Microsoft releases Windows updates and security patches regularly and when ever the system gets updated Windows puts up a nag screen that keeps on prompting you to restart the computer. In Windows the updates come into effect or some get installed during shutdown or restart only and hence it is necessary to restart the computer but this can get annoying if you are doing something really important and Windows keeps nagging for restart.
Windows XP Updates Restart Nag Screen
Windows Vista Updates Restart Nag Screen
How to Disable Windows Update Restart Nag
1. When you get the Windows update nag either in Windows Vista or Windows XP, open the command prompt by using the path StartMenu>Run>cmd or windows key + r and type cmd and then press enter.
2. In the Windows command prompt now type the below mentioned code:
sc stop wuauserv
3. Once you have put the above mentioned code and press enter and the Windows update service would be stopped and the nag screen will disappear. Windows update service will get restarted once you restart your computer hence you need not worry as your computer will keep receiving updates.
That’s it so now you can disable the Windows update restart nag whenever you are into something important.
Did you enjoy this article? Please subscribe to RSS Feed to receive all the updates!
- Backup or Copy a Windows XP User Profile to a Different Location using Profile Copier
- How to Install Windows 7 in Windows Vista or Windows XP using Virtual PC 2007
- Remove / Delete Windows XP Update Folder or Uninstall a Windows XP Update using Windows XP Update Remover
- Manage / Remove / Detect Hardware Devices of Your Computer using Device Remover
- Easily and Quickly Create a New Folder Within Windows Explorer or by a Hotkey