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How to disable the annoying pop-up window after automatic updates are installed on Windows XP

How to disable the annoying pop-up window after automatic updates are installed on Windows XP

I'm running Windows XP SP3. After automatic updates are installed, there shows up an annoying pop-up window every 10 minutes that tells me whether I want to restart the machine now or later. This interrupts my work as it pops up in the middle of an important process.

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Guest [Entry]

"Short answer from Lifehacker:


To stop this service, open [Command
Prompt] (Start>Run>cmd>Enter)
Type the following command sc stop
wuauserv.


This will not prevent
Automatic Updates from starting at the
next boot. So don't worry, you'll keep
getting Windows updates. Just don't
forget to restart eventually.

or try:

Now, to get rid of it:


Start
Run
gpedit.msc
Local Computer Policy
Computer Configuration
Administrative Templates
Windows Components / Windows Update
Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations


Jeff has a post with some more explanations around it if you're interested"