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Author Topic: Program Wanted  (Read 3483 times)

Rover

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Program Wanted
« on: December 19, 2005, 10:45:05 PM »
I just installed the latest MS updates.  Now MS would like me to reboot.  I'd like to ignore that request for several days.  I generally don't boot my system unless I really need to or I have nothing else to do.  Sort of like Mouser's recent request to Not Close an app, I don't want to reboot for a while.

MS, in their annoying wisdom, seems to think I want to be reminded ever 30 minutes or so.  So they pop up an annoying "Do you want to boot now?" message.  Did I mention that it doesn't matter what I'm doing?  It pops up, shifts context to itself and wants me to boot.  Now if I were just a wee bit unlucky, it might do it just as I was about to hit the space key while typing this note.  And sure enough, it'd reboot.

MAKE IT STOP!!!

Personal note to the Programmer who invented this "feature"
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Re: Program Wanted
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2005, 10:50:12 PM »
Kill the Windows Update process wu*a*, or something similar.

EDIT: wuauclt.exe

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It's not a bug, it's an undocumented and unexplainable feature.
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« Last Edit: December 19, 2005, 10:56:19 PM by PhilKC »

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Re: Program Wanted
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2005, 10:55:23 PM »
Easier way, after updating, kill the Automatic updates service, and you kill the annoying reminders

start - run - services.msc

Right click on automatic updates listing, choose STOP
« Last Edit: December 19, 2005, 10:58:40 PM by Josh »

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Re: Program Wanted
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2005, 11:36:14 PM »
It's one I haven't tried yet, but could you use the program "Process Tamer" to controll that message?

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Re: Program Wanted
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2005, 01:53:13 AM »
not exactly what you want to hear but i let the 'do you want to reboot' message appear (or whatever it says) and then i just move it down to the bottom of my screen so that i can only just see the top edge of the window poking up, then i forget about it - it doesn't ask again.

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Re: Program Wanted
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2005, 04:55:32 AM »
If it isn't a daft question - why install the update if you don't want to complete the installation? Surely a simple solution is to set Automatic Update to download updates but don't install without permission. The worst you get then is the odd balloon popup (and ballons can be disbabled). If you don't want to have even that just disable Automatic Update in Security Centre and only vist Microsoft Update when you are prepared to reboot your system.

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Re: Program Wanted
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2005, 06:38:20 PM »
If it isn't a daft question - why install the update if you don't want to complete the installation?

It is a daft question... next. 

I let MS download the updates and then I choose when to install them.  They don't always tell you when they will require a reboot.  I just get tired of seeing something "wrong" in my status bar.  The yellow shield bugs me.

I might try app tamer and see how that goes.  Thanks
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Re: Program Wanted
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2005, 06:40:03 PM »
It's one I haven't tried yet, but could you use the program "Process Tamer" to controll that message?

Hey, that was easy. 
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