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Microsoft Automatic Update Reboots

After loosing some data thanks to the nice Microsoft autmatic update reboot. I’ve decided to disable these stupid reboots. Who ever invented this “great” feature should be kicked very hard!!

Disable Reboots for This Run

Execute this at the commandline:

net stop wuauserv

Or a bit more user friendly

net stop "automatic updates"

Much Better is to disable the updates

Start, Run “gpedit.msc” to bring up the group policy editor. Then navigate to the folder

Local Computer Policy   ( Dutch versions: Beleid voor lokale computer)
Computer Configuration ( Dutch versions: Computerconfiguratie )
Administrative Templates ( Dutch versions: Beheersjablonen )
Windows Components ( Dutch versions: Windows-onderdelen )
Windows Update

There are two settings and both will work, so it’s your choice. Either enable No auto-restart for schedule Automatic Updates installations or set Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations to a long time interval, like 1440 minutes.

I found the information above on the following URL:

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000294.html

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