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Disable prompts to Restart after Windows Update on XP Home

Disable prompts to Restart after Windows Update on XP Home

All of the users on a single Windows XP Home machine want the 10-minute "you need to restart" dialogs to go away, as this machine is running LONG running jobs that cannot withstand a reboot for another 60 days.

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Guest [Entry]

"Run gpedit.msc to bring up the policy editor.

Edit:

Local Computer Policy
Computer Configuration
Administrative Templates
Windows Components
Windows Update

You can set the ""Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installation"" option to enabled, then set the value to something large (I use 600 = 10 hours so I only get nagged once per day).

Alternatively set the 'No auto-restart for schedule Automatic Updates installations"" to enabled."
Guest [Entry]

Stop the Automatic Updates service.