Preventing Windows Update from Rebooting your computer Part 1

In my previous post about 64 bit computers I mentioned a time when Microsoft Automatic Updates ran and rebooted a computer of mine while compiling a video. Since then another person I know told me of the same issue and I have received many calls over the last year about “lost” data that occurred when office computers were left on and files such as Excel and Word were left open and unsaved and the system rebooted.

Fortunately most people were using Office 2003 or 2007 so a saved copy was there, however a couple of clients still use Office 2000 and that was a little more difficult.

Today let’s go over how to prevent Windows XP Home, Vista Home and Window 7 Home versions from rebooting automatically after a Windows Automatic Update. Continue reading