Windows - How do I disable the Windows Update Restart Dialog Box ?

Your windows box installed another bunch of windows updates and keeps asking you if you want to restart.

To disable this reminder,

  1. Go into the Command Prompt. via Start / Run / CMD.
  2. Enter the command sc stop wuauserv

This change is temporary and updates will continue upon the next reboot.

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