Monday, 7 October 2013

Registry Tweak to Force Automatic Restart in Windows 8 After Installing Important Updates


Whenever you download any update in Windows 8, it directs you to restart your computer by showing a notification message at login screen. According to this message, you have to restart your computer within 3 days. After three days, it will restart automatically by giving a 15 minutes countdown. But, if your computer is locked then it doesn’t starts countdown. When you unlock it, Windows starts countdown. Therefore, to solve this issue Microsoft has released a new update. This update introduces a new Registry feature to force Windows to restart computers automatically even if the computer is locked.




Follow the below steps to edit Windows Registry to apply the new feature:
1.Press WIN+R keys to launch RUN dialog box. Type “regedit” and press “Enter.” It opens Registry Editor.
2.Now go to following key:
If AU or WindowsUpdate keys are not present, create them manually.
3.In right-side pane, look for a DWORD “AlwaysAutoRebootAtScheduledTime.” If it’s not present, create a new DWORD and set its name to “AlwaysAutoRebootAtScheduledTime.”
4.Double-click on the above mentioned DWORD and change its value to 1.


5.Close the Registry editor and restart your system.
From now onwards, Windows will automatically restart your computer system when you install any important update in Windows 8 or Server 2012. Well, for deactivating this automatic restart change the value of AlwaysAutoRebootAtScheduledTime DWORD to 0.
These are the simple steps to force automatic restart in Windows 8. 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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