After a Windows update it insists on a restart, very annoying if you want to finish something first.
So you click “Restart Later”
But it comes back every few minutes (Vista allows there a more elaborate reaction).
By accident I found a way to get rid of it:
- Open TaskManager
- find explorer.exe process
- click End Process
- confirm the warning
- File->New Task
- enter “explorer”
Windows starts a new explorer and every is as before, but it “forgets” to remind you to restart … nice “bug” in XP SP2 (haven’t tried it with SP3, yet)