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Q: how to supress windows restart pop up after automatic updates

i am using a windows xp professional version 2002 sp3 laptop.

automatic updates have been installed on my pc and it pops up a window saying

"updating your computer is almost complete. you must restart your computer for the updates to take effect. do you want to restart your computer now ? or 'restart later'"

I dont want to restart now. hence when i am clicking on restart later, the pop up is coming up after another 15 minutes or so.

i went to task manager-> processes -> and ended the process called wuauclt.exe which is responsible for this process, but i notice that this process is automatically started within another 10 seconds .

though i understand that , it is good for me to restart my laptop and have a successful install of my updates, I still want to know of a method to
supress these updates until i like to restart my laptop

Hope somebody could help

thank you all in anticipation,

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A: how to supress windows restart pop up after automatic updates

guys , somebody please write back

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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.
 

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My new laptop ran Dell Updates overnight a couple of days ago and I had to power it up the next morning, only to discover it was a complete restart and the programs I had open were closed. Luckily I think I was able to recover everything from the closed applications, but is there a way to tell Dell Updates when I want to restart the computer?
Also, I was able to do this with Windows 10 before the anniversary update, but the option seems to have disappeared in the settings now.

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Hi there. From searching on forums, this is quite an issue. But everybody suggests to go to gpedit.msc. My OS (Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) does NOT have that function. There is a folder for policies, but it is empty. Also, the settings for updates does not have any option of that nature. So what do you do to prevent Windows from restarting automatically after applying an update?

A:Automatic restart after updates

You should have group policies do you have admin?

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I have a XP Pro machine at home and I am in the process of doing some things that will take a long time to complete (several hours). The problem is, Automatic Update just updated and keeps prompting me to restart. I know if I just leave the PC, it will eventually restart on its own which will kill everything I am doing right now. How do I disable automatic restarting so it doesn't do this? I don't have a server or active directory running. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks

A:XP Pro, Disable Restart After Automatic Updates

Nevermind I figured it out

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000294.html

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hiya,

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

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The title says it all. I included my .zip from the SF Diagnostic Tool.

I initially had a different processor and motherboard, but after changing both of those due to failures, everything is now working fine, until I do a restart.

The main restart issue is that it gets stuck in an automatic repair loop until I can get to Safe Mode and then restarting from there somehow undoes the updates from Windows Update.

If I keep those updates off, though, and just try to do a general restart, I get a BSOD Watchdog error. I'll include that log, just in case. It'll be in CBS.zip since I'm including the whole CBS folder from Windows\Logs.

I'm really not sure what's wrong here. Thanks for your help and I'll update this post or post more info, if need be. Thanks again.

A:BSOD-Watchdog Restart; Automatic Repair Loop after updates

We'll try to fix the BSOD issues. If that doesn't work, then I'll send you over to the Windows Updates & Activation forums for some expert assistance with your CBS logs.

Your BIOS dates from 2013. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard. If possible, use the "inside Windows" flash mechanism (if your OEM provides one).

SAlpham64 is blamed in the WER section of MSINFO32. This belongs to your SteelSeries Keyboard Driver. Please uninstall it immediately. Also, if you're able, try another keyboard. After the system is stabilized, feel free to download and install a fresh copy of the latest, Win8.1 compatible version of the keyboard drivers.

Please note the drivers below that date from before the release of Windows 8.1 (17 Oct 2013) - check to see that each and every one is compatible w/Windows 8.1 (at the manufacturer's website). If not, you must either remove the device and it's software - or locate a Windows 8.1 compatible update on the web. Removing some drivers may make the system unstable - so if you're unable to find updates, post back for info on the one's that can/cannot be safely removed.

The drivers that are struckout don't have updates available (AFAIK).
DO NOT del... Read more

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/topic/81980-windows-10-home-disable-automatic-updates-enable-updates-on-demand/

 

A:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

Those are good instructions. Clear and concise.

