Stop Windows update from restarting your machine

You're in the middle of  a very important paper or just doing something very important. Then, suddenly, you see a box in the lower right hand corner of the screen. It's Windows Update  restarting in 10.. 9.. 8. 7 sec. I find it very annoying when it just wants to restart after Windows has installed updates. Do not get me wrong. Updates ate VERY important. You must do them but Windows does not need to restart automatically.  Today's tip is how to prevent Windows from restarting.

Here are the steps:

  1. Start > Run
  2. Type in: gpedit.msc
  3. Expand Local Computer Policy / Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Windows Update
  4. Double-click 'No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations'
  5. Select "Enabled". Then OK. Close the Group Policy configuration program.
  6. Your done. Just Restart one time and set to go!