Win xp keeps rebooting after updating
The first thing to understand is that there are three types of updates for Windows: important updates, recommended updates and optional updates.
After they are installed, the computer will normally automatically restart 5 minutes after the installation is finished.
That being said, I also feel that certain aspects can be tweaked for power users like myself.
I routinely check for updates when I want and install them on my own.
Set it to Enabled and Windows will wait for the logged on user to restart the computer instead of automatically trying to restart.
As you can see in the Help box, the user will still be reminded to restart the computer, but it won’t happen automatically.