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How can I stop windows from rebooting after an automatic update?

I like Windows to keep itself up to date via the automatic updates, but sometimes it does that when I'm not at the computer and it's doing something critical, like downloading the latest stack ...
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Disable Auto-Restart Prompt after Windows Update (in Windows Vista/7)

I've mastered how to disable/delay the Automatic Restart prompt after Windows Update deems it necessary to restart my computer in XP. But, now I'm using both Windows 7 and Vista and that method no ...
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Disable restart after update prompt for server 2008 R2

I run server 2008 r2 as my desktop OS. I am trying to disable the annoying restart prompt that comes up after installing updates. The most I can postpone it to is 4 hours. I have tried disabling ...
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Chrome says Updates are disabled by Administrator

How to enable auto update in Chrome? I am a user with administrator rights. How can I re-enable the auto download for Google Chrome.
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Stop Windows 7 from forcefully shutting itself down when waiting to update

I have had this happen to me twice now. I'll be in the middle of working on something that has resulted in me not rebooting my machine for several days. If Windows 7 is waiting to install updates ...
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Global Windows Software Updater

Is there a way like in Linux how you update ALL your software a way to also update ALL your Windows software at the same time? Or just to check and see which applications are outdated and need to be ...
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svchost.exe Hogging CPU on Fresh XP Install

I got an ISO of Windows XP Professional with SP3 integrated from dreamspark. I burned it onto a DVD, and installed onto an old computer of mine. The first thing I did after installation was install ...
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Is there any feature where the Apps in the Windows Store update themselves when there is an update?

Is it possible for the apps in the Windows Store to update themselves whenever an update is found? This could be very useful as one cannot go to AppStore every time and look for updates. Auto Update ...
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How to get Firefox to stop asking me to upgrade?

Every day or so, Firefox tells me: Update Available A security and stability update for Firefox is available: Firefox 5.0 Beta It is strongly recommended that you apply this update ...
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How to turn off Windows 7 Automatic Updates?

I'm using Windows 7 Enterprise and I need to turn off the Automatic Updates feature, but don't know how. The "Change Automatic Updates Setting" has been deactivated with a greyed out look, as seen in ...
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How to automatically call sequences of 1) windows update and 2) restart until no new update found?

I found on our site this solution but that is not fully automatically - i.e. I call 1) Windows Updates, then 2) Restart, then 3) Log in, then do the boring loop 1-2-3 again and again manually. I seek ...
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How do I prevent Firefox from autoupdating?

Their new fangled update schedule is highly problematic. I am using Ubuntu GNU/Linux.
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How to automate driver update from a folder for all devices on Windows?

I have a Dell Laptop, and the drivers has been installed with Windows 7. I downloaded a package with specific and updated drivers. I would like to install all drivers found in this folder. In the ...
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Silent Java update check

How to have automatic Java updates without jusched.exe process running all the time in the background and with control when a check for the update should occur?
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Automatic updates of Firefox (stable and beta) don't work on OS X

I do use Firefox stable, beta, aurora and nightlies on OS X 10.7.*. While automatic updates work as expected with aurora and nightly builds they don't work, and never have, with stable and beta ...
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Automatic update of debian

I have a parc of identical debian wheezy machines. They are competely identical hardware & software except the IP address and some VPN keys. I want to update these machines completely ...
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Installing Google Chrome with system wide automatic updates on Microsoft Windows

Google Chrome can be an an excellent browser for locked down public terminals, as the Windows version keeps itself and its integrated Adobe Flash plugin up to date automatically and completely ...
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using dropbox.com for software update

I am looking dropbox.com as an update method for my software which is going to be deployed manually by me among many computers. I am planning to install the software into a drop box folder which can ...
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automate windows updates in Windows 7

I have a Win7 VM that I haven't used in a few months. Just loaded it the other day and spent most of the day downloading updates, installing updates, restarting, and repeating... Is there a tool ...
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Is there a quick way to find out which updates are going to be installed before hitting the shutdown button with the exclamation mark?

I have the feeling, that since last patch day Windows update too often offered the installation of an update. Including that oft Windows 7 sp 1 without checking, that I do not have sufficient place on ...
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Will the mandatory update policy in windows 10 bring security issues?

Disclaimer: This question originated the following one: Can the mandatory update policy in windows 10 generate momentum/oportunity risk?; With the purpose to divide one broad question in two specific ...
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Unable to change the Java update settings in Windows 7 control panel

Java updates are necessary but they are so frequent that i am now tired of it. Besides, I need to do simple work on my PC and the requirements for Java are seldom. Today, I went into the control ...
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Windows XP Automatic Updates keeps asking for reboot

I installed updates via Automatic Updates (I have it set to "Notify but let me choose which to install"). Then I rebooted as prompted. Immediately upon logging in I received the message "You must ...
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Can I change the update channel in Portable Thunderbird?

I need some explanation on how to update a Thunerbird Portable installation to beta or aurora. I tried to change the preferences in about:config, changing update.channel to aurora, but that had no ...
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java update via windows task scheduler

I want to get rid of always-running jusched.exe, and update java periodically using windows task scheduler. Is it possible? My system: Windows 8 x64, Java 32-bit
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Can Firefox be switched to a 'Long Term Support' update channel?

