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Old April 14, 2010, 01:15 PM
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Default How do I tell Win 7 to F Off?

It's happened more than once that Win 7 decides to update and restart my computer on its own, it happened again last night and I lost a good 8 hours of folding on my bigadv

How can I force Win 7 to only update and install it's updates when I want it to?

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Old April 14, 2010, 01:17 PM
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Just set Windows Update up so that it tell you that updates are available, but doesn't download them or automatically installs them.

Start -> All Programs -> Windows Update -> Change Settings -> under "Important updates" select "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them"

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Old April 14, 2010, 07:38 PM
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Sw$$t deal, thanks, seems like it's going to work!

I always thought it was my OC that wasn't stable, but no it's just dumbo Win 7 giving me trouble.
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Old April 14, 2010, 07:42 PM
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I've actually had it set it self BACK to auto... I was angry.
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Old April 15, 2010, 06:41 AM
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You can still disable automatic restart.
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Old April 15, 2010, 07:05 AM
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How can I force Win 7 to only update and install it's updates when I want it to?

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like most of all the other versions of Windows.
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Old April 15, 2010, 07:28 AM
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You will want to be careful with this if you have Microsoft Security Essentials, which relies on that automatic update if you want it to update its definitions automatically.
Installing / reconfiguring MSC may also flip that Windows Update switch back to auto.
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Old April 15, 2010, 08:22 AM
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FYI, Windows will *tell* you that it restarted the computer automatically to finish installing updates ( a pop up bubble in the right hand corner ) - if you didn't see said bubble, it might not have been windows.
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Old April 15, 2010, 09:08 AM
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this is what I do , I turn off automatic updates via services, and the once a month when the Microsoft site uploads new updates ( usually around the 14 of each month depending on emergency security updates) I turn the updates back on via services then update my Operating system and after they install I turn them back off again. I have been updating all of my windows versions like this for years and necver had a problem.
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Old April 15, 2010, 11:00 AM
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I usually set it to download the updates but prompt me to install them.
I do this on all my computers, folding boxes included. That way I can install and reboot right away when I do regular maintenance - rather than waiting for them to download.
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