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Is there a way of globally preventing automatic restarts from all updates, e.g. Microsoft updates, Flash, Adobe PDF, AVG, and any others that decide to be a nuisance? I need my computer to be on throughout the night without being interrupted.

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There is no way of globally preventing it, unfortunately for your problem.

But there is a way, to turn off the automatic restarts after windows update (at least).

Go to Run and type in: gpedit.msc

Now go to: Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > No auto-restart with logged on users scheduled automatic updates installation

And maybe you could also disable the "sleep"-mode, this is also a thing that is a nuisance (in my eyes).

Go to Start->Control Panel->Power Options

Select **Change when the computer sleeps**

Choose **Never** and Save changes
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For future readers, gpedit.msc is only available on Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate Edtitions. It is not available on Home Premium. –  Moses Sep 9 '13 at 4:04

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