Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Solved: Disabling the auto-reboot feature associated with Automatic Updates

Q: Solved: Disabling the auto-reboot feature associated with Automatic Updates


I'm trying to disable that horrible auto-restart feature, but I can only get so far because I'm computer illiterate.

Can someone translate the directions into lay(wo)man's terms? I know I first need to get into the registry, but I don't know how to get there. I know I need to edit HKEY_something_something, but I'm not sure which one or what it needs to be changed to. Etc, etc.


Preferred Solution: Solved: Disabling the auto-reboot feature associated with Automatic Updates

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Solved: Disabling the auto-reboot feature associated with Automatic Updates

Read other 15 answers

Hi, all:

1) Does setting Windows Updates to "notify for download and notify for install" via GP edit also disable Device Driver automatic installation?
2) Or does disabling automatic device driver installation need to be configured separately?
3) If the latter (separate setting), is it advisable to do so, despite the ominous warning from M$ that "your device may not work as expected"?

I followed Brink's characteristically excellent tutorial for GP edit here: Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 to "notify for download and notify for install" (Thanks for that!).

So my questions center on whether doing so will also prevent automatic device driver installation, or whether I need to and/or should configure that setting separately?

M$'s ominous warning seems to be strongly discouraging users from disabling automatic device driver updates and "realistic icons"().
For my OEM XP, Vista and 7 systems, I have always gotten drivers -- WHEN NEEDED -- from the OEM, not via Windows Update, as the OEMs historically have done a better job than M$ in offering the needed drivers for their computers.

Is that still true under Win10?
Assuming that disabling automatic Windows Updates does NOT also disable automatic device driver updates, should I disable automatic device driver installation on this OEM Win10 box?



A:Does disabling automatic Win Updates include automatic Device Driver?

Hello MM,

That will stop drivers from automatically being installed in Windows Update, but won't stop drivers from being available in Windows Update.

If you don't want drivers to be available in Windows Update, then you can disable this using the tutorial below. If disabled, you'll have to manually update (download and install) your drivers from the manufacturer.

Driver Updates in Windows Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 10driver-updates-windows-update-enable-disable-windows-10-a.html

The first tutorial below you posted will turn on/off automatic installation of drivers for devices. However, I would recommend to also disable automatic updates in the second tutorial below to be safe.

Device Driver Automatic Installation - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

Read other 1 answers

Think I have virus/malware on computer. Computer is running very slow, I have run my antivirus but nothing picked up and not sure what else to try?

Read other answers

This problem just started occurring today. Whenever I lock the computer, then unlock it, automatic updates turns itself off and the red alert pops up in the taskbar. Same goes for when I restart the computer.

How can I fix this? I never turned them off and when I try to re-enable them, the security center tells me that it can't re-enable them for some reason, so I have to do it manually. However, the problem persists even after I turn them back on.

A:Automatic updates keeps disabling itself?!

Does anyone know how I can fix this other than manually re-enabling it every time?

Read other 1 answers

Does enabling this option in the Group Policy work? Is it normal for this notification in the settings to continue reading that updates will be installed automatically, despite enabling the "Notify before downloading and installing" option?

A:Question about disabling automatic updates.

Yes it works and yes that message is normal. I have that set and it is working as intended.

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

Read other 1 answers


My computer keeps getting popups and my automatic updates to windows was disabled. Below is my Hijackthis log.

I will appreciate any help with this problem. Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:16:20 AM, on 12/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Mic... Read more

A:Popups and disabling of automatic updates


Read other 3 answers

I can be in the middle of anything, a game, a paper being written, or a job being done... my windows update will automatically install an update, but sometimes will not ask me if I want to restart my PC.. it will automatically shut me down and restart.

I thought there was a way to disable it, but I can't find anything. I know that in Windows XP I could do so using the Group Policy service.. however, I cannot find a GP in Vista.

Does anyone have a clue as how to stop this from happening?

I feel like I am missing something here.

A:Help Disabling Automatic Restart for Windows Updates

The best way is to change the auto windows update behavior.

Control Panel>Windows Update>Change Settings

Now select "Download Updates but let me choose whether to install them" Hit OK.

Now you control when updates are installed.

