Are you getting the Windows Update Reboot Loop?

Don’t worry – this is a common problem

Acumen has the solution.


Windows is self-rebooting constantly or always says “Restart your computer to install important updates” regardless of how many times you reboot.


Be sure you have attempted rebooting at least once or twice to ensure the reboots are not legitimately needed.


Step 1

Delete the following registry entry/folder

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\RebootRequired

Step 2

Stop the wuauserv service

Step 3

Restart the wuauserv service

After that, Windows Update should be functioning normally and not prompting for reboot before it can do anything.

Windows Update Reboot Loop

NOTE: This is not related to solving failed updates.

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