How to make windows shut the hell up

Oh, there’s so many contexts where that would be useful. Unfortunately this post is only about one context, but it’s useful and you’ll love it nonetheless. The scenario: windows prompts you to update it and you dutifully do so, after which it tells you it needs to restart, but helpfully allows you to defer this until later. Great! Except it reminds you…every…goddamn…minute…with an annoying as fuck popup window. Ever shout at that thing? Turns out a little googling reveals how to shut that thing off for good. The cheatsheet, if you don’t want to clickthrough:

Start / Run / gpedit.msc / Local Computer Policy / Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Windows Update / Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations

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