Read other 1 answers

I have Adobe Reader 8, and the Adobe Updater comes up every time I start it. I've disabled automatic updates in Updater, and I can't find an option for it anywhere inside of Reader. The only time Updater appears (besides when I want it to) is when I start Reader. Does anyone have any idea how to disable this? I do use Updater so I don't want to "break" it... I just want it to stop running every time I start Reader.

A:Disabling Adobe Reader 8 automatic updates?

Completely uninstall that bloated piece of junk and get any of the many small, free, and efficient PDF reader programs, like FoxIt Reader. You'll be glad you did.

Read other 3 answers

I have disabled automatic updates on my Win XP. Now i get a red shield in my taskbar which is a bit annoying.

How do i set it so that red shield is not there (without enabling auto updates again. he he).


A:Disabling Auto Updates

Read other 10 answers

4/17/09 UpdateI'm updating this because I followed the advice that Sam gave in this thread:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...pdates+disabledBecause the poster had the same/similar problem that I did. I ran the OTlist and Malwarebytes, even removed the multiple old versions of Java that I had. This seems to have completely fixed the problem. I was able to update Windows to SP 3 last night. I haven't seen any pop-ups today and my automatic updates don't appear to be getting disabled anymore.I'm not changing the original info that was here, just for background info. When someone has a moment to look (no rush, clearly), I'd like to run a new scan or two and post just to be sure I haven't missed anything. You guys rock!!!______________________________________________________________________________Hello! Hopefully I'm doing this correctly. Feel free to verbally kick my butt if I am not. I am new here, but I did read the instructions first, so here's hoping....I have an unknown infection on my computer. I'm getting pop-ups while using both Firefox and IE. I admittedly don't have the most recent (or anywhere close to it) Windows updates. I tried to correct that last night and found that whatever has infected my computer is disabling automatic updates, so I am unable to get the updates done.Editing my post because I probably should've included that the anti-virus I ran was ClamWin. The log of the virus scan and subsequent memory scan are here:Scan Started W... Read more

A:Unknown virus, disabling automatic windows updates

Hello, my name is fenzodahl512 and welcome to Bleeping Computer.. Please do the following....Please download The Comedian.exe to your desktopDouble click the program to run it. It will only take around several minutes to run.It will do a series of tasks and tell you when each one is finished.You will be prompted to press any key after each stepWhen it is done it will close and exit itself automatically.You can delete The_Comedian.exe once it is finishedNEXTPlease download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HERE or HERENote: If you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, just run and update it.. Then do a "Perform Full Scan"Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you wi... Read more

Read other 23 answers

So I'll explain what happens:I start the computer, I noticed the message popping up, informing me about automatic updates that are turned off appearantly. So I click the button to turn it back on and this is what I get: (It's dutch)It saids:Securitycentre can't change the configuration of Automatic updates. Try to change these configurations through "system" of the configurationscreen. Select on the tab Automatic updates the option "Automatic (recommended)" and click OK afterwards.I'm not that good at translating, but this should be what it said.I did try what they said and I saw that it was already turned on, even then they still show the message. So I just have to turn it off and turn it back on again. BUT, once I restart my computer (which is not needed after I changed the option), the message pops up again and when I go check the configuration, it's still the way it was. ON.It's not that big of a problem, but it's still annoying.I hope you guys know a sollution to this.

A:Automatic Updates Auto-off


Read other 6 answers

I have seen many posts asking for help after automatic updates; freezing, etc.
This article (that I took from Karlsnooks of Seven Forums) will prevent that problem. The problem is caused by the conflict with many reboots from the many updates that come every month.

Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart - Windows 7 Forums

This will work equally well with Vista.

Read other answers

Hello there !!!

I'm using Windows 10 Home and i have the problem that Windows doesn't shutdown itself after it has rebooted due to automatic installation of updates (pc wakes up in the night and reboots but doesn't shutdown). I usually use the deep hibernation to power off my pc (i have that strange feeling it could cause my problems with the auto updates in Windows, but i can't renounce to use it). Any idea how to fix that?


