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Since I really don't like being reminded of an update that requires a reboot1, is it possible to have manual updates install when shutting down the next time? Automatic updating does this, but it's really annoying having to wait for quite some updates when I just wanted to shut down my PC(and pull the plug, that's why I don't simply let it shutdown on its own). So

Can the Windows 7 update be set to install updates on shutdown (like automatic updating does) but let me manually determine at which shutdown it shall do so?

Alternatively, changing the auto-update such that a don't-install-updates-now shutdown is possible would also be a solution.

1especially while watching movies, and yes, I know I can set the reminder to four hours, but where's the option "don't remind me, I know that a computer can be restarted"?

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I think this is the closest to a solution, making the "Install updates and Shut Down" a non-default option in the shutdown menu.

Add a 32-bit DWORD value called NoAUAsDefaultShutdownOption to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU with a value of 1. No reboot should be necessary.

source: howtogeek, found via this SU answer

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