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Avoid Windows Update from Forcibly Rebooting Your Computer

We have altogether been at our computer while the Windows Update dialog pops up and says us to reboot our computer. I have turn into induced that this dialog has been considered to detect when we are most busy and only prompt us at that moment.

The actual problem comes into play while Windows gets drowsy of reminding us and declares that the computer is going to reboot in 5 minutes, and the only mode you can prevent the foreseeable is to temporarily disable Windows Update.

There is a combine of ways that we can disable this behavior, however. You’ll still get the prompt, but it won’t force you to shut down.

This trick should work for all versions of Windows as far as we know. You can always resort to the temporary disabling measures instead.

Manual Registry Hack

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

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

 

Create a new 32-bit DWORD value named NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers and give it a value of 1 to prevent automatic reboot while users are logged on. Delete the value to put things back to the way they were.

Downloadable Registry Hack

Just download and extract the registry hack files and double-click on WUNoAutoReboot.reg to disable automatic reboots. The other script will remove the hack.

Download WUNoAutoRebootistry Hack

Using Auto Reboot Remover Utility

If you’d rather not mess with the registry, you can use a small utility created by the guys at Intelliadmin which will make the changes for you. Just make sure you right-click and run as administrator if you are using Vista.

Download Auto Reboot Remover from Intelliadmin

This hack should work for the professional or business editions of XP, Vista, or even Windows Server. I’d be interested to hear your feedback in the comments.

Rahul
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Rahul is one of the pillars of blacklisthackers. He went to college to study civil engg. But found himself attracted to computer science more. As a result he bunked most of his classes to learn more about things related to computer. An all time techie, he loves to explore new trends of hacking and spends most of his time implementing them. Besides being a social networking freak, Rahul enjoys photography and loves watching movies.

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