Read other answers

Windows 10 seems to like rebooting without my permission - such as when I have a fullscreen game open, and I also miss the notification to postpone. How do I disable this? I don't have windows pro and thus cant use gpedit. The registry keys various pages suggested editing don't seem to exist.

I don't want to turn off windows update, I just want my laptop to never ever restart on its own, its a ridiculous "feature".

Any help much appreciated

A:Disable automatic reboot for updates

In the run dialog box (winkey + R) type "gpedit.msc" (without quotations), hit enter
Navigate to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update
Double click on "No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations"
Enable it and click apply

Read other 23 answers


I am running the home edition of windows 7 as fresh install and I have just come across a limitation i can't seem to get beyond.

I want to enable the "No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates" which I would normally do using gpedit.msc, which of course isn't available in the home edition

question is does anyone know where i need to add the registry key as the folder hierarchy isn't the same as vista so the normal route HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU doesn't exist

any ideas ??

A:No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates

no help here

Read other 3 answers

How can I prevent a PC from automatically rebooting after the Windows Updates have completed?

I know when I am using the computer, I can click the "Restart Later" box that comes up at the most inopportune times, but when I have the PC "locked", it still reboots in the middle of the night.

I have a server that does NOT do this, but a couple XP boxes that do. Is there a reghack that can be done to make the updates on the XP boxes act the same as a server?

A:Disable automatic reboot after Windows Updates?

Read other 12 answers

Less than two months ago did a clean re-install of Windows 8 Pro 64 bit, updated to 8.1, and installed all the following updates. At first everything was fine, but for the past couple of weeks or so I keep getting a message in action center that I should turn automatic updates on, even if I turn it on, next reboot it's back to being off again. I decided to run 'sfc /scannow' and it found errors that it could not repair. I then ran 'dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth' and while that fixed the errors that sfc could not, my problem persists. I'm not sure what to do next. If any PC specs are needed to help diagnose my issue, I have updated my profile so it reflects my current PC configuration.

A:Automatic Windows Updates Disabled After Every Reboot

What is your installed security program and have you run any other scans?

Read other 8 answers

Greetings fellow people,
I have a Dell Studio 1735 running Vista Ultimate 32-bit.
Recently I updated Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and downloaded a couple of .mp3 music files.
At the same time I also noticed a strange error with my laptop..
Everytime I turn my machine on, I get this 'red shield with an [X]' icon on my taskbar.
When I click it, I get taken to windows security center and my [Automatic updating] is disabled.
On rare occasions, ALL of the items in windows security center are disabled.
So I turn it back 'em on; only to have it disabled on my next startup.
I suspected I may have a malware issue here so I ran a couple of full scans.
MSE found nothing.
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware came out empty as well.
IObit Malware Fighter also landed on nothing.
Right now I have no solutions to this problem.
I'm seeking some advice and any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance.
P.S. My recently downloaded .mp3 files have not been removed as I do not know if this issue is related to them.

A:Windows Automatic Updates Automatically Disables After Reboot

Hey man,
can you get onto your OS at all.  Meaning in normal boot or in Safe mode?
Do you have more than one antivirus running, if so the new or other antivirus will always try to disable security center being that with the expection of MBAM you dont want two antiviruses running, they will fight eachother. 
To stop the issue try this

After you login
Press Windows key + R
Type: services.msc
Scroll down to Windows Defender
Select it make sure it is running and it is status is set to Automatic.
If not fixed AND if you have another antivirus you can either delete the 3rd party antivirus, or in this same services.msc turn off windows defender, which most antiviruses will do for you be default.
Still broken
this is from www.answers.microsoft.com
But BEFORE you do any of this please backup your files and make a recovery disc so IF something happens you can get back to at least where you are now.  If you have any questions please ask me before you post.  I will check back around noon CST USA.
Try the above stuff first and reboot, then do the below, but BACKUP first  here is a guide from Microsoft.com
Consider changing the way Security Center alerts to disable the warning.
There have been some recent reports of this situation. It may be due to a miscommunication between MSE and the WMI database. It may also be due to undetected malware.
Some people report that opening MSE, performing an update check and ... Read more

Read other 4 answers


I have Windows update set to automatic. After every reboot there is a cross in Action Centre on the toolbar. I have to go in and switch back to automatic every time. Updates work normally and the PC is up to date.
I think this started when I installed Bitdefender Total Security 2015 but cant be certain. I know it's not a huge deal to switch it on but I'm worried something is not right.



