How to Stop a Scheduled Shutdown

How to Stop a Scheduled Shutdown:

  • Open Command Prompt as an Administrator (cmd.exe)
  • For a local computer Type:  shutdown /a
  • For executing on a remote computer in the same domain, type:  shutdown /m \\computername /a

 

How to Stop the Windows Update Shutdown Countdown:

 

How to Prevent Windows Updates from Rebooting your Computer:

Windows Vista/7:

  1. Start -> search for gpedit.msc or search Run, select it, and then type gpedit.msc
  2.  Now drill down as follows: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update
  3. Double click on “No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations”
  4. In the dialogue box that comes up, select “Enabled” and click “OK”

 

 

Resources:

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/355900-stop-a-pending-reboot-countdown-server-2012

Bypass pending reboot of Automatic Updates [0x8DDD0007]

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/stop-windows-automatic-reboots

 

 

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