Disabling Windows AutoUpdates

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by yawnmoth, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. yawnmoth

    yawnmoth Guest

    I don't like rebooting my laptop. I'll often times have 15 Firefox
    windows open (not including tabs), several Notepad windows open (some
    of which whose contents won't be saved), etc. When I need to turn it
    off, I instead put it in Hibernate.

    Unfortunately, sometimes, Windows autoupdate will autodownload an
    update and, unless I tell hit the "No" button every five or so minutes
    (which is something I can't do if I've left my laptop on while I'm in
    the shower, as an example), will have my laptop rebooted,
    automatically. This is a behavior I really don't like. If a window
    popped up telling me that the autoupdate was complete, I could have
    time to save my Notepad documents and to finish up what I was doing in
    Firefox. It could even say something like "Click OK to reboot" and not
    have a Cancel button. Either way, I could finish up what I was doing.
    Unfortunately, these options are not accorded me.

    So... anyone know if it's possible to make Windows XP do this?
    yawnmoth, Dec 16, 2005
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  2. "yawnmoth" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I don't like rebooting my laptop. I'll often times have 15 Firefox
    > windows open (not including tabs), several Notepad windows open
    > (some
    > of which whose contents won't be saved), etc. When I need to turn
    > it
    > off, I instead put it in Hibernate.
    >
    > Unfortunately, sometimes, Windows autoupdate will autodownload an
    > update and, unless I tell hit the "No" button every five or so
    > minutes
    > (which is something I can't do if I've left my laptop on while I'm
    > in
    > the shower, as an example), will have my laptop rebooted,
    > automatically. This is a behavior I really don't like. If a window
    > popped up telling me that the autoupdate was complete, I could have
    > time to save my Notepad documents and to finish up what I was doing
    > in
    > Firefox. It could even say something like "Click OK to reboot" and
    > not
    > have a Cancel button. Either way, I could finish up what I was
    > doing.
    > Unfortunately, these options are not accorded me.
    >
    > So... anyone know if it's possible to make Windows XP do this?
    >


    Start > Right click My Computer and select Properties, and then the
    Automatic Update tab. 'Download updates for me, but let me choose
    when to install them'...
    Boscoe Pertwee, Dec 16, 2005
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  3. yawnmoth

    yawnmoth Guest

    Boscoe Pertwee wrote:
    > "yawnmoth" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > <snip>
    >
    > Start > Right click My Computer and select Properties, and then the
    > Automatic Update tab. 'Download updates for me, but let me choose
    > when to install them'...


    Hadn't noticed that tab before - thanks! :)
    yawnmoth, Dec 16, 2005
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