A:Auto updates switches off after every reboot.

Quote: Originally Posted by jonmal


I have Windows update set to automatic. After every reboot there is a cross in Action Centre on the toolbar. I have to go in and switch back to automatic every time. Updates work normally and the PC is up to date.
I think this started when I installed Bitdefender Total Security 2015 but cant be certain. I know it's not a huge deal to switch it on but I'm worried something is not right.



Try to un-install Bit-defender, and install Avast.

Lets see if the problem continues then.

Do you preform regular Scans on your PC?

Read other 4 answers


I was hit by Live Security Platinum. I managed to uninstall it manually, but then my PC started rebooting after one minute. I solved that with Windows Defender Offline, and cleaned up Sirefef with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes and MSE says that I'm clean, but I cannot start Windows Firewall or Windows Updates.

I got various error messages when trying to start WF, so I installed ZoneAlarm's firewall. WF is listed in Services, but when I try to start it, it says Windows could not start the Windows Firewall on Local Computer.(Edit: I followed the suggestions from http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprosecurity/thread/5366225a-46e7-4d6c-a389-8bd18a5c3aad and it works now!)

When I try to run Windows Update it says that Windows could not search for new updates with a 80244018 error. But when I try to search from Microsoft Updates it finds 18 updates. However, when I try to install them, they all fail and it says Some updates were not installed with a 80246008 error. (Edit: I stopped the service and renamed Windows\SoftwareDistribution. I am now able to update from MS Updates, but not from sys admin.)

I'm running Win7-64. I'm in the process of moving, so I don't have my Win7 DVD, but I have the files on my backup drive, so maybe I can make a bootable DVD or USB.

I delete old restore points with CCcleaner, but always keep one. But now I don't see any, so maybe Sirefef delete that one, too?

Here is DDS.txt. I wasn't abl... Read more

A:Cleaned Sirefef and auto reboot, but can't start firewall and updates


I've managed to sort out most of my problems. The remaining Windows Updates problem was actually caused by some old registry entries from when I once joined a domain.

But when I had solved that, I realized that I couldn't start the Security Center from the Action Center. But http://windowsxp.mvps.org/helpsvcfix.htm fixed that.

So now everything SEEMS to work and be clean, but I would be grateful if you could please take a quick look at the log file to see if there's anything.that looks like a leftover from the Trojan.


Read other 3 answers

Hi, Lost the auto run feature again. I think I received help from this forum previously to correct this, and it worked. I would appreciate the link again to get this feature back Using Win XP pro, SP 2 installed. This time I'll put the info on file. Thanks again for the help.

A:Solved: No Auto Run Feature

Previous Post

If you click on your name in your first post, you will get the option to "Find all posts by ...".
Select it and browse through to find a previous post.
Or, if you post a lot, use the search feature with keywords and you should be able to find it there.

Read other 3 answers

Suddenly on my comcast.net cable modem I cannot access the internet.
When I go to my wired network connection I get that is set for automatic private ip addressing. The ip address is in the 169.254.xxx.xxx range with a subnet mask of
I know this is not what I want. When I hook the same cable on another computer I get connected using a 192.168.xxx.xxx address.
TCP/IP is setup on the xp 2002 media center edition computer to obtain an ip address automatically and obtain DNS server address automatically.

What can I do so that it doesn't try to use automatic private ip addressing?


A:Solved: Disabling automatic ip address

Read other 8 answers

Used to be that whenever I would put in a CD, a USB flash drive or a zip drive disk--a window would pop up and ask me how I would like to OPEN this device or CD. Now I don't have that feature any more! I went into "properties" and clicked on the "AUTO PLAY" tab then clicked "mixed content" and then "Prompt me each time to choose a action"---still no go! I went to the Microsoft website and found this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330135 ---but I am afraid to get into the registry unless I really have too!

Any suggestions how I can get this feature to work again.

