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Windows Updates - Enable or Disable Uninstalling

How to Enable or Disable Uninstalling Windows Updates in Windows 7
Published by Brink
11 Apr 2010 - Views: 12753
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How to Enable or Disable Uninstalling Windows Updates in Windows 7

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This will show you how to enable or disable all users from being able to access View installed updates in Programs and Features to uninstall Windows Updates from in Windows 7.

EXAMPLE: Installed Updates Enabled and Disable
Windows Updates - Enable or Disable Uninstalling-enabled.jpgWindows Updates - Enable or Disable Uninstalling-disabled.jpg



OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download
1. To Enable Uninstalling Windows Updates
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Enable_Uninstalling_Windows_Updates.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Disable Uninstalling Windows Updates
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Disable_Uninstalling_Windows_Updates.reg

download
3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file on the Desktop and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.







OPTION TWO
Through the Local Group Policy Editor
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.
2. In the left pane, click on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, and Programs. (see screenshot below)
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3. In the right pane, right click on Hide "Installed Updates" page and click on Edit. (see screenshot above)

4. To Enable Uninstalling Windows Updates
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
B) Go to step 6.
5. To Disable Uninstalling Windows Updates
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
6. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
Windows Updates - Enable or Disable Uninstalling-gpedit-2.jpg
7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
That's it,
Shawn



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