...Because someone's gotta tell the story...


To return to the main Blog List, click Full Blog Listing.



Easy check for a pending reboot for patches

Thursday, October 24, 2013 in Technical Articles (Views: 2641)
Here is a quickie, for those looking for a way to detect if a computer has a pending reboot, and if so, then perform a reboot.

First, look for any patches under this key:
Auto Update\RebootRequired

If any are listed, you have a restart pending. You can also just create the RebootRequired key to fool Windows Update it needs a restart.

So, if you need to check for a restart, check this key. It would make more sense to verify you need a restart, rather than just restarting without the need.


Related Blogs You May Be Interested In:

To leave a comment, please log in and/or register.