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How to stop Windows Update nagging you to restart after an update

How to stop Windows Update nagging you to restart after an update

Method 1
Click Start, Run and enter the command: net stop wuauserv
This will stop the Windows Update service until the next restart of the computer, which will stop the reminders to restart your computer for this update.

Method 2
If you are running Windows XP Professional, the following steps will increase the period between restart reminders to the maximum possible.
Click Start, Run and enter the command gpedit.msc
Select Local Computer Policy, Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Update
Double-click Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations
Change the value to 1440
Close the Group Policy Editor
Click Start, Run and enter the command gpupdate /force
This will stop the repeated reminders for this and all future Windows updates.