Windows 7 Automatic Restart–Windows Update

The functionality of Windows Update automatic restarts has changed from the way it functioned in Windows XP. We all remember the postpone function that could be done indefinitely. Now in Windows 7 without the user interacting with the dialog, it will reboot the PC even if it’s locked or simply idle. I personally don’t see an issue, maybe an annoyance as you’d have to rearrange your windows again, but the state of requiring a reboot is not one to just “hang out” in. In short, don’t get up from your desk without saving that paper or spreadsheet you’ve been working on all day.

Here’s a way to Enable or Disable Windows Updates from Automatically Restarting the Computer.