Windows update Restart Later

December 11th, 2008

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”
  • OK

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)