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Windows 7: Can't access Local Group Policy Editor

18 Dec 2010   #1
Franco50

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Can't access Local Group Policy Editor

I want to disable the default reboot after Windows runs unattended updates as this often prevents my overnight backup from running.

I have tried using the gpedit.msc routine to access the Local Computer Policy Editor but apparently that does not work in Win 7 Home Premium which I have.

Is there a manual way I can disable the reboot function?


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18 Dec 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Franco, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The Windows 7 Home Premium edition doesn't include the Local Group Policy Editor. However, you can use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to disable the automatic restart for Windows Updates instead.

Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Dec 2010   #3
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Hmmm, you can click the postpone button to prevent reboot.



Doesn't this work? Or do u want to disable this prompt screen too?
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18 Dec 2010   #4
Franco50

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Brink - thanks for that link, I'll give that a try.

EzioAuditore - that is fine if I am sitting in front of the PC when it happens but the problem is occurring when the PC is unattended, e.g. overnight when I want my backup or virus scan routine to run.
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18 Dec 2010   #5
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, Franco50! Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Go to your Windows Update settings:

Can't access Local Group Policy Editor-screenshot00250.jpg

And set it to your liking:

Can't access Local Group Policy Editor-screenshot00249.jpg


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18 Dec 2010   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Franco50 View Post
Brink - thanks for that link, I'll give that a try.
You're welcome. Please let us know how it turns out.
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