Automatic Updates

To get rid of this annoying window after your machine has been updated, do the following:

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

You can configure how often it will nag you (I re-configured it for 720 minutes, which means I’ll be asked twice on a work day), or completely disable it.

Finally, at the command prompt type the following: gpupdate.exe /force (this make the changes take effect immediately).