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com...e-automatic-updates-enable-updates-on-demand/
 

A:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

I got some updates last night and unfortunately my fix didn't work so I'll unpin this topic.
 

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I'm a system admin full of users that don't bother to install the windows patches and updates. Well I've setup the desktops to automatically check, download, and install the updates.

Does this only check at the time specified?

Does it only download critical updates? windows updates? drivers?

Does it prompt the user when it's downloading and installing? Does it force them to restart their machines?
 

A:windows automatic updates isn't so automatic

If you're talking about Auto Updates in XP, then you can specify an exact time for the updater to check and download and install the updates. RIGHT click My Computer/Auto Update Tab. Otherwise, depending on the internet connection, update looks only once a day I believe. ONLY critical updates are brought down, you must visit the site for driver and other updates.
 

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Hello everyone,

I have searched around a bit to see if others have ran into this problem, but I have had no luck so far. When I start my computer, it pops up with the standard menu it uses when an OS error has caused a restart. I can't get it too load windows using safe mode, last known good configuration, or normal mode. I never even see the windows loading screen, it restarts immediately.

Here is what I have tried:
1) I ran a check disk using the recovery console but it did not fix the problem.
2) I manually backed up the SYSTEM, SAM, DEFAULT, SECURITY, and SOFTWARE files from the root\windows\system32\config folder. I then replaced those files with ones from a few days ago located in the root\system volume information\ folder. It did not fix my problem.
3) I'm about to re-install windows when I decide to press f8 on boot and disable automatic restarts on system failure just to see if I'm missing some sort of BSOD. Windows completely loaded without any problems.
4) This confused me so I reversed the actions I took in step 2 (above) just to see whether it would boot with the original files as long as I chose "Disable Automatic Restarts on System Failure." It loaded windows without a problem.
5) I restarted to see whether it would boot normally or not. Again, it wouldn't load windows with any options other than the "Disable automatic restarts on system failure" option.

At this point, I'm pretty confused. Could the OS be mistakin... Read more

A:Automatic Restart on Boot Unless I choose "Disable Automatic Restart",,,,

Any ideas? I can just re-install, but I want to figure this out. It seems so odd to me. Thanks!

Jake
 

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WinXP

I ignore the pop-up window from the notifications area telling me Windows updates are ready to install, I'm busy. Then I'm ready to do it, but there's no icon in the notification area to click to do the install.

I've even gone as far as to do a manual install, just to make sure I've got the latest update. I know I'm fully updated, and then the pop-up window comes up telling me it has that update ready to install again!

Is there a way to retrieve the updates Automatic Updates has ready to install? Reboot?!

Will manually updating confuse Automatic Updates?

TIA, Dan
 

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Right now I have automatic windows updates disabled for privacy issues. Because of this, I have to manually download and install the daily updates for Windows Defender. Is there a way to exclude Windows Defender from the disabled updates?
 

A:Automatic Updates with Windows updates disabled

@Falloutman

You should make a task scheduler operation in order to update automatically based on the time and day it should execute.

Link on the tutorial (Go on Update package information)
 

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Hello everyone,
I've installed windows 7 some days ago. This is really great. But I am facing one problem. My pc takes Restart after 1 hour/1.5 hours continiously
Whats the problem...Plz help me.

Arefin

A:Windows 7 automatic restart

Are you running the beta version? Because afaik the beta version has already expired so it will restart like that.

Install the RC version or the RTM trial.

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Windows 10 Home rebooted for an unknown reason this morning.
I woke up and found my pc hanged and unresponsive.
I was able to connect through the vnc server, and saw the dot-circle going round and round. Just stuck there.

I had to hard reboot. When I checked the Event Viewer, I could not determine what triggered the restart.

Yesterday, I installed a new nvidia graphics driver, but did not reboot. It did not ask me to.

Windows update setting is set to "notify me to schedule restart"
I set that a long time ago. so it's not supposed to auto reboot.

What other ways does Windows auto reboot? I need to shut them off.