This started after I had a spyware problem that you guys helped me fix--please don't think that I am pointing any fingers--because you all did a great job helping me out. And I know that sometimes when one thing gets fixed another can pop up! The only reason that I am mentioning it is so you have as much info as possible.

A:[SOLVED] Auto Play feature not working

First try this auto play fix tool from microsoft


and if it didnt help you take back up of registry OR create system restore point and then try

Steps to create restore point

Press Start > press Run > type %SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe > press ok.

* On the Welcome to System Restore page > press create a restore point >press next.
* On create a restore point page > type a name for the restore point and then click create.
* After the restore point has been created > press close.

Steps to take back up of registry

1. Go to Start > click Run.
2. A box open, type regedit and then press OK.
3. Press the root subkey that contains all the child subkeys and values that you want to back up.
4. On the File menu >press Export.
5. In the Save in box > select a location where you want to save the registration Entries (.reg) file > type a file name in the File name box and at last click Save.

Read other 2 answers

Hi everyone. I am running a Windows XP Professional computer. Anyway, I had a problem with Automatic Update staying on all day and not downloading anything so I disabled Automatic Update and restarted XP. Unfortunately, the process that controls Automatic Update (wuauclt.exe) is still running even after the reboot. Can anyone tell me why and should I worry about this?

A:[Solved] Wuauclt.exe still running even after disabling Automatic Update?

Do Start > Run > Services.msc
Double click on Automatic Updates
Change Startup Type to Manual
Click on the Stop button to stop the process
OK your way out.

Read other 3 answers

How do I go about doing this?
I'm using IE6, and whenever I go onto a search engine and start typing a query, a huge box of previous searches appears. I want to get rid of this, but erasing the browser's history doesn't seem to do the job. Any ideas?

A:(Solved) Disabling auto-complete on IE

Welcome to TSG!
There are three items in AutoComplete you will have to make a decision on. URL Completion, Forms, Names and Passwords.
The particular one you are referring to is the either URL or Forms depending on where you are in a webpage.
Go to IE\Tools\Internet Options\Content\Auto complete.
You have a choice to clear current or disable by removing the Check from the appropriate box.


Read other 3 answers

W=2000XP.IE6,, About 2 months ago, I { && many, many others } had problems with MS automatic updates.Seems a couple of the updates did more damage than anything else. I had to go into Safe Mode to restore my computer to an earlier date. All is running very well, now, with automatic updates turned off. I do get the pop-up at the bottom telling me this alert, but I ignore. ONLY thing is, I am NOT updating anything right now !! I am unsure of what I need & what I don't need, or what may damage my computer. I am fairly computer experienced & don't know the best way to custom install a few updates, here & there, as are best for my system. What is the BEST way for me to keep the system safe , as far as updates go ??

A:Solved: Microsoft updates= disconnected automatic updates & am leary, now !

Read other 7 answers

I have Symantec Antivirus that I got from a university. Everytime I try to enable it, it disables again like 2 seconds after or doesn't enable at all. The program version is and scan engine is I did a scan and found nothing. Here is the log file from Hijack this.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:49:44 PM, on 10/18/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPOSDSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\SharpSoft\Vista Battery Saver\VistaBatterySaver.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPONSCR.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Zoom\TpScrex.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\Clean Access Agent\CCAAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sideba... Read more

A:Solved: Symantec AntiVirus keeps Disabling Auto Protect

nvm, fixed it by system restore back a day.

Read other 1 answers

I'm running a Dell PC with XP, and I just downloaded Norton AntiVirus from my university. Everything works except AutoProtect won't stay enabled. In the menu the check box for that option says "Enable Auto-Protect (Disabled)", regardless of whether or not I check the box, "(Disabled)" remains. When I try to enable AutoProtect from the AntiVirus program running in the taskbar, it enables for a second and then disables itself. I suspect malware. Any ideas? Below is my HJT log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 1:07:06 AM, on 1/29/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sv... Read more

A:Solved: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect keeps disabling!

Read other 16 answers

On Dec. 22nd, 2014, Microsoft Tech Escalations' final answer to determine why my Updates were being disabled at reboot was to create another user acct & delete my original acct.It didn't work. Afterwards, I removed Vosteran and Ask.com on my own from Chrome browser. I removed stuff like mysearchdial, brain something and another 'my'. Today, I ran that adware and removed util megabrowse. Still disabling at reboot.

