Thursday, January 12, 2006

Stop Windows Update to Reboot Nag Dialog: sc stop wuauserv

When installing updates on Windows XP SP2, sometimes there is this annoying dialog that forces you to reboot your system. If you say "No" it will come up after a few minutes again and again....

To stop this, run the command sc stop wuauserv. This will stop the update service. After the service is stopped, the nag message stops, too. Then you can reboot when you have time. The service will restart when you reboot.

1 comment:

  1. That's really cool. Before, I'd just slide the nag screen to the bottom right of the screen to get it out of my way when working on the computer.

    I guess that you can also do this from the Services panel too, huh?