Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Windows Annoyances - Restart your computer

If you have the Pro version of Windows XP, here’s what you do.

Enter the Group Policy Editor.

  1. Click the START button.
  2. Click “Run.”
  3. Type “gpedit.msc” and hit Enter.

Once in there, navigate to…

  • Local Computer Policy
  • Computer Configuration
  • Administrative Templates
  • Windows Components
  • Windows Update

Here you’ll find the setting Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations. This will be equal to the number of minutes until nemesis pops up and reminds you again. You can set it as high as 1440, so that you only get reminded once every 24 hours.

You can also enable No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations. If your computer has been restarting itself without a by-your-leave from you, this’ll put a stop to it.


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