Friday, March 13, 2009

Disable restart after Win update

The bothersome "Updating your computer is almost complete. You must restart your computer for the updates to take effect. Do you want to restart your computer now?" is one message most Win XP users are irritated with.

Quite often we would be engrossed in some work and this irritating dialogs start prompting you every 10 Mins.

Here is a way to disable this prompt.

Start / Run / gpedit.msc / Local Computer Policy / Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Windows Update / Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations

You can enforce the Group Policies by “gpupdate.exe /force” command without having to restart the system