How to Disable Windows 7 Auto Update Restart

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Windows 7 automatic updates is an important feature to keep your computer updated and secure by installing security patches & the latest bug fixes. While it keeps your computer away from any common threats, the process can be somehow annoying especially when it persistently nags for a computer restart/reboot. You can delay the process up to 4 hours but there isn’t an option to disable it. Fortunately it can be easily disabled through Local Group Policy Editor.

How to Disable Windows 7 Auto Update Restart

1. Click the Start menu and type in “gpedit.msc” in the search box and press enter. The Local Group Policy Editor will popup.

2. On the left pane, expand to “Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components” and select Windows Update.

3. Double click on “No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations” option.Change the option from “Not Configured” to “Enabled”. Click OK & close Local Group Policy Editor. So no more Windows restart after automatically installing updates.

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