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Windows 7 updates reboot - postpone 4 hours still pops back after 10 minutes

The annoying little window that gives you 5 minutes warning on a reboot...

I change the "Remind me in" to 4 hours, then hit Postpone.

10 minutes later, the box pops back.  It's done this through several update/reboot cycles.  Any thoughts?
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
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snowdog_2112Author Commented:
I was looking more to just have the postpone timer work correctly.  A 4 hour delay is fine, and I don't mind being reminded again - just not every 10 stinkin' minutes.

Anything else to try?

Thanks.
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hutnorCommented:
Change windows updates to download update but allow you to pick when to install them.

This way you can install them when you want to restart & you will have no pop up timer.
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snowdog_2112Author Commented:
While the suggestions are workarounds, I was looking to see why the popup is not working.  I realize I could do the updates manually.

My question was specifically to find out if there is a fix to why the postpone options don't work, not how to control the updates themselves.

I'll have to call this unanswered...sorry guys.
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hutnorCommented:
Would disable restart feature be a better option for you?

1.Click Start -> Run
2.Enter “gpedit.msc”
3.Go to Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update
4.Double-click on “No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Update installation”
5. Enable it!
6.Reboot the computer

You can also set "Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations" to 240 minutes.
This setting is located in the same spot.
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