Muffling the windows update nag dialog

Here is a link to a blog post from a guy who, like me, was plagued by the “Restart Now” dialog from Windows Update.

He outlines a method that unfortunately doesn’t remove the nag, but does allow you to turn down the irritation level somewhat.

Updating your computer is almost complete – Restart Now?

I’ve set mine to nag every 1440 minutes which is much more reasonable than the default of every 10 minutes.

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One Response to Muffling the windows update nag dialog

  1. Russell says:

    While you’re in that window that the guy mentions, you might also take a look at the setting called “No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations”. The help text says, “Specifies that to complete a scheduled installation, Automatic Updates will wait for the computer to be restarted by any user who is logged on, instead of causing the computer to restart automatically.”

    Start / Run / gpedit.msc / Local Computer Policy / Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Windows Update

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