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Windows 7: Registry key to set "Never Check for update"

20 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 
Registry key to set "Never Check for update"

I want to select "Never check for updates (not recommended)" as a default settings for all users and only an administrator can change the option.
Is there a registry key to do this? I am building an image so it has to be done in the back ground....

We have another non microsoft solution for auto updates so I need it turned off by default, but not disabled for emergency.

help!
thank you


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20 Oct 2011   #2

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Hello, and welcome to the Seven Forums!

Do these two links answer your question:

How to configure automatic updates by using Group Policy or registry settings
Configure Automatic Updates in a Non

Please do say if they don't help, and I will assist you further

Richard
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22 Nov 2011   #3

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 

admin tools / services / windows update, turn it off
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19 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows XP SP3 Professional x86
 
 

Bump because it hasn't been solved yet (and I'm interested).
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19 Mar 2014   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Hey this is a three year old thread. Please create a new thread if you have a problem.
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19 Mar 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows XP SP3 Professional x86
 
 

But the header note said that I could post only in case my problem was related. And it's not only related, it's the exact same question. What's the point of threads then?
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19 Mar 2014   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Almost no one will reply since this is very old.
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19 Mar 2014   #8

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dogway View Post
Bump because it hasn't been solved yet (and I'm interested).
You should play around with Process Monitor :-)

This key is set to 1:

Registry key to set "Never Check for update"-wu.png


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19 Mar 2014   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows XP SP3 Professional x86
 
 

Wow so great, thanks UsernameIssues (haha nice nick), my suspicious were right. I tried to regshot it and the virtual machine crashed due to lack of memory, but I thought it could be 1. I was actually looking into:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
as per this link.

I know ProcMon, but I didn't know you could intercept changed data?
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19 Mar 2014   #10

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You are welcome.

I filtered ProcMon via:

Name:  WU-PM.png
Views: 8
Size:  16.6 KB

You will find a lot of info online dealing with the policies area of the registry, but "lower versions/editions" of Windows will ignore some of those settings. It is best to use more universal keys (if they exist).


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