Annoyances: Disable Windows 8 message “your computer needs to restart” after updates

Maybe you might be annoyed by seeing a message to restart your Windows 8 after installing updates. We explain how to disable this annoying message

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Steps to disable Windows update message

1. open the Charms bar by moving your mouse pointer over the right cornor of your screen. Alternatively you may press Windows key + C on Start screen to open Charms bar. Then select Search.

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2. Next, type ‘gpedit.msc’ in the search box and click on the search button. Then click on the gpedit icon on the left side of the pane.

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3. Next, Expand Computer Configuration and then Administrative Templates. Next, expand Windows Components

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4. Next, under Windows components, select Windows Update. And on it’s right pane, check for ‘No auto-restart for logged in users…” . Right click on it and select Edit.

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5. Finally, click Enabled and then click on the Apply button and OK. That are the complete steps to disable message Windows 8 needs to restart.

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Sometimes restarting is essential but at some time you may ignore it.

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