I need my pc to have 100% uptime, and only allow manual reboots. I hate when I wake up to surprises like this.

A:how to disable all automatic restart in windows 10?

Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:

reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "AlwaysAutoRebootAtScheduledTime" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f







Originally Posted by link626


Windows update setting is set to "notify me to schedule restart"
I set that a long time ago. so it's not supposed to auto reboot.



That setting works only for a limited time, eventually Windows will restart itself.

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Hello, I just wanted to say here on the forums that making the Windows update restart my computer automatically, no matter what, is ridiculous. The last time the update had restarted my computer while I was using it, I went and put the settings to the option of "choose when to restart" or 'ask me first' or whatnot. Regardless of the fact that I consciously went and changed the setting so that it would not automatically update my computer, it still does it. The first time that it did it again, it wasn't a big deal. I checked the settings again and after some research learned that it would still probably restart my computer automatically without my say, no matter what, even though I had purposely changed the settings not to do so.

The first time this happened after I had changed the settings was not a big deal. The second time yesterday morning, however, was. To be short and not include the details, I had a video job interview at 9:00am. A very, very impotant interview. I turned on my computer around 7:30am, booted it up and left it on. When I came back to my computer around 8:45am, I opened the video software and prepared to connect to / recieve the call. This was when Windows Update decided that it was more important to restart my computer and apply an update to Windows.

This update took around 20-25 minutes. I never had an option to postpone or avoid this action. I thought about holding the power, but as most everything explicitly warns against turning off ... Read more

A:Windows Update Automatic Restart

I apologize if this is the wrong place for this. I just want my voice to be heard.

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Well,

I have been looking around for something about this, but strangely, the only people talking about this want to turn it off...

My problem is that I never ever seen my Win8 reboot himself, yet I have set my system up that he checks for updates at a time I am not on my computer and has to/can reboot if needed, but this just never happens, I always have to do a manual reboot when I get home, and that is really very annoying.

So, guess my question is, how do I force Win8 to download, install and restart computer if needed after updates at a given time ?

Though if by any chance I am on my computer at that time, I would like to have some notification or pop-up telling me I have to restart.

I don't see my login screen, it is all automated, my computer is always running 24/7, so I don't see any messages on the login screen and the Win8 update page is a major hassle to get to.

Any tips and advice appreciated,
Thanks in advance,
Bart

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At first windows loads up as usual to desktop. After about 30 seconds, it randomly restarts and after that it keeps getting stuck at boot logo and then restarts again looping over and over again.

This also happens on safemode. I managed to uncheck automatically restart option on sysdm.cpl with the 30 seconds that I had, but even after doing that, the restart looping persists. I dont know what to do.

The last time windows worked normally, I played Forza Horizon 4 with logitech g29 steering wheel and shifter which was working perfectly fine for 4 days after I got the steering wheel. The next day I go to turn my computer on and this happened.

Specs:

MOBO: ASRock FM2A58M-HD+

RAM: 18GB Mushkin Stealth 997069S DDR3

CPU: AMD A10-6800k 4.1 GHz Quadcore FM2 socket With AMD Radeon HD 8670D graphics

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD
 

A:Windows 10 automatic looping restart

Boot with the Windows DVD / USB stick and choose Repair
 

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hello guys,

i'm currently using windows 7 and my windows explorer always automatic restart. it seems that some of my programs have been corruped. i've been tried using "sfc/scannow" but the problems still remain. i need some helps on how to overcome this issue. below here are the details of my problem.


Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 17417

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 00000000
BCP2: 8540552C
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
G:\Windows\Minidump\012812-23281-01.dmp
G:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-33015-0.sysdata.xml

A:windows 7 explorer always automatic restart

Bugcheck 0x124 = WHEA = Machine Check Exception

See if Windows 7 SP1 will install - Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Info on 0x124 - http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...-what-try.html

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Hi guys , im using windows XP.

