Restart Now or Restart Later

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Pat C., Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Pat C.

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    After reinstalling Windows XP, SP2 because of a hard drive failure, how can I
    get windows update not to pop up with the message that the computer has to be
    restarted for updates to install, restart now or restart later and this keeps
    popping up every 5 minutes, rather than installing when computer is turning
    off?
     
    Pat C., Aug 15, 2007
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  2. You can't. Give up. Close all applications and then restart.

    Otherwise configure updates to notify only and then download and install at your
    convenience.

    HOW TO: Configure and Use Automatic Updates in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525


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    | After reinstalling Windows XP, SP2 because of a hard drive failure, how can I
    | get windows update not to pop up with the message that the computer has to be
    | restarted for updates to install, restart now or restart later and this keeps
    | popping up every 5 minutes, rather than installing when computer is turning
    | off?
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    | Pat C.
     
    TaurArian [MS-MVP], Aug 15, 2007
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  3. net stop wuauserv


    Tip: don't allow updates if you aren't prepared for the reboot which may be
    required to do the final replacement of their modules.


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    Robert Aldwinckle, Aug 15, 2007
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  4. Pat C.

    Pat C. Guest

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    Pat C.


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    You shouldn't reply if you can't be helpful. All I wanted was my computer
    back the way it was and I was reaching out to more knowledgeable people than
    I, not expecting to receive smart-aleck replies.

    Pat C.
     
    Pat C., Aug 17, 2007
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