Picture this, you are surfing the internet (probably researching some stuff) and have multiple tabs open in your favorite browser. During the course of the night, you fell the fatigue creeping in and the last thing that you do is sleep with the computer on. Then after a long deep slumber, you fired up the computer expecting that all your tabs are there – all unaltered and in one place; but to your surprise, your computer suddenly rebooted itself without you asking due to an update from Microsoft losing all your work. That sucks right?
However do not be turned down. After searching for some answers, I have found out that there is a way to stop your computer from rebooting itself. According to Superuser user Louis (pretty much redundant right?) , you can turn this off. All you have to do is edit the local policy of your computer.
So how do you do this on Windows (I’m using Windows 8)?
First, you have to go to Local Group Policy Editor.
On the start screen type: Policy and select Settings then click Edit Group Policy and this screen will appear:
Then, click Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Windows Update.
Then, on the right side, double click No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic update installations. Click Enabled and click ok.
This will stop your computer from automatically restarting itself after an update. I’m going to test this if this actually works since I have a pending reboot 1 day from now. Hope it works!