Disable Install Updates And Shutdown Option In Windows 7/Vista

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If any updates have been downloaded and are available for your Windows operating system then you see the Install Updates and Shut Down popup notification option before shutting down the computer, but what if you don’t need this option even if the updates are available. Below I have explained the step by step process to disable this setting, it involves some small changes in the Windows Registry.

Editor’s Notes: I don’t recommend disabling this option since keeping Windows up-to-date is the best way to secure the computer. This can only come useful to those professional users who have full control over their computer and don’t want to install specific updates at the moment.

First of all click Start, type gpedit.msc and then press Enter.

Install UpdatesThe Local Group Policy Editor will be opened, now navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components in the left side pane and choose the Windows Update option.

Local Group Policy Editor

Now locate and double click the option Do not display “Install Updates and Shut Down” option in Shut Down Windows dialog box in the main window. A new dialogue box will be displayed, here choose the Enable option and that’s it, now the Install Updates and Shutdown option will not appear as a choice in the shutdown window dialogue box.

Enabled

Enjoy!

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  • Tracey Luo

    Is it possible to disable it without the group policy editor? I have a home edition of Windows 7, and apparently that doesn't have the editor!

  • Tracey Luo

    Is it possible to disable it without the group policy editor? I have a home edition of Windows 7, and apparently that doesn't have the editor!

  • Tracey Luo

    Is it possible to disable it without the group policy editor? I have a home edition of Windows 7, and apparently that doesn't have the editor!

  • sri

    Thank you so much ,It relaly helped me .

  • adon

    Thank you….

  • hcs

    Thank you so much for allowing ME to decide. This is fantastic. I would have NEVER been able to figure this out on my own.

  • krrishna007

    thank yew very much! ooof! i can now shutdown my laptop without any delay! thank again bro!

  • Vincent Reggiannini

    You don’t recommend it, but how about 90% of the time I actually have to get something done or be somewhere and Windows is insisting on installing 1 of 7 updates?

    When can we actually get work done when using a PC?  It seems, today, that all we do is sit and watch as the machine does what IT wants to do, more then what WE want it to do.

  • Phani_a2z

    Thanks for the info … it was very useful

  • piu

    Thanks a lot lot lot

  • Jon

    Big big thanks. Phew, thought I can’t escape my computer, it won’t let me shut down.

  • Remo

    Thanks its work.

  • emerson

    thanks a lot.:-)

  • Remo

    Thanks Its work.

  • FRN

    thanks for this addictive tip