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Windows 7: Automatic restart after updates


02 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 and XP
 
 
Automatic restart after updates

Hi there. From searching on forums, this is quite an issue. But everybody suggests to go to gpedit.msc. My OS (Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) does NOT have that function. There is a folder for policies, but it is empty. Also, the settings for updates does not have any option of that nature. So what do you do to prevent Windows from restarting automatically after applying an update?

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02 Jul 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You should have group policies do you have admin?
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02 Jul 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello gallicbear, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart
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02 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 and XP
 
 

Hi Maguscreed. I don't know what you mean specifically by 'admin'. But from what I read also, Home Premium does not have Group Policy Editor. So I am following the lead from Bare Foot Kid, about creating a utility. Thanks.
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02 Jul 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

That is correct the gpedit is only in Windows 7 Pro, Ult, or Enterprise.
The shortcuts BFK refers to will fix you up.
Not shortcuts per se, but a small registry tweak. Unzip, right click, give permission if needed, and merge, OK.
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02 Jul 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I for some reason have been under the impression my machine in the main room was home premium all this time.
It's pro....
Don't know what I was thinking, anyhow yeah my bad.
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04 Jul 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

David, that's a Brainfart up here in the Midwest.

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