I got a problem which when I tried to start the windows , it auto-reboot.
I tried formatting the windows , but when It comes to "starting windows" , a BSOD occured.
I tried using the Automatic System Recovery , but then it ask me to put the file in a floppy disk and press enter when ready.
I tried to get info Safe Mode or Last Good Configuration , but its the same , auto-reboot.

Can anyone help me on this ? I almost fed up on fixing this
 

A:Automatic Restart at Starting Windows

Let us know what the error number of the BSOD is, that will sort of help. To me it may sound like bad hardware, especially memory.
 

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Beginning next month (April/2019) Microsoft will start sending notifications to Windows 7 users warning them of the end of support.
How can we supress these notifications before they begin to occur?
Thanks,
Paul

Paul

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Windows 8.1 error.....pls solve issue .......
 

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Hi,

I seem to have the same issue as this topic http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic458990.html

After having uninstalled and reinstalled Microsoft Security Essentials, a scan found a virus/trojan and a message came up saying that Windows would automatically restart in one minute. The computer is now stuck in a loop of automatically restarting every time Windows opens. I've read the other topics on this and run the Farbar scan. I will put the log below. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

PS. I have no other computer at home, so there may be a day or two between me replying to any messages as I try to use either my friend's computer or my computer at work.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Vista automatic restart loop

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 20-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 21-07-2012 20:47:32
Running from G:\
Windows Vista ™ Home Premium (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet002

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [142104 2007-05-25] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [154392 2007-05-25] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [138008 2007-05-25] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPStart] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe [102400 2007-08-15] (Synaptics, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [NDSTray.exe] NDSTray.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [topi] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Toshiba Online Product Information\topi.exe -startup [581632 2007-07-10] (TOSHIBA)
HKLM\...\Run: [Desktop SMS] C:\Program Files\IDM\Desktop SMS\DesktopSMS.exe /auto [1507328 2007-06-18] (Interactive Digital Media)
HKLM\...\Run: [TPwrMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.EXE [411192 2007-03-29] (TOSHIBA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [SmoothView] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.... Read more

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Dear Tech Support Guy,

Automatic Restart Needs Improvement in Windows 10

I would like to see a pop up warning say for example at least 10 minutes before an automatic restart is to occur in Windows 10. This will allow users to keep the automatic restart recommended setting, while at the same time, permitting them to finish their work. My Windows 10 desktop PC restarted with the huge November, 2015 Threshold 2 Update (Build 1511) in the early evening, about 7:45 PM. Restarts should be done in the early morning hours, say between 3-4am when most people are asleep.

I have selected the "Notify of Scheduled Restart." option, which I believe should be the default setting, as users in Windows 8.1 would get pop-up notices by default. Some questions:

1.) If a users selects "Notify of Scheduled Restart" for Windows Update, in Windows 10, what message will they see the next time a restart is scheduled? (Screenshots would be helpful.)

2.) Let's suppose that I schedule the restart for 3:30am when not using the computer. Will this time setting hold for all the next subsequent updates that need a system restart until changed?

Jack
 

A:Windows Update Automatic Restart Questions?

Jack1000 said:


Dear Tech Support Guy,

Automatic Restart Needs Improvement in Windows 10

I would like to see a pop up warning say for example at least 10 minutes before an automatic restart is to occur in Windows 10. This will allow users to keep the automatic restart recommended setting, while at the same time, permitting them to finish their work. My Windows 10 desktop PC restarted with the huge November, 2015 Threshold 2 Update (Build 1511) in the early evening, about 7:45 PM. Restarts should be done in the early morning hours, say between 3-4am when most people are asleep.

I have selected the "Notify of Scheduled Restart." option, which I believe should be the default setting, as users in Windows 8.1 would get pop-up notices by default. Some questions:

1.) If a users selects "Notify of Scheduled Restart" for Windows Update, in Windows 10, what message will they see the next time a restart is scheduled? (Screenshots would be helpful.)

2.) Let's suppose that I schedule the restart for 3:30am when not using the computer. Will this time setting hold for all the next subsequent updates that need a system restart until changed?

