Monthly Archives: May 2012

Disable Automatic Restart after Windows Update – Windows XP

Go to registry editor and navigate to the following registry key:
If the key does not exist, then you must create it.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU 

Change the “NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers” DWord value to the required number.

0 = False (Allow auto-reboot)
1 = True (Disallow auto-reboot)

Save and restart Windows Operating system.

Create your own system recovery dvd/cd to restore your system

The best program I have found to make your own Recovery DVD is Macrium Reflect. There is a free version available with all the necessary features.