If Firefox 10 is to be the new 'Long Term Support' release (meaning the version is supported for 12 months instead of only a few weeks at a time) and Firefox 3.6 support is being discontinued in ...
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Is it possible to download Visual Studio 2010 Updates?

When we change Windows we have to download all Visual Studio 2010 updates with Windows Updater and install them again. Is it possible to download Visual Studio 2010 Updates in an installing pack ?
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After Update, Internet Explorer has Terrible Formatting, what caused this?

After an automatic security update for Windows XP, Internet Explorer 8 has stopped rendering pages properly. Tables cut off text and images overlap other page content. All drop-down boxes look like ...
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How to disable Wuala automatic program updates?

Wuala seems to automatically update itself. This is a severe security problem because the company can push an update to all or some users stealing their passwords. This invalidates the security ...
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Windows 7: Disable automatic updates & antivirus updates on certain Wifi connection

TL;DR how do I disable automatic background updates when connected to certain WiFi network? Most of the time I'm connected to my home WiFi, so I have both Windows 7 and Avira Antivirus updates ...
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Preventing Apple from writting files to USB drives [duplicate]

When I stick a USB drve in a Mac they write all these dot files to it. Is there a way to prevent this? Why does apple do this.
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Windows Defender Update KB915597 (Definition 1.135.415.0) > BSOD > Computer No Longer Starts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A Windows Update Prevented Live Discs From Working? First off I'll state my system specs. Acer Aspire M1100 Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit OEM 2 Gigs of DDR2 ram ...
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How to stop Chrome from behaving like a virus?

Some time ago I installed Chrome (as I need to test my websites in it), but it launched uncontrollable background processes and updates, so I uninstalled it completely... Now I decided to install it ...
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How to allow Dropbox to auto-update by adding an exception to ESET firewall?

I am using ESET Smart Security v5.2.9.1 and Dropbox at Windows 7 x64. The problem that I am facing is that every time Dropbox wants to auto-update, it downloads an updater file that has different ...
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How to turn off automatic applications updates from windows?

Is there any way to turn off automatic updates of all application in windows. Because of that my internet bill is going high. I tun off Windows, Chrome, Firefox auto update off but again some other ...
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How to get charts to automatically update with new data added?

If I were to have data in excel just like the table below, and then make line charts with that data. All is well and good until I have to come back around and add rounds 11, 12, and 13 to the data. ...
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Is there some way to prevent any and all restarts? Not just from Windows Update?

I am running a critical research program on a Windows 7 PC that needs to run uninterrupted for several months. I have had to re-initialize the entire experiment several time due to unexpected restart. ...
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Microsoft XPS Document Writer print driver for Windows XP

I have read that the Microsoft XPS Document Writer printer driver is pre-installed on Windows 7 and Vista. I have an XP machine that also includes the XPS driver and do not remember ever installing ...
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On MacOS, how can I stop the OS trying to update the *deleted* iTunes?

On my Mac OS 10.5.8 I've deleted iTunes (by dragging it from Applications to trash and then emptying the bin. However, approximately once a week Mac OS suggests installing an update for it. Why and ...
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How to turn off auto-update action of Adobe Reader?

I'm feeling quite annoyed today since Adobe by someway automatically download an installer & ask me to run it - this explains me the slow internet connection in the last few days! So, please if ...
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Why does Automatic Updates service hang on startup with Windows 2000 Server?

I have a Windows Server 2000 machine that has a popup on startup saying that a service failed to start. In the Windows Event Log there is the following message: System Log Source: Service Control ...
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How to automatically install updates in linux mint 17.1

I have linux mint 17.1 xfce, and I am wondering how to automatically install updates. Every time a new update is available I have to click on the mintUpdate icon on the panel and enter my password and ...
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how to get the array size in ms excel?

I would like to write a formula which returns the size of an array. something like size(A1:A50) Maybe, it seems to be strange; but it helps me when I insert some new rows in the first 50 lines and ...
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How to stop Windows from switching back to “install updates automatically”?

I have Windows Updates set to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them". However, Windows keeps changing back to "install updates automatically". In this post I read ...
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Check whether Windows Updates are being installed

I have a powershell script that’s used by the IT support department for remotely installing software on workstations. The script supports the installation of multiple products (one after another)and ...
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Windows automatic updates in the work place

As a home user I understand letting windows run and install updates automatically. However, in the work place could business software and updates collide thus making running them automatically a bad ...
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Why is Automatic Updates setting on Windows Server 2003 resetting itself?

I've recently noticed that one of the servers I manage is resetting the "Automatic Updates" setting. I'm not sure how frequently or when this is occurring, but I log in to the server about every other ...
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How to stop windows from updating?

I have disabled my Windows update feature. But some how windows downloaded the updates (I think Avast had enabled automatic updates) and it is forcing to to update my Windows 7 or it is going to run ...
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How to automate the installation of Microsoft's critical updates?

Is there a way to programmatically configure automatic updates to only install critical updates. I already know about the policy inf file configuration allowed by secedit.exe however nothing speaks ...
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Windows Server - turning on automatic updates, but turning off automatic restart

I have a Windows Server which is used to host a bunch of web apps. I want important updates to be automatically downloaded/installed, but I don't want the system to restart automatically after this ...