JackClick to expand...

Greetings,

Still searching for an answer to this question. The main thing I want to know is, if I change the Windows Update feature in Windows 10 to "Notification of Scheduled Restart" what will I see before a restart is scheduled to happen? Will this be a pop up notice in the syste... Read more

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HI, I normally connect to client VPN to access their systems. To connect to VPN, IKE and Authip IPsec keying modules should enabled. I made it automatic from services, and after restart the computer, it changed to disabled. So i thought IKE service
will enable if i try to connect to VPN which also not worked. I have to enable it manually. Is there something that anyone can help? Any help will help here.

Thanks All.

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A:Mini Dump error plz help automatic restart in windows 8!

No Windows Updates installed. Most systems have at least 30 or 40. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions). I strongly suspect that this hold true for Win8 systems also.





Please un-install the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): [S] DuplexSecure - FAQ [/S] Link broken as of 21 Jul 2012
New link (15 Aug 2012): DuplexSecure - Downloads (pick the appropriate version for your system and select "Un-install" when you run it).
Alternate link: Disc-Tools.com
Manual procedure here: Registry and SPTD problems | DAEMON Pro Help



The memory dump blames your Avast antivirus. Please:
- download a fresh copy of the latest version of Avast
- uninstall your current copy of Avast
- install the freshly downloaded copy of Avast
- IMMEDIATELY update it and perform a full system scan
- continue to monitor for further BSOD's

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rena... Read more

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I have moved this thread over, as I felt it was a different issue.

Previous thread - Most of the main services will not start?

I'm running win 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, which has been fine up to a few days ago when on start up reaching the desktop I started getting a window saying "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute." it would then restart and continually loop this way.

I booted to safe mode and had no restart message, so was able to run a virus scan using Microsoft security essentials, however if I booted to safe mode with networking the restart window would show again.

I have looked for the Gbp Service, which I was advised might be causing the problem, but cannot find this in services running.

However, I have found that by discounting the internet, the restart issue does not show, but as soon as I connect to the internet, it pops up and the system restarts.

Does this indicate a virus or trojen of some kind?

Any suggestion how I stop this, as I cannot run a up to date antivirus program without being connected to the internet to get the latest updates?

Happy.

A:Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatic

Do you have a restore point before the problem began ... a repair install may be the way to go as well....

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Now that microsoft has removed the ability to force windows 10 to ask to be scheduled and given that "active hours" is a broken concept that doesn't solve any problem, how can I prevent windows from automatically restarting again? Is the only option to turn off windows update entirely now?

A:How to Prevent automatic restart in Windows 10 Anniversary Update?

Hello tannim,

What is broken about active hours for you?

Active hours lets Windows know when you usually use this device. When a restart is necessary to finish installing an update, Windows won't automatically restart your device during active hours.

Windows Update Active Hours - Change in Windows 10

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I've encountered a number of issues with viruses and malware over the past week, but I'm getting close to completely ridding my machine of all infections. I'm using a Sony Vaio FE-690P laptop and running a legal copy of Windows XP Professional.Before my problems started, I was using Ad-Aware and McAfee VirusScan periodically as my main defense against infections. When my computer started to act up, I performed scans through each program. Each scan turned up a number of items, some more dangerous than others, so I took note of them and deleted the items. Upon a system reboot, I performed the same scan again and found that some of the exact items I thought had just deleted reappeared. One of the four items that I was unable to get rid of was the Virtumonde virus. After doing some internet research, I downloaded Spyware Doctor, paid for a subscription, and performed a scan. Spyware Doctor found the same items as Ad-Aware, but would also not allow their complete removal. I then ran an additional scan using a tool within Spyware Doctor called the Malware Detective Tool. I don't know how or why it happened, but since using that tool, my scans now come back free of infections. That all leads to this...So I felt good knowing I had hopefully resolved my problems. My computer was no longer showing any symptoms of infection. That is until I received the following error message:"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services encountered a problem and needs to close."On... Read more

A:NTAUTHORITY\SYSTEM - Windows XP initiated automatic restart.

