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Windows 7: Updates Disabled - Really Disabled!!

17 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Updates Disabled - Really Disabled!!

Hi all....

Have just sorted an issue on a friends laptop, but noticed this while checking things out.... as this is Home Premium there is no group policy editor to try and enable updates through that, so if anyone knows the (possible) registry keys, or any other method to enable updates, I'd be really grateful....


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17 Jul 2010   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Did you try the steps in this tutorial

Windows Update Settings - Change
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17 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Yup, have been through all that first, but trying anything reports that updates have been disabled by system admin, are you on a network, etc, and that GPE has been used to disable updates.... never seen it before, even moreso since the laptop has only ever been on a home network, and GPE isn't available in Home Prem, which is why I thought registry settings somewhere would be the answer - can't imagine what caused it though...
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18 Jul 2010   #4
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6

Disable your Firewall (temporarily) and try update.
(Is it Lenovo? I saw this peculiar problem with only Lenovo)
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18 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

See this tutorial. Download the reg file.

Windows Update - Enable or Disable Access
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18 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
See this tutorial. Download the reg file.

Windows Update - Enable or Disable Access
Ah, fantastic, thanks....
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