Automatic Updates in Windows XP


I really hate these Automatic Updates in Windows.
I'm not against the Automatic Updates themselves, but the dialog that follows, and that only gives you 2 options:
Restart Now and Restart Later:
AutomaticUpdateDialog:

Why to complain? It gives you the opportunity to dismiss the dialog by clicking the "Restart Later" button.
That's true, but for 5 minutes only. After this grace period, the dialog is back, thumbing its nose at you....
And after a few "Restart Later", you finally give up and restart the machine.


So far, I was stopping the "Automatic Update" service when the dialog was popping up.
However, a support engineer from our Java tech. team came up with a better solution he found on a blog:
you can disable the auto-restart for the Automatic Updates installations.
See more information on this blog: "XP Automatic Update Nagging"

Comments:

I would love to know how to stop this. It's a pain. I don't want to restart now (or in five minutes -- I'm working), I don't want it to bug the stew out of me all day long. Just wait until I reboot!!!!!!! If anyone knows a trick to disable this annoyance, I'd love to know it.

Posted by pb on October 16, 2008 at 10:04 PM CEST #

Paul, the last link references a blog explaining how to turn it off. Regards, Didier.

Posted by Didier on October 16, 2008 at 10:18 PM CEST #

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