Hello and welcome. I have moved your topic here as I feel there may still be infection. We will check and if needed send itt back.Please run 2 tools.SDFix:Please print out and follow these instructions: "How to use SDFix". When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"Disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any real time protection programs before performing a scan.When done, the SDFix report log will open in notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt.If SDFix is unable to run after rebooting from Safe Mode, run SDFix in either Mode, and type F, then press Enter for it to finish the final stage and produce the report.Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.Be sure to renable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.-- If the computer has been infected with the VirusAlert! malware warning from the clock and the Start Menu icons or drives are not visible, open the SDFix folder, right-click on either the XP_VirusAlert_Repair.inf or W2K VirusAlert_Repair.inf (depending on your version of Windows) and select Install from the Context menu. Then reboot to apply the changes.Now MBAM:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Pro... Read more

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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?

TIA,

MM

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

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I have a Dell 4600c with Windows XP. While out of town, my mother-in-law used the computer and now I have numerous problems. When I try to update my computer I get a message that the "update for windows XP" and the "microsoft windows installer" were unsuccessfully installed. Because of this I cannot re-install my Norton security which has expired. Also, I cannot print from the internet and I cannot access my e-mail from my computer. When I type in my user name and password, the address stays the same but then has a ? mark at the end of the address and it says Done at the bottom like I have been connected to my e-mail. I can go to web addresses on the internet but I cannot use my search engines. When I contacted my internet IT dept., they said it sounded like a software or browser problem. Does anyone have any ideas before I contact Dell at approx $79 per hour?

A:Automatic Updates On Windows Xp

Try to restore to a date BMIL(before mother-in-law).

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Greetings,

How long does it usually take for Windows 8 to download and install new updates?

When I had Windows 7 I chose the "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download them" option. When I purchased Windows 8 I decided to select Microsoft's "Recommended" option of Install updates automatically. Last night I just happened to notice that there were 10 important updates available. Now I could have just pressed Install, but wanted to see Microsoft's "Recommended You're set to automatically install updates" in glorious action, so I didn't press it. 27 hours later, and not only are the updates not installed, they haven't even been automatically downloaded. Little unimpressed with Microsoft's "Recommended" option. I can't help feeling I'd be safer with the un-recommended option of doing it manually.

Is it usual to take so long?

A:Windows Automatic Updates

First, you want to see if the Maintenance schedule is checked. See step 5.

Automatic Maintenance - Change Maintenance Settings in Windows 8

Automatic Maintenance - Manually Start or Stop in Windows 8

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A simple question, like everybody else using Windows, from time to time, I get automatic updates.
I can't find out what the updates are, obviously, Windows think they are necessary, & no doubt they are [?], but it would be nice to know the details of each update as they happen.
We all know how tight-lipped & inaccessable Windows are, but is there a way to find out?

Maurice
 

A:Windows;-Automatic Updates

Hello Maurice.

If you click start then Windows update and after the page has loaded in the lefthand pane click on view installation history.

You will be able to see what updates have been installed and when.

Hope this helps mate.

Regards Howard
 

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I keep getting Windows security message that they "can't turn on updates & go to systems in control panel and select automatic" When I go there it is already checked but still no updates. Can you help me?

A:Can't get Automatic Updates for windows

Hi -

First, can you look in Control Panel > Add / Remove area and see your last update and find the last date ?
This may determine the last time you could update.

Also can you visit the update site manually ?
Thank You

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Some Malware I beleive will not allow me to turn on, "Automatic Windows Updates"

When I try and turn them on receive this message: We're Sorry. THe Security Center could not change your Automatic Update Settings. To try and change thsees setting yourself, go to System in COntrol Panel. On the Automatic (recommended), them click ok.

Try this same message?

