While using the computer system, almost every user faces one issue which often irritates the user and that issue is the system asks the user to reboot again. This normally happens when either the user has installed a new software or when there is some updates for the windows. Everyone wants to do something in order to avoid this situation. But, normally they doesn’t find any solution for the same. Here, we will try to provide you with a solution for this kind of problem.
Often, when a new software is installed or there is an update for the Windows, that program needs to change some core system files or files that are in use at that point of time, but as the system is currently running, so it has to do it the next time you reboot. However, on the other hand some programs will tell you to restart even when you don’t have to. In those cases, you can sometimes get around them by logging out or by restarting explorer.exe. If not, you can always make rebooting a little less painful. Here are a few ways to deal with those two situation.
As discussed earlier, sometimes, the computer doesn’t actually need to reboot, even if a program tells you it does. One of the method to check this out that whether a program actually requires a reboot or not, is to check the conditions in which the system actually requires it. One of the other options available is to use a small, portable app such as WhyReeboot that will let you know if Windows is set to run any operations on the next restart. If you find a message in that app saying, “No items were found”, it’s likely that you don’t need to reboot at all. Note, however, that if you installed something like a new driver, WhyReboot might not be able to detect that, so you should be safe and reboot.
But on the other hand, even if you don’t install new programs, you’ll inevitably encounter reboot requests when your system downloads software updates. It especially occurs for Windows machines, when once a month on Patch Tuesday (the second Tuesday of the month) it provides you with some new updates for the system, though Microsoft often issues “out-of-band” updates for major vulnerabilities. For other OS such as Macs there is no such regimented schedule, but still receive regular updates for bug and security fixes. Linux is more flexible, but for the other platforms platforms, they will have updates available almost any time you check.
However, in order to avoid these Windows Update restarting your computer without prompting you, you can disable the auto-reboot feature and restart on your own terms. If you keep your computer on at night, you can also schedule those updates to install when you’re sleeping by going to Windows Update and hitting “Change Settings” in the left-hand sidebar. Beside this, you don’t need to do a full reboot every time. Logging off can also solve this issue. In some other cases, like if you’ve tweaked the registry, all you need to do is restart explorer.exe. The best way to do this is to open the Start menu, hold Ctrl and Shift down, and right click on any empty space in the Start menu. You’ll see an “Exit Explorer” option that will safely quit Windows Explorer. After that, you can just hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete, go to the Task Manager, hit File > New Task, and type in explorer to start it back up. This will restart Explorer without quitting any of your running programs.
These were only the few ways, by which you can avoid restarting the system again and again. Unfortunately, these tricks don’t always apply in every situation. When in doubt, do a full reboot to ensure everything works correctly, unless you’ve researched the specific program or tweak and know one of the above will suffice.