remains. When you see that screen that says your computer’s going to restart in 15 minutes, you just grit your teeth and accept it.
- Head to the Start menu or screen and type “”regedit”” (no quotes). Start the Registry Editor that pops up.
- Navigate t
On many computers, you won’t see the “”WindowsUpdate”” key. To create it, right-click on the “”Windows”” key in the sidebar and go to New > Key. Name the key WindowsUpdate, then right-click on that key and create a new one called AU.
- Click on the AU key and, in the right pane, right-click on the empty space and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Name the new DWORD:
Double-click on the new DWORD and give it a value of 1.
- Reboot your machine and from now on, Windows will not force you to reboot after installing updates. Of course, when you install updates, you should still reboot your computer-and that responsibility is now on you-but this makes sure Windows doesn’t catch you by surprise.