Disabling two-hour auto-reboot in Windows 7 RC

    Starting March 1, 2010, Release Candidate versions of Windows 7 began to reboot every 2 hours. Since the expiration date itself expires only in June, by disabling this auto-retriever, you can safely and legally use your RC for a few more months.

    Below are three easy steps to do this.

    1. Disable system protection.
    • Computer> Properties> System Protection> Configure> Disable System Protection
    2. Install Shutdown Guard (this is not a patch or crack, but an absolutely legal open source program that uses documented features). Check that it is registered in the startup and running.

    3. Disable the automatic completion of applications on reboot.
    • Press Win + R> type gpedit.msc
    • Find Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> System> Shutdown Options
    • Turn on the option “Disable automatic application shutdown” (double click> Enable> OK).


    • Reboot for the changes to take effect.
    The method is tested and works.

    UPD: Method number 2

    Win + R> msconfig> "Services" tab> Uncheck the "Power" service


    There will be no auto-reboot, but for some reason there will be no sound.

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