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Author Topic: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?  (Read 6551 times)

tomos

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How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« on: September 11, 2008, 06:28:54 AM »
I know this tip is lurking in some thread somewhere here but I cant find the  §$%!° thing :)
I'm pretty sure (but not 100%) it works via FARR - an alias or plugin ?

How to get rid of the restart prompt that keeps cropping up after a windows update ?
Tom

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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2008, 06:38:49 AM »
XP:

start - run - net stop "Automatic updates"

Vista

start - run - net stop "Windows Update"

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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2008, 06:39:30 AM »
thanks Josh - keeping me sane you are ;)
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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2008, 06:41:21 AM »
Well, it's not quite what you're looking for but I used AutoPatcher instead to get rid of the problem.

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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2008, 07:01:46 AM »
CWuestefeld came up with this tip here by using Farr's Service Control plugin.

The Windows Update "reboot now" prompt is my favorite application of the FARR "sctrl" plugin. Just "sctrl autom" (on my system), and it stops the darned service until the next reboot (on my own time!) lets it restart.

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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2008, 07:16:03 AM »
CWuestefeld came up with this tip here by using Farr's Service Control plugin.

that's the one :) thanks lanux
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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2008, 07:36:09 AM »
I love this one also - especially for stopping restart prompts!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2008, 12:37:43 PM »
Or you could just kill Mr Naggy McNaggerson for good.

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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2008, 01:59:10 PM »
Why not just configure Windows Update to: Download updates but let me choose whether to install them.

Your not gaining anything by running half the update as the reboot is required to update a system file with the new code. ...So you're still going to be running the same old has a bugg what needs fixed code that you had before running the first part of the update.

 

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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2008, 02:34:45 PM »
Why not just configure Windows Update to: Download updates but let me choose whether to install them.

Your not gaining anything by running half the update as the reboot is required to update a system file with the new code. ...So you're still going to be running the same old has a bugg what needs fixed code that you had before running the first part of the update.

I do do that - I choose whether to install, but I cant remember now what choice it gives you *
anyways I clicked install this morning without thinking ...

* [edit] does that window keep popping up then (presuming I want to install something) - "please install me" - funny how easy it is (for me :-\ ) to forget this stuff if it's only once a month
Tom
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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2008, 01:54:36 AM »
I figure, if I didn't have the update yesterday, waiting till I shut down and boot up the next day to complete the install is not going to matter!  ;)

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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2008, 03:17:27 AM »
How to get rid of the restart prompt that keeps cropping up after a windows update ?

Ohh, there are updates for Windows?

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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2008, 05:35:34 AM »
Why not just configure Windows Update to: Download updates but let me choose whether to install them.

Your not gaining anything by running half the update as the reboot is required to update a system file with the new code. ...So you're still going to be running the same old has a bugg what needs fixed code that you had before running the first part of the update.

I do do that - I choose whether to install, but I cant remember now what choice it gives you *
anyways I clicked install this morning without thinking ...

* [edit] does that window keep popping up then (presuming I want to install something) - "please install me" - funny how easy it is (for me :-\ ) to forget this stuff if it's only once a month
Nope, no bouncing windows, just a quiet little icon in the system tray. Double click it, hit custom install, and it will display a list of updates it's on about. This allows you to better decide if you need to install them Right Now ... or they can wait. And it's fairly easy to figure out which will actually require a reboot (not all do).

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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2008, 06:16:17 AM »
wierd,
then when I click install updates (after selecting) it takes an absolute age to update. Again if I remember correctly the first phase is simply download - then there's an install prompt so the delay is with the ms site cause I have fast broadband here
... I need to reboot anyways but waiting for the updates ....


Ohh, there are updates for Windows?

 ;D ;D
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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2008, 06:48:17 AM »
There's various ways to configure windows update. One is notify only, once is download+notify, and the last is download+autoinstall.

I usually just use winscraper to move the reboot nag-window off-screen + resize it to 1x1 pixel :)
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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2008, 07:26:03 AM »
There's various ways to configure windows update. One is notify only, once is download+notify, and the last is download+autoinstall.

I have it set to notify, then I have a look see what's on offer
It usually notifies when downloaded and offers to install but this time it didnt - it did that thing where it waits till you go to shut down then offers "Install updates & shutdown" as default option -
I'd seen that on other computers but not on this one (have I posted about this before [head-scratching-smiley] -getting strong sense of dejavu...)
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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2008, 01:55:18 AM »
Yesterday, I said download... then it 'disappeared' until this morning but the update icon is hidden and won't be unhidden?

Windows...  :huh:

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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2008, 12:07:26 AM »
In XP Pro, I use the Group Policy Editor (Start>Run... gpedit.msc, OK)

Once the window opens, click to expand the following:

Local Computer Policy>Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Windows Update

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Then double-click 'Configure Automatic Updates' and select when and how you want to be notified of new updates. You may choose, for example, the following:

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Then configure 'No Auto Restart...' and 'Re-prompt for restart...'

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Then OK out and close the Editor.

Works for me!

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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2008, 04:17:40 PM »
In XP Pro, I use the Group Policy Editor (Start>Run... gpedit.msc, OK)

looks great,
doesnt work in home version unfortunately ..
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Re: How to get rid of the restart prompt afer win update?
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2008, 06:24:29 AM »
looks great,
doesnt work in home version unfortunately ..

Which was why I gave you this link:

Or you could just kill Mr Naggy McNaggerson for good.