How to deactivate auto reboot of a Windows 7 PC
Disable auto reboot in case of system failure
Windows 7 is a high performance operating system with several advanced features. However, at times due to certain hardware or software issues, you might encounter critical errors such as the blue screen of death. Well, if your Windows 7-based PC is configured to restart in case of a system failure, you won’t be able to read the error that is flashed on your screen. The error message can really come in handy for troubleshooting the cause of the problem and fixing your PC. So, here are the steps to disable the automatic restarting of a Windows 7-based PC due to system failures.
- First of all, you need to click on the ‘Start’ button and then open ‘Control Panel’.
- Now click on the ‘System and Security’ option.
- Click on the ‘System’ link.
- Click the ‘Advanced system settings’ option in the task pane on the left side.
- Locate the ‘Startup and Recovery’ section near the bottom of the window and click on the ‘Settings’ button.
- In the ‘Startup and Recovery’ dialog box, locate and uncheck the check box next to ‘Automatically restart’.
- Now you need to click ‘Ok’ in the ‘Startup and Recovery’ dialog box.
- Click ‘Ok’ in the ‘System Properties’ window.
- Now exit the ‘System’ window.
By following these steps, you have configured your Windows 7-based PC to not reboot automatically when there is the blue screen of death error or a critical system issue. The rebooting will have to be done manually and you will be able to read the error message that comes up on the system’s screen.
Disable automatic restart after Windows 7 updates are downloaded
A Windows 7 PC might also restart after Windows updates have been downloaded on your computer after installation. To disable this feature, just follow this procedure: In Windows Update, click on ‘Change settings’. Under ‘Important Updates’, select ‘Download updates but let me choose whether to install them’. This will give you the control on when to install the updates and restart the PC if required.