This has happened to me one too many times last night. I walked over to my PC at 6AM and it wants me to log in. Why? Because Windows Update automatically rebooted my PC without my permission last night. At least give me the option to clean up my work and note what I have open and need to reopen.. It doesnt happen EVERY 2nd Tuesday, when Microsoft issues its out-of-band security updates, but it happened again last night and I need to find a way to stop it because it drives me batty.
I generally have a LOT of windows and browsers going, which, after one of these updates, its all lost. I am not talking about lost data. I am talking about me losing time in trying to figure out just where I was. Its 10am and I am still remembering that I had a particular browser open to a certain window or was editing a specific file in Textpad..
Any way to stop this unwanted reboot? I will manually reboot when I am ready to - like most of the other Windows Updates politely allow me to. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.