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Disabling that irritating windows reboot now dialogue.

Posted by peeterjoot on May 14, 2010

I found the following blog post about the awful childish nagging reboot prompter a while back:

XP Automatic Update Nagging

For Windows XP, I found only this one worked:

d:\peeterj> net stop "automatic updates"
The Automatic Updates service is stopping.
The Automatic Updates service was stopped successfully.

You can do this after the installer update virus kicks in, and then work in peace until you feel like rebooting. I do a shutdown instead of hibernation at the end of the work day after crippling the nagging modal dialog box, then I don’t have to take the 20 minute reboot cost until it is convenient(er).

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