How to block forced reboot after installing updates on Windows

Even though the update process on Windows 8 is better than that of the earlier Windows operating systems, you might see the countdown timer to restart your computer for finishing the update process. Which leads to a forceful system restart. Well, you can save your self from this but not many people know how. Follow the steps given below if you don’t won’t to see that countdown again.

1. Go to start screen.
2. Type “regedit” and press enter.
3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \\ SOFTWARE \\ Policies \\ Microsoft \\ Windows \\ WindowsUpdate \\ AU.
4. There in the right side pane, right-click and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) value.
5. Rename the new value to NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers and set its value to 1.

In case you want to bring back the forced reboot you can always delete this DWORD value.

How to change logon and logoff sounds in Windows 8

It was possible to change the logon and logoff music  from control panel in Windows 7. However this functionality is left hidden in Windows 8 and we don’t know the reason why, but we can definitely help you to get it back in Windows 8. Follow the steps given below.

1. Our favorite shortcut – Win + R.
2. Type regedit and press enter.
3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/AppEvents/EventLables.
4. Look for WindowsLogon in the left pane. Select it.
5. Change the DWORD value to 0 for ExcludeFromCPL key.
6. Repeat the same process for WindowsLogoff and SystemExit.
7. Now press Win + X. Select Control Panel.
8. Go to Hardware and sound -> Sound.
9. There you can change all the system sounds. You can even select custom sounds using this.

Enjoy 😉

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Will work on :

• Windows Vista SP2 (x86 and x64)
• Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
• Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
• Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
• Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x64)
• Windows Server 2012 (x86 and x64)

Supported Architectures:

• 32-bit (x86)
• 64-bit (x64)

Hardware requirements

• 1 GHz or faster processor
• 512 MB of RAM
• 850 MB of available hard disk space (x86)
• 2 GB of available hard disk space (x64)
• 350 MB of available hard disk space (language pack)