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Windows 7: Automatic Updates & Stopping Automatic Restarts

10 Feb 2010   #1

Automatic Updates & Stopping Automatic Restarts

How do I prevent Automatic restarts after important updates? I want my computer to be updated when theres an important update. I want to be told my computer was updated and needs to be restarted.

I was in the middle of something important tonight before I passed out on the couch. I woke up and my computer restarted without saving

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10 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Just go into the Windows update control panel and turn off Automatic updates then set it so you control when the updates are installed which gives you the reboot option instead of doing it for you.
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10 Feb 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Dragotron,

In addition, this may help.

Hope this helps,
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10 Feb 2010   #4


Thanks guys! I just ran the registry edit... Maybe I should turn off the automatic updates too but think i'll wait and see.
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10 Feb 2010   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome. :)
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