How to stop updates from automatically restarting Windows 8 [Guide]

 

 

Sometimes it’s really irritating when Windows restarts after installing an update and you might lose your data . However there’s a workaround that prevents windows from restarting after an update . This option is built inside windows and doesn’t require any special software to do the task . Follow the steps mentioned below to find out the method .

 

BEFORE WE BEGIN

You need Windows 8 Pro for this trick to work, as gpedit.msc can only be found in Windows 8 Pro.

HOW TO STOP AUTOMATIC RESTART WHEN UPDATING WINDOWS 8

Step 1 : Press Windows Logo + R to bring up the run command .

Step 2 : Type in gpedit.msc and press open .

Step 3 : A new windows called “Local Group Policy Editor” opens . Go to the following directory :

Computer Configuration>>Administrative Templates>>Windows Components>>Windows Update

Step 4 : Once you open Windows Update , you’ll see a list of policies located on the right side . Find and double click the following policy :

No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatically updates installations

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Step 5 : Once open , select “Enabled” and click Ok . You’re all done now!

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CONCLUSION

If you follow the steps above properly , Windows will not restart automatically upon your next update . Enjoy !

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