Running Win XP Serv pack 3 32 bit

Thanks in advance

A:Automatic Windows Updates

Hi isntdatwild, and welcome.This trouble is on the same computer for wich you have open this topic? Anyway, clean temp files with Temp File Cleaner:Double click on TFC.exe to run the programClick on Start button to begin cleaning processTFC will close all running programs, and if ask you to restart computer allow itthen scan your pc with ESET Online Scanner following this steps:Disable your Antivirus and other security softwareClick here to open ESET Online ScannerClick the buttonOnly if you don't use Internet Explorer:Click on to download the ESET Smart Installer and Save it to your desktopDouble click on the esetsmartinstaller_enu icon on your desktopCheck Click Accept any security warnings from your browserUnder scan settings, check and Uncheck Remove found threatsClick Advanced settings and select:Scan potentially unwanted applicationsScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyESET will download updates and install itself, then begin the scan. Please be patient as this can take some time.When the scan completes, push Click , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScanClick Click and next download Security Check, save it to your Desktop and:Double-click SecurityCheck.exeFollow the onscreen instructions inside of the black boxA Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; save it to you desktopNow you should to re enable the protections that you have previously disabled and include the conten... Read more

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I have just installed Windows 10 Pro on my laptop. I have Windows 10 Home on another laptop and have been able to
set my wifi connection as a metered connection to stop the automatic updates but I can't find this option on
the Pro version. What am I missing?
Is there a way to stop the automatic updates with this version?

A:Windows 10 Pro, automatic updates

Hello Dorian,

Since you have Windows 10 Pro, you could use any of the options in the tutorial below disable automatic updates. OPTION ONE would probably be best.

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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I had Windows 7 installed on my PC a while ago. I am getting automatic updates on everything except it will not update my Windows 7 SP1 pact. How do I get it to update?
 

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Hi BC,

For a ... long time now, I've always set Windows Updates to only notify me when new updates are available, and I choose when to download + install them.

However I'm read a lot, (including here), that for maximum protection I should always set Windows to automatically download and install updates by itself so I can have the latest updates. However, I've also read about situations where people install updates that come out right away, only to find that the update itself messes up their system instead. (Not sure if thats 100% true, but it's what I've heard before.)

So...my question is, SHOULD I change the Windows update settings to make it automatically update, or is it better to let the updates be on there for a while so MS can remove any updates that may screw up a computer instead of helping?
Thanks!

A:Windows Updates - Should I set it to automatic?

There seems to be a lot of fear mongering about Windows Updates. I have them on auto and have never had a problem. You're leaving yourself vulnerable if you're not up to date.

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So a few days ago I got a nasty virus that had almost wiped out my computer. Here is what it did:

1. My background was loaded as a .gif that was a link to a virus
2. Control panel was disabled by a new administrator that was created.
3. Regedit was also disabled
4. Windows update removed and the libraries for windows update destroyed
5. TeaTimer (part of Spybot S&D) was hijacked and I could not stop any scripts for loading or my registry from being attacked.
6. The C:\ drive (windows) was "hidden", and McAfee could not find it to scan it. It did not show up in MyComputer, though typing C:\ into run would bring it up.
7. Drives A through D were disabled, which includes my CD\DVD drives.
7. Safe Mode was destroyed
8. Display was disabled by the admin, so I could not change the background.

I was able to fix most of it by using Windows Manager, along with regedit and a few other "tricks" (mainly spybot S&D and AdAware), but I cannot get Windows update to work with automatic updates.

I have tried using SDfix to fix it, but it did not work.

Here are my computer specs:

AMD Athlon X2 Processor @ 2.4 Ghz
Biostar TForce 590 SLI Deluxe Motherboard
1.5 GB DDR2 RAM
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS @ 640 MB
160 GB hard drive w/ Windows XP Professional service Pack 2, and Windows Vista home premium (dual boot, with windows XP getting about 100 GB and vista getting 60 GB).

If you need anything else just let me know and I can get you it.

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A:Windows XP Automatic Updates

We first need to verify you are 100% malware free.

To get Expert Help with malware removal:

I recommend that you read this article… ( Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.)

