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Is there a way to prevent Windows from automatically resta

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    Is there a way to prevent Windows from automatically resta


    I was just using Windows 8 and it said it had to restart to finish installing updates. It said do you want to restart now or wait 15 minutes. I was working on stuff so I said wait. Then the message popped up again and the only two choices were to restart or to close the windows. A little later it restarted automatically.

    I was using applications and didn't want it to restart. I have never seen it require a restart like that that you couldn't keep delaying before. Is ther a way to turn this off?

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    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Yours is strange.

    My computer gives me 2 or 3 days to restart after installing updates.

    I wish I could help but I have never experienced such a short time period for restarting.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by ironfist View Post
    I was just using Windows 8 and it said it had to restart to finish installing updates. It said do you want to restart now or wait 15 minutes. I was working on stuff so I said wait. Then the message popped up again and the only two choices were to restart or to close the windows. A little later it restarted automatically.

    I was using applications and didn't want it to restart. I have never seen it require a restart like that that you couldn't keep delaying before. Is ther a way to turn this off?
    Hello ironfist, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below can help you to disable the Windows Update automatic restart.

    Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart - Windows 7 Help Forums
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