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Prevent Force Reboot after a Windows Update

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When an update on you computer is completed, Windows Update pops up to tell you to restart your system. After several attempt and if you just ignore the message, Windows will going to forcibly reboot your computer in 5 minutes. To disable this behavior, follow these easy steps. Although you will still get the message, it won't force you to shut down.

1. Open the regedit.exe from the run dialog. On Registry Editor, browse to the following key.

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

Prevent Force Reboot after a Windows Update

If above key doesn't exist, create a new one.

2. Create a new 32-bit DWORD value and label it as NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers and set the value to 1 to prevent automatic reboot while users are logged on. If you want to restore the setting, just delete the value.


You can also download the registry hack that you can just double-click to disable and enable automatic reboots.

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