Windows Update dialog box asked to restart but the restart option is grayed out
Posted on 2013-05-22
In the past if update ran overnight there would be a hidden notice or balloon notice near the clock. The past few months Microsoft change something and now users get the most annoying dialogue box demanding a restart or postpone. Users were able to restart to get rid of this but lately many cannot select the "restart" option and if they just manually reboot their computer , the message comes back.
I can log in as an administrator, reboot and the message is gone until the next time. Why all of a sudden would admin rights be needed to finalize updates?
Is there a way to correct this without giving users local admin - we cannot do this.