This will show you how to enable or disable Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 from automatically restarting the computer after 5 minutes of installing a Windows Update that requires a restart to finish installing.
Even though if you disable automatic restart for Windows Update, you will still be required to restart the computer to finish installing the Windows Update.
If the restart does not occur in three days, the PC displays a 15-minute countdown and then automatically restarts.
By default, this automatic restart is delayed if the PC is locked, and the countdown will begin the next time that you sign in to the PC.
Windows XP Service Pack 2 provides a number of new Group Policy settings that control communication between components in the operating system and sites on the Internet.
For more information, see the Microsoft Web site at: Link Id=29133 Benefits and Purposes of Windows Update and Automatic Updates Overview: Using Windows Update and Automatic Updates in a Managed Environment How Windows Update and Automatic Updates Communicate with Sites on the Internet Controlling Windows Update and Automatic Updates to Limit the Flow of Information to and from the Internet Procedures for Controlling Windows Update and Automatic Updates Windows Update is an online catalog that can be used to support computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 (SP1).
In some cases this appears not to work, and then there is another method to disable automatic driver updates in Vista and Windows 7.
If you are affected by this, and still want to disable Chrome updates (NOT RECOMMENDED), you may do so by using 'Update policy override' as described here.“Google Chrome or Google Chrome Frame cannot be updated on account of inconsistent Google Update Group Policy settings.
Use the Group Policy Editor to set the update policy override for the Google Chrome Binaries application and try again.”Q: Does the open-source Chromium browser auto-update like Chrome? Chromium does not have its own auto-update process, so if you are deploying Chromium, do you not need to worry about turning off auto-updates.
By default, Windows searches the Windows Update Web site for drivers that cannot be found in the driver store.
If an administrator has set up a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server and configured it on the client computers, then that server is used instead of the Windows Update Web site.