Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Prevent Windows Update from Forcibly Rebooting Your Computer


Most of the times you find the Windows Update dialog pop up which direct you to reboot your computer. But, this is a real hindrance when you are very busy.

Here are some steps to disable this behavior of Windows. After this, you will still get the prompt but it won’t force you to shutdown.

Manual Registry Hack

Open up regedit.exe through the start menu search box or run dialog, and go down to the following key, creating new keys if they don’t exist.


Now, add a new 32-bit DWORD value named NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers and give it a value of 1 to prevent automatic reboot while users are logged on. After this, delete the value to put things back to the way they were.

Downloadable Registry Hack
Download and extract the registry hack files. Then double-click on WUNoAutoReboot.reg to disable automatic reboots. The other script will remove the hack.

Using Auto Reboot Remover Utility
Also, you can use the small utility which will make these changes. Make sure you right-click and run as administrator if you are using Vista.

Remember, this hack will work for the professional or business editions of XP, Vista, or even Windows Server. Thus, perform it to prevent Windows Update from Forcibly Rebooting Your Computer. For more from the XpertCrewTM team, please follow us on Twitter @Techvedic or contact Techvedic’s computer support helpdesk, as per below contact-details:

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