components and Windows Update, If you do have it, run it as administrator and under Computer Configuration and navigate to Administrative Templates. If your copy of Windows comes with Local Group Policy Editor, you can use that instead of manually editing your registry.

On Windows 7 and previous versions of Windows, Windows will start to nag you after installing most updates.

You’ll have to click the Postpone button, Therefore in case you need to use your computer all day without rebooting.

Even more obnoxiously, you can only postpone the shutdown for up to four hours at a time. Furthermore, it will pop up and inform you that it’s restarting your computer in fifteen minutes unless you postpone the shutdown. Windows Update set to notify me of new downloads, therefore control the downloads myself. Actually, always use the Custom setting to see what you’re getting first. Open IE after that, select Tools tab, then Windows Update. You can also run Windows Update using Internet Explorer. Beware of bloatware provided by Microsoft, most notable Bing. Sometimes when you install drivers from Windows Update, it might cause BSOD which you’ll need to remove the driver or perform complete re-installation.


Repeat this for AU under the newly created Windows Update key, and after all create a new DWORD in AU called NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers. Go to Windows and AU keys have to be created on most installations. Right-click the folder Windows and create a new key, titled ‘WindowsUpdate’. You may need to add any keys which are missing. Therefore in case you do not have gpedit.msc. key, create it and name it accordingly. You can create them by ‘right clicking’ the parent key and selecting ‘New’.

Even if it displays this information on the desktop, Windows 8 improves things by giving you a ‘three day’ grace period to restart your computer.


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