I kept getting an annoying notification alert "Some updates could not be installed, Restart / Remind me."

I kept hitting "remind me tomorrow" until a couple nights ago. Since then I have restarted my computer twice but the alert keeps appearing.

It looks like the updates won't be installed without initiating the restart through that prompt.

How can I restart and update my laptop at a time that is convenient to me? (Not when the prompt nags me to do so, I want that off my screen fast).

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    On the prompt, you can click an appropriately far-away timeframe and then open System Preferences > Software Update and press install there, which will initiate the restart – Ezekiel Elin Apr 25 at 3:05
  • @EzekielElin there seem to be only two options, install in an hour, install tonight, and neither are appropriate for me 99% of the time. – theonlygusti Apr 25 at 9:41
  • I believe that, in some cases, you have to actually go into the App Store or Software Update (System Preferences) and manually start the update process. This has happened to me a few times. – Steve Chambers Apr 25 at 14:46
  • @theonlygusti Is there not an Install Later option that doesn't specify a timeframe? You can then manually initiate when you want. – Ezekiel Elin Apr 26 at 4:38
  • @EzekielElin I don't know how to manually initiate it (that's what this question is about). When I next have the time I'm going to check the app store. – theonlygusti Apr 26 at 12:04

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