Every day I check.Every day i see that no updates were ever done and there are never any that are required (probably due to the new acct which has caused much mischief.). Every day, 2x a day, i run Updates, BitDefender and Malwarebytes.

Oh, Escalations created a restore point on 12/22 and a couple of days ago Updates troubleshooter created another one berfore it determined there were no problems. Are the two created for the same purpose or for different ones ...

Today, I went online for more info and found that a windows update released early 12/2014 was glitched and the new one just released last week could be manually uploaded. My updates say there are no new ones. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/system-security/fl/patch-tuesday.htm
However, this article below says the problem is specific to Windows 7, particularly 64-bit. I followed its instructions and could not find Update KB3004394 in order to replace it with the new one.
Could it be the bad patch ... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7-64 bit Updates disabling

Read other 6 answers

Hi all,

Running XP Home on an Acer Aspire, on startup it gets me to the point where I have to select my user and enter my password. There is then a beep and the computer reboots again. And so we go round and round...

I can enter the Boot Menu (F12 key) or setup (DEL key) and tried getting it to boot from the Acer System OS CD disc but that didn't work either. I note the disc refers to XP Home SP2 and I'm sure I'm using SP3 now so maybe that didn't help. But now I'm getting to the end of my limited knowledge.

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated and a result will definitely attract a donation

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Automatic reboot on startup

Try pressing the F8 key repeatedly at boot to gain access to the Advanced Options screen. Then choose, "Last Known Good Configuration."

If that doesn't help, do the F8 again and this time select "Disable reboot on system failure." That wll possibly allow for getting an error screen when it refuses to boot so we can read the text it presents and possibly get a clue as to what is causing the problem.

Read other 3 answers

How do I disable the auto snap feature so that when dragging a window it does not resize itself to the full screen?

A:Disabling Autosnap feature?

control panel
ease of access
make the mouse easier to use
check the box - prevent windows from being automatically arranged

click apply and OK and reboot
and further info on auto snap

Read other 1 answers

Does any know how to disable the right click feature in the start menu (Documents, programs, etc..)

A:Disabling Right click feature

Read other 11 answers

I recently downloaded a Microsoft Security update that came with an annoying web browser feature. Below are Microsoft's instructions for disabling this feature. Can anyone translate this into English for me? What are the steps I need to take? i.e. 1) Run Regedit 2) Type etc...

How to disable the new default behavior for handling user information in HTTP or HTTPS URLs
To disable the new default behavior in Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer, create iexplore.exe and explorer.exe DWORD values in one of the following registry keys and set their value data to 0.
For all users of the program, set the value in the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_HTTP_USERNAME_PASSWORD_DISABLE

For the current user of the program only, set the value in the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_HTTP_USERNAME_PASSWORD_DISABLE

A:Disabling annoying feature

You will need to do some reading , quite simple once you have done it , always backup the registry to somewhere safe , before changes .

Registry tutorials .


Read other 1 answers

I would like to disable the login in window that appreas on when the computer starts up (where you enter your username and password). All I want is to have the pc start up and go directly to the desktop, since I am the only one that uses this pc.


A:Disabling login feature

Read other 9 answers

Running Windows XP Pro on an older built-box system.

I have turned off Windows Updates by the common method and even turned off the service; but, all of that seems insufficient to discourage tampering by visiting family members who want to turn it back on. Is there more I can do to make it more difficult for tampering family members to re-enable Windows Updates?

Here's why: This person is in his late 80s and somewhat savvy enough to handle his e-mail and web browsing. At some point after restoring his computer to original configuration, it went into a boot loop. I restored it again and it went into another boot loop a couple of days later. I suspected Windows Update so I disabled it. That held until he had visiting family members who re-enabled it and it went into another boot loop. I disabled it again and disabled the service and that held for the better part of a year until someone re-enabled it again.

Updating his computer to a later version of Windows is not an option as it would cause too much confusion for the old guy. I already get enough calls from him about how to do things he's always known how to do before and changing his OS and e-mail (Eudora will not run on later versions) would 'turn over the apple cart'.

