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Irritation

Irritation is doing a Windows update, not wanting to restart your computer, and getting non-stop 15 minute reminders to ask you if you want to restart your computer.

Does anyone know how to make that shit stop?

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catdraco
Feb. 16th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
I don't think there is a way to make it stop. It is seriously freaking irritating, I agree!


It took all my willpower not to answer, "Yes, switch to Linux"...
housecattn
Feb. 16th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
A friend of Shar's and Linux lover? I have to add you. Hope you don't mind.

catdraco
Feb. 16th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
Sure!
sharya
Feb. 16th, 2009 05:55 am (UTC)
Thanks :/ Hopefully an answer will come up.
housecattn
Feb. 16th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
or a Mac *^) Shar I will ask one of my techs if there is a way. One of my guys-n-gals will know or find out if there is.

Annoyances are just one way to know you are still alive 8^))))

Hugs!
sharya
Feb. 16th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
Thanks!
stacyrocks
Feb. 16th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
sadly, it only stops when you do what it wants you to do... restart.
sharya
Feb. 16th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
Ugh... this increases my resentment.
4bit4
Feb. 16th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
I believe that you can go into the task manager when it pops open and right click on the program and select "go to process" and then once you have the process highlighted, you just End the Process.

I think I've done that before.
sharya
Feb. 16th, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
Do you know the name of the process? It's not standing out as something obvious :/
4bit4
Feb. 19th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
I hope you got by this already, sorry, I was otherwise occupied :o(

I don't know what the process is, but if you have the pop-up on your screen and you go to the task manager, it should show up on the Applications tab. You can select it on the Applications tab and right click and there should be an option that says "Go to process" or something like that. If you click that, it should take you to the process. Then you just end that process. Make sense?
trinacutie
Feb. 16th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
I click "postpone for 4 hours"

Thats the option with Vista anyways
sharya
Feb. 16th, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, no such option with XP :/
cjsmith
Feb. 16th, 2009 07:13 am (UTC)
You can configure it to not do it next time, but once it gets to that point (done the update & just waiting to restart) I don't think there's a way to get it to leave you alone until you finally do the restart. What's worse is that if you walk away from the computer it will go ahead and do the restart on its own, and anything you were in the middle of doing will be stopped.
sharya
Feb. 16th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
It used to do that, but I did manage to change that particular setting, so that it won't restart on it's own... I think that part is actually in the scheduler itself? Can't remember where I found it unfortunately :(

Do you remember where I can configure it for next time? That's the part I haven't found :/
cjsmith
Feb. 16th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
I set mine so it wouldn't install updates without asking me. There may be other ways, but this takes care of the problem. That's in Control Panel, then Automatic Updates. I chose "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them." Take THAT, annoying Windows foolishness! HA!
woodoo24
Feb. 16th, 2009 11:50 am (UTC)
As always...backup first and try at your own risk.
Windows XP Home - Manual Registry Entry

Download http://computer-vet.com/weblog/samples/aureboot.reg

Here's the info on the resistry entry it's going to make.

http://computer-vet.com/weblog/2005/05/20/windows-automatic-reboots.html


Windows XP Pro - Using Group Policy Editor

Look at Method 3 and Update the "Reprompt for restart with scheduled installations" setting.

http://www.wikihow.com/Disable-Automatic-Reboot-After-Windows-Update
sharya
Feb. 16th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
Re: As always...backup first and try at your own risk.
You are awesome! Thank you!
housecattn
Feb. 16th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
Tech folk ay ...
from the command prompt enter:

sc stop wuauserv

I have not tested this.
sharya
Feb. 16th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Tech folk ay ...
I went to Task Manager to see if I could see that particular process running. I couldn't, but I saw something close... it was wuaucli (or some such... probably short for client?) anyway, I ended the process and the reminder left my screen! We'll see if it comes back now... thanks!
housecattn
Feb. 16th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
The command I passed along will actually turn off auto updates .. which isn't what you wanted.

Yeah that was probably the annoyer.

I am told by my senior tech that this will allow you to adjust the time on the reminder ......

Go to Run
Type Gpedit.msc
Go to Local Computer policy
Computer Configuration
Administrative templates
Windows Components
Windows Updates
Double click on “Re prompt for restart with scheduled installations”
You can set it to only ask once a day or whatever they want.

This is a change in the local policy.
sharya
Feb. 16th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
Hehe thanks.
I actually ended up following your suggestion above, and it did in fact turn it off. I'm assuming I can turn back on auto-updates with: sc start wuauserv?
housecattn
Feb. 16th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
That should work .. but if not you can turn it on in
Control Panel
Auto Updates
egbert
Feb. 16th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
Easy. Shoot the computer. Problem solved.
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