Get Rid Of The Annoying Windows Update Restart Prompt
 

I am sure that you are all to familiar with the image above. Your computer has finished updating and you start to get pestered about restarting your computer. You tell it that you want to “Restart Later” but it just keeps popping up every 10 minutes!




There is a simple way that you can either get rid of the prompt or choose the interval that it will remind you. I always try and restart my computer after Windows Updates but sometimes I am in the middle of things. That is why I set the reminder to 2 hours instead of eliminating it all together. Here is how you can disable or delay the reminder:

  • Click Start -> Run.
  • Type gpedit.msc and press OK.
  • Browse to Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update.
  • Right-click on “Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations” and select Properties.
  • You can select “Disabled” to completely disable the reminder or select “Enabled” and adjust the length of time between reminders.

I thought that this was a pretty nice tweak and will definitely make updating my computer a little easier. Thanks for pointing this out gHacks!