Are You Still on Windows 7 RC? For whatever reason if you do you’ve probably experienced your Windows 7 Release Candidate is restarting every two hour. This is just the initial reminder that your Windows 7 RC will expire on June 1st. During the span of 3 month between March 1st and June 1st, you can still use the Windows 7 RC. BUT, it will restart every 2 hour.
Is there a way to stop Windows 7 RC restarting ?
Well, technically there is no way you can prevent this happening. At least not within the golf of our knowledge, however there is programs you can use to prevent Windows sudden restart.
You can download the program called “ShutdownGuard”
What ShutdownGuard does is that it will prevent system to restart without user’s acknowledgments. Basically it will force Windows 7 to show the grey screen before the system initialize the restart signal.
When you have ShutdownGuard running it will instead ask you this dialog box when Windows 7 RC hits the bi-hourly restart cycle. Now when you click “Cancel” you there just prevent the Bi-hourly restart on Windows 7 RC.
Of course this is not the perfect resolution, but at least this tool prevent the system to restart without your acknowledgments.
Note: when you use this tool, and want to really shutdown the computer you will also see this as well. Suggest you to start the program when the system is running if you are still using Windows 7 RC.
Download the ShutdownGuard here