Sunday, December 13, 2015
Restarting Windows 7 On A Schedule
Windows 7 updates load when you ask, but do not actually install (a very slow process) until the next time the computer restarts. This can be a nuisance. We use my wife's PC with an open source program called OpenLP for displaying song lyrics at chur h on Sunday mornings. This morning, it took more than hour for all 19 updates too install, during which time the PC is useless. The obvious solution: start the PC after the Windows updates happen Friday night. To my pleasure there is a Windows 7 command equivalent to the Unix reboot: shutdown /r (shutdown and restart) which you can set up to run on a schedule using Schedule Task. For my wife's PC, Saturday morning at 8:00 AM.