Windows 7 support for disabling Auto-Update restart

Windows 7 support

Disable Auto-restart after an update

Microsoft updates are very important elements for ensuring maximum productivity of your operating system. These include fixes for bugs, fixes for security threats and improvements to existing features. Considering the importance of updates, Microsoft has provided an inbuilt utility called Windows Update in Windows 7 as well as other versions. This utility frees you from the trouble of manually checking and installing updates. It performs this activity automatically on a timely basis.

Enabling the auto-update feature of Windows 7 is will be of great convenience to its users. As I said earlier, installing all the available updates as and when they are released keeps your computer safe and free from bugs. Even though this option is very helpful, it can be annoying at times, especially when Windows continuously nags you to reboot your computer after an update. To avoid this, you don’t have to disable the auto-update feature rather you are only required to disable the auto-restart option. You can disable it through the Group Policy Editor. This article contains instructions for doing the same.

Windows 7 support instructions

To disable the Auto-restart feature of your Windows operating system, all you have to do is to follow the Windows 7 support instructions mentioned below.

  1. First click on the Windows “Start” button.
  2. Type “gpedit.msc” without quotations in the search box of your start menu and hit the “Enter” key. This will open up the Local Group Policy Editor.
  3. Click on the option which says “Computer Configuration” located on the left side of the window.
  4. Click on “Administrative Templates” and then “Windows Components”.
  5. After that, locate and select the option labeled “Windows Update”.
  6. Now double click on the option which says “No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic update installation”.

    Windows 7 support

    Disable Auto-restart after an update

  7. A new properties window will now open up where in you need to change the option from “Not Con figured” to “Enabled”.
  8. Close the Local Group Policy Editor by clicking “Ok” and you won’t be prompted to restart your computer after the installation of auto-updates. However, it is recommended to restart your computer for the updates to take effect.

That’s all with the Windows 7 support instructions for dialing Auto-Update restart. Have a good day!

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