What must be one of THE most annoying features of Windows is that, post Windows Update, the constant reminders to reboot your PC. What is worse is that if you don’t do it then Windows will do it for you after five minutes. So if you have, say, popped off to make a cup of tea when you come back you will find your machine rebooted and that whatever you are in the middle of, such as burning a DVD, aborted.
This can all be incredibly frustrating as I found this morning. Fortunately there is a solution in the form of the very simple and snappily titled “XP SP2 AutoReboot Disable“. This, as the name suggests, allows you to turn off this automatic reboot option and bring back some control. Not sure if it will work for XP SP3 but until you are forced to download it you are safe.
Download from the following link: http://www.intelliadmin.com/Downloads.htm