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How can I prevent Windows from prompting to restart my computer after an update?

How can I prevent Windows from prompting to restart my computer after an update?

On XP Home how can I prevent Windows from ever trying to restart my computer after an update? XP Home has no Group Policy Editor.

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Guest [Entry]

"Launch regedit.exe
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE/Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU.
Under the AU key create a new DWORD value called “NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers”.
Set newly created value to “1” to disable the automatic reboot."
Guest [Entry]

"As an alternative to Kirill's solution, the Group Policy Editor can be used if it's available (it's not available in some editions of Windows):

1) Open the Group Policy Editor (Run > gpedit.msc)

2) Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components -> Windows Update

3) Double click the No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations setting

4) Set it to Enabled

5) Click OK and then just close the Group Policy Editor

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