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2answers
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Prevent local computer rebooting (windows update) during fullscreen remote desktop session

Is it possible to prevent Windows 7 from rebooting without any interaction from the user? Or even better, only if the use is using a full screen application? More details: My wife uses her home ...
0
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2answers
88 views

Windows XP suddenly in reboot cycle [closed]

A friend called me up today. Everything was normal yesterday, she browsed with Firefox only and didn't go to any unusual sites. Shut down normally last night. This morning whenever she boots she ...
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1answer
64 views

How to keep Windows 7 restarting the PC until no `restart requirement` is required?

I cannot get new updates via Windows Update because the OS requires to restart - to finish previous/current installing stuff I guess. The restart requirement is as below snapshot. How can I make my ...
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2answers
115 views

Why Windows needs restart every time it updates when Linux don't?

Even if a smallest update of one package or security patch makes Windows need another re-start. Why ? If an anti-virus don't need it after patch update, why Windows need it after updating Secutiry ...
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4answers
2k views

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 ...
0
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1answer
132 views

Is it possible to set Windows 7 to download updates now, but install them on the next shutdown?

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 ...
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0answers
73 views

Windows restarting certain applications after a Windows Update

So I've come across this strange function in Windows where after a Windows Update and the reboot it tries to restore your session prior to restarting. This though only works with Microsoft's own ...
4
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2answers
592 views

Windows Update Configuration Fails Every Boot [duplicate]

A few days ago Windows Update installed when I shut down my laptop. When I restarted it hung at 0% for about 5 minutes. Then it said reverting configuration and continued into Windows. Now every ...
2
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1answer
2k views

How to auto login after Windows Update restart?

After my Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 finished updating (windows update) during the night it restarts. I want it to auto login to my (admin) account after it restarts, but only auto login after a windows ...
4
votes
2answers
12k views

Recover un-saved notepad document after Windows Update reboot

Windows did some updates last night and rebooted my PC :( How can I, if at all, recover and un-saved notepad document that was sitting open?
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6answers
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How to shut down the computer without the update on Windows 7?

Sometimes when my Win 7 machine has programs that crashed, maybe Firefox, or IE, I would like to shut down the computer without installing any Windows update. That's because I worry that if IE or ...
0
votes
1answer
321 views

Windows XP restarting repeatedly after a fresh restore

I don't normally deal with Windows but someone wanted me to fix their computer with Windows XP on it. It was just restarting every time it tried to boot. It would not go into safe mode, the result was ...
2
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4answers
896 views

Disable prompts to Restart after Windows Update on XP Home

All of the users on a single Windows XP Home machine want the 10-minute "you need to restart" dialogs to go away, as this machine is running LONG running jobs that cannot withstand a reboot for ...
2
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3answers
759 views

How to prevent Windows Update from automatically restarting my comp? [duplicate]

Because I program a lot on my personal machine, sometimes I have a lot of windows open with articles on blogs etc that I would like to keep open as I'm working in addition to VS etc. Rather than turn ...