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First steps;
IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the
HiJackThis Log Help Forum.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum;
not back here in this one.

When carrying out The 5 Steps,
IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

if you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.
However,it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to HiJackThis Log Help Forum.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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My Windows Automatic Updates is set to 'Install Updates automatically (recommended)', yet I am receiving message, 'Windows could not not check for updates (important)' with following error message code 80004002 advising Windows Update encountered an unknown
error; when I try the option to get help with this error, the following message comes up - 

0 results for "WindowsUpdate_80004002" "WindowsUpdate_dt000".
Would appreciate any assistance in fixing this error.  Tks.

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Hi Folks,

Windows 10 decided to install updates after I had finished for the night. Updates not installed correctly, and unable to access computer. Cannot use SAFEMODE to remove latest update as, actual SAFEMODE screen not visible, as presumably still "showing" on multiple monitors and not on actual computer.
1. Any suggestions?
2. Can use Command Prompt: Does anyone know the command prompt command if there is one, to set monitor display default for main computer (I am running Surface Pro full computer)?
3. Is it possible to create startup disk, and be able to see SAFEMODE screen in this way?

Any help and suggestions truly appreciated?

A:Windows 10 Automatic Updates

Safe Mode - Start Windows 10 in

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Hi! I know it's probably considered wrong but I am still using Windows XP. I have beefed up my security though and I get by OK.
My query is regarding an automatic update namely KB890830 which I have been notified about several times and despite "installing" it each time the reminder icon keeps popping up again. Obviously it is not getting installed so has anyone any suggestions
how to get it installed or stop the icon keep reappearing. It is getting very annoying!!

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so im using the automatic update and when i go to the "ADD/REMOVE PROGRAM" its cluttured with
40 security update for windows XP, 2 Security update for windows media player, 5 Update for windows XP,and 13 Windows XP Hotfix. IS THIS NORMAL?

thanks

A:Windows Automatic Updates

Yes, it's normal. There is a check box at the top to not display the updates in this list.

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I have a computer with windows XP. IT says that automatic updates are on and are scheduled to be downloaded every day at 3:00. I am pretty sure that that is definetly the case. However I have gone through weeks of no updates (this doesn't apply to my antivirus and spyware updates etc) Any suggestions?
 

A:Windows XP automatic updates

HAve you looked at the update history online at Windows Update to see when the last update was done? Try a manual update and see if it comes up with new downloads.
 

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I had to reformat my computer again, and now it works great...but i'm wondering if I should install all the windows updates or are they whats possibly causing my problems crashing

A:are automatic updates for windows necessary

Hello espatcho.



It's prudent to install all the updates (though I'm sure some will disagree) the best way is to set WU to the "Check for Updates but let me Choose" option so it can't install any drivers or other "things" that may cause problems.

I install all the Windows OS Updates I'm offered.

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Hey this is my first post here so i hope it's a good one

I noticed I was running XP sp2 today, when i knew that sp3 had come out a while ago. I had turned off automatic updates a long time ago because of the '100% CPU usage' problem a while back which did seem to solve that problem. However now i have a new problem...

Long story short i can not get automatic updates. I tried the microsoft website for updates and it asks to install "Windows Update" from the Publisher: "Microsoft Windows Component Publisher". I hit install and then nothing happens... it just says the page is done loading and you can wait as long as you'd like. If you choose to wait through it, it eventually says the page has encountered a problem and can not display blah blah blah you get the message.

So since that didn't work, i figured i would just set the time for the update and let it do it by itself. I set the time for 7pm, (it was about 6:45 by now) and waited. Nothing happened. I set it for 8pm, still nothing happened. Annoyed, i went to Google for some answers.

I typed 'Windows Update not working' and got the microsoft support page "ttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/555989" and tried that. Still nothing.

So i figured i would just do it manually via CMD and typed "net start wuauserv" and i received the following message.

"The Automatic Update Service could not be started

A System Error Has Occurred.

System Error 126 Has Occurred.

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