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Windows 7: Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart

01 Jul 2011   #10
luckycharms

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

My settings do not get reset when windows update decides to reboot the machine. I also have it set to ask me about installing updates.


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01 Jul 2011   #11
n13l5

Ubuntu, Windoze8pro64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by luckycharms View Post
My settings do not get reset when windows update decides to reboot the machine. I also have it set to ask me about installing updates.
It normally doesn't do it for me either, just 3 times this year out of ~40 updates. And I have no proof that its actually the updates doing it. I can't even come up with a wild guess what could be doing it.

Have you done all individual updates published by microsoft this year or did you install SP1 ?


I'm still sifting through logs and event viewer, trying to find something...

EDIT:
(I did find this entry in the windows update logs: "005-06-01 18:30:03 992 7a0 Agent
*********** Agent: Initializing global settings cache ***********"
Initializing does often mean 'resetting' but who knows... gotta do some RL stuff before I keep messing with this)
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16 Feb 2015   #12
Nick Sergeant

Windows 7 64
 
 

Brink,

PC has been restarting unexpectedly so I have followed thus tutorial. In fact the last few restarts turned out to be due to (after midnight) error which I discovered via your tutorial on eventvwr.msc.

Anyway I run backups at night so I'd rather choose when the PC restarts so I did this tutorial.
I ran the .reg script then doubled checked in gpedit.mrc which seemed a bit more informative to use.
Question: why would it be that after I had disabled via the .reg approach gpedit still showed Auto Shut Down enabled?

Nick
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16 Feb 2015   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Nick,

Did you restart the computer to apply the disabled .reg after merging it?
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16 Feb 2015   #14
Nick Sergeant

Windows 7 64
 
 

Oops.

I'll redo the thing with a restart of my own and see what happens.
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16 Feb 2015   #15
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

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