So, what else can I do to further cripple Windows Updates?

A:Solved: Disabling Windows Updates -- Completely

Read other 14 answers

hi guys I have a basic question my friends computer got hijack , I do not know how badit is , but what she is telling me sounds pretty bad , I'll check out later .my question is since she is running windows xp home edition do I have to disable the system restore feature before I start fixing it.

A:disabling the system restore feature on xp

Read other 16 answers

How can I stop a certain user account on Windows XP to not be able to open certain programs. And not being able to print or go to certain folders, like Control Panel and stuff?

A:User account feature disabling?

Hey martynball,
first you must tell me are you talking about domain environment or is it workgroup???
You need to prevent user to use certain programs and to open or modify some files +
to disable Control Panel, Shutdown command for example, Run... button, Internet access and stuff...
Will tell you after you tell me is this domain environment or workgroup...
Report back please...

Read other 1 answers

I turned my computer on this morning, and began to search for something on Google....however, all of a sudden it is popping up all of these "autosuggestions"...I havent installed any type of programs lately or any browser helpers, so I dont know why it would have started this all of a sudden.

I'm not talking about auto complete. It is bringing up suggestions. For example, if I wanted to search for the word "bible", it begins by listing words that start with "b" and as I type the word out, it narrows down the search results (such as when I type "bi" it brings up "suggestions" such as "Big Brother" and "Bit torrent" and tells me how many times those particular terms have been searched for.

I have looked in the Internet Options box but have not been able to figure out how to turn this feature off. I have searched on Google's site and other help forums as well. Anyone know how to fix this??? It drives me crazy! I want my "auto complete" back....

I have IE6, SP2, Windows XP.

A:Need Help Disabling Google's "autosuggest" Feature

Hi javygirl178 ,I understand you have Google toolbar.On the Google toolbar click on Settings > select Options > under tab Features press Search Box Settings and then uncheck the box next to Suggest Popular searches.

Read other 1 answers

I wish to disable the Opera 9.01 build 8552 from using its built in torrent manager. As in other browsers, I wish to be asked where to save the torrent file when I click on its link.
Is there anyway to do this?

A:Disabling torrent download feature in Opera 9

Read other 9 answers

Dell XPS 410 desktop Windows Vista...

Computer had bootup problems freezing at the Vista running bar. Ran System Repair and system booted normally. Chkdsk found and repaired some files. System continued to run very slow and noticed doing repair scans (Malwarebytes, Combofix, etc) that when a reboot is required, the system would shutdown normally, but the screen remained black and the Dell welcome screen and Vista restart would not happen. I could hear the fans running and the power button light would be on. After waiting at least 15 min, I would hold the power button for the 4 seconds and power off the system. Restarting the system from cold works fine.

Got tired trying to find the slow running problem, so did a nuke and pave of Vista from the Dell disk, did the many updates thru SP2 and reinstalled drivers and the apps.

But during the reboots for the updates and app installs again the computer would shutdown and would not begin the bootup process. I would hold the power button till the system shuts all the way down then restart. Everything is working fine except for this problem.

Crystal Disk Info shows HD a Good, ran MemTest 86 and all is good.


A:Solved: Dell XPS 410 No auto reboot

Try another power supply.

Read other 1 answers


I am constantly rebooting by itself without warning. After the reboot, it showed an error message like [ this]. I have forgotten to grab the screenshot but the minidump is attached together with the required report. At first I thought it was the OS. I reinstalled the OS on last Saturday and it was fine until last night when the system is giving me the same problem.

Prior to OS reinstallation, I ran a Windows repair using the setup disk. The problem was gone for a day or two. I've also noticed a thing -- it only happened when the PC is left idle, at least that was what I observed.

Here's the details of my desktop:OS - Windows 7
x86 (32-bit)
What was original installed OS on system? None, custom-built PC
full retail version
Age of system (hardware) - more than 2 years
Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? Reinstalled on 4th June 2011
CPU - AMD Athlon 64, 1800 MHz
Video Card - nVidia GeForce 6600 LE, 256MB
MotherBoard - Abit KN8
Power Supply: Can't recall brand, 450W

Appreciate your input and thanks!

