Restart without updating

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Anytime you install a Windows Update that requires you to restart your computer, you must restart it or be annoyed with a pop-up message that tells you the computer needs restarting to finish installing the updates.

Although you can choose to postpone the restart for a few hours manually, you actually need to tell Windows because depending on the configuration, Windows may restart the computer anyway without your say so!

This will tell Windows Update not to reboot automatically even if the update requires it.

To make things easier, here is the file which you can download and simply double click to export the value into the registry which works on all versions of Windows.

Just run it and select the option you want, followed by Apply. Although it says for Windows XP SP2 in the program, the registry key is still the same so also works in newer Windows versions.2.

Stopping the Windows Update Service To get rid of the automatic reboot and stop Windows updating completely for a period of time, a simple option is to stop the Windows Update Service.

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I hate to restart my Server every time i change the code and that really slows down my productivity and some time it irritates too. Guy named Remy Sharp developed node module called as “nodemon”.If Windows is trying to install critical updates on a schedule or at the next available opportunity that require a reboot, it will popup the restart dialog.But it will also show a timer which will automatically reboot your computer to finish the update, whether you want it to or not.Alternatively, it’s possible to make a desktop shortcut like the ones we’ve created here for you, one to stop the service and another to restart it in case you don’t want to reboot the system. Start/Stop Windows Update Shortcuts | Shortcuts for Windows XPA little tool you can place on the desktop to stop the service for you is Leave Me Alone! All you have to do is run it and click the button, then “Windows Update” or “Automatic Updates” will be stopped until you restart the service or reboot.

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