But there's a way to fix it besides running Linux or Mac OS X.
There are two settings we can change. One is to disable the automatic reboot. The other is to slow down the popup prompt that keeps reminding you to reboot.
- Start->run "gpedit.msc".
- Go to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update.
- Change the "No auto-restart..." setting to "Enabled".
- Change the "Re-prompt for restart..." setting to "Enabled" and change the wait period to 1440 minutes (the max).
Now when an update requires a reboot, you'll get a popup reminder window only once a day and more importantly, no automatic reboots.