A:[SOLVED] Auto-reboot on Windows 7 32-bit

Temporarily uninstall BitDefender and any related programs for the time being. See if things stabilize afterwards.

The problem here is consistent. There's an issue reported by your NTFS file system filter. In every case the current running process was vsserv.exe which is related to BitDefender. BitDefender may be trying to filter stuff during I/O file operations and is sending back bad data. Either way, BitDefender is most likely the culprit here.

Read other 2 answers

My computer has been like this for the past months, every minute, every hour, every seconds. it reboots, shutdown, and hibernate automatically, and sometimes wait for around 5-10mins before it my pc turn on. I full scanned my computer but found nothing. Can someone help me? This is my Hijack log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:17:59 PM, on 11/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\AutoDetector\monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\SpeedBit Video Accelerator\VideoAccelerator.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\SchSvr\SchSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
... Read more

A:auto reboot, auto shutdown, auto hibernate ~_~

I see you have My Web Search installed. Do you use this?

Most of the time, this is actually malware.


every minute, every hour, every seconds.
That's a very broad piece of information. So you are saying sometimes
you get hours out of your PC before it shutsdown/hibernates?

Read other 3 answers

My computer has been like this for the past months, every minute, every hour, every seconds. it reboots, shutdown, and hibernate automatically, and sometimes wait for around 5-10mins before it my pc turn on. I full scanned my computer but found nothing. Can someone help me?

A:auto reboot, auto shutdown, auto hibernate

You need to check Control Panel, Power Options. (screenshot)

Note the tabs. In this dialog you set your options and they are set for the Power Scheme shown. In Laptops, there are usually 2 schemes listed, one for AC powered and a separate for Battery powered.

Desktop OR AC powered Laptop, the only thing you MAY want to turn off is your Monitor.

Read other 1 answers

Hello There

I am using Windows Xp and have recently had probelm with Automatic updates . When I log on The Automatic update facility is showing has switched off . I can not turn the Auto update on through security centre.

I found a help site www.amset.info.co.uk where there were 3 programmes written for repair/reset/reinstall of the Auto update facility . When running these progs the Auto update facility is shown to be working . But when I log off and restart a new session the Auto update facility is once again showing has been switched off and I have to re-run the re-install system to allow me to access the Auto update facility . So whilst this programme has helped me access Auto update it does not save any changes or something is stopping me saving these changes .

I have run progs to detect spyware ( Malwarebytes ) and to clean the Registry ( Regcure ) but this does not have appeared to help .

Any suggestions out there ?

Many thanks


A:[SOLVED] Automatic Updates

please see this support link

Read other 2 answers

Hi,I've just got rid of the Ucleaner 2008 and Ultimate Defender 2008, spyware, but I suspect I still have some spyware because I get periodic pop-ups, the automatic updates can't be enabled and the keyboard only inserts some letters, even if I typed correctly. Most Of the times I have to type the letters twice.
My bitdefender doesn't detect any viruses or something, which is strange. By the way, I've got Windows XP Service Pack 2, Bit Defender 2008 Total. Thanks for the replies and sorry for my bad typing.

A:Solved: Need help with automatic updates!!! PLEASE HELP

Read other 9 answers

for some reason i cannot now get automatic updates for windows or office. i have chacked that the automatic update is on in the settings. i get the message that i need to be running explorer 5 or higher but i am running version 7.also system restore goes through the motion of restoring but then says it cannot be restored to that point.any ideas please

Thank you for your interest in obtaining updates from our site.

To use this site, you must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later.

To upgrade to the latest version of the browser, go to the Internet Explorer Downloads website.

If you prefer to use a different web browser, you can obtain updates from the Microsoft Download Center or you can stay up to date with the latest critical and security updates by using Automatic Updates. To turn on Automatic Updates:

erroe message
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Depending on which Control Panel view you use, Classic or Category, do one of the following:
Click System, and then click the Automatic Updates tab.
Click Performance and Maintenance, click System, and then click the Automatic Updates tab.
Click the option that you want. Make sure Automatic Updates is not turned off.

Read other answers