Prevent Windows 8 from Auto-Restarting on Update

Prevent Windows 8 from Auto-Restarting on Update

Here is a quick fix to prevent Windows 8 from not restarting your computer automatically when it updates, download and run the following registry file:

Download and run me

Contents of the registry file:
[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:00000001

Once you have successfully installed this file into your registry, reboot your computer and you should be free from rogue rebooting.

As usual, a warning that changing your registry can have adverse affects; we are not responsible for anything that goes wrong with attempting this fix (though it should be perfectly safe)

Happy Computing!


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