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automatic restart for automatic updates

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Folding/SETI/Rosetta Team Member
Oct 20, 2005
this is going to sound like a stupid question but is automatic restarting after automatic updates a new thing in winxp x64 edition?

i woke up this morning and thought my overclock had failed me after almost two weeks, wasn't making sense until i checked the event log. i thought winxp (pro 32-bit at least) always asked the user to reboot after an update instead of automatically rebooting.


Oct 4, 2005
I had the same thing happen to me. I was trading out an old fan for a new one with the COM still on. It took me about 15 mins due to other distractions and my monitor automatically turned off after that period of inactivity. Right after it turned off, Auto Update downloaded some critical updates and then automatically restarted. At that moment I plugged in the new fan as the system rebooted. I thought I fried something.