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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
> I am running Windows XP Pro 2002, SP2
> Dell Latitude D600
> My automatic updates is configured so that I am prompted before anything
> updated and installed. After the most recent Security Update for Windows
> (12/20/07 I believe), the Automatic Update Restart dialogue popped up. I
> restarted my computer, but the dialogue box continued to pop up no matter
> how many times I restarted. I cannot get it to go away. After lots of
> research, I have tried the following to no avail:
> Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc -> Local Computer Policy -> Computer
> Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows
> Update -> Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations.
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Win dows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
> Run -> cmd -> 'sc stop wuauserv'
> This last one actually makes the dialogue box disappear, but once I shut
> down and boot up again the Restart Now/Later dialogue box reappears.
> I also tried uninstalling the last update through Add/Remove programs to
> if reinstalling the update might fix the problem. However, once I did
> and tried to do a force update (online through microsoft update), it told
> I had a previous update in progress and that my computer needed to be
> restarted before new updates could be installed. This means that I am
> blocked out of any new updates until I get this box to go away. This also
> means that some suggestions to just drag the box down to the corner of my
> screen and ignore it isn't a good solution.
> This is quite possibly the most annoying thing ever and I would appreciate
> ANY help or suggestions that people have.