Prevent Automatic Restart After Windows Update

When you are running a campaign with the Email Marketing Robot you don’t want Windows Update to automatically restart your computer after installing any updates.

Automatic updates are undesirable for two reasons, firstly they will stop your software sending out emails – and if you are away from your computer and don’t realise this can mean missed campaign time. Secondly, by restarting your computer while the software is running it could potentially cause corruption to the campaign file.

The easiest and safest way to prevent Windows Update from restarting your computer:

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start Menu
  2. Go to Windows Update settings
  3. Click Change Settings
  4. Change the setting for Important Updates to “Download updates but let me choose whether to install them”.

Additional measure to prevent other updaters from restarting your computer:

If you are not using the computer, you can lock your computer also by pressing the Windows Key + L.

When your computer is in lock mode it will not restart automatically.

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