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Windows update/ AU registry change

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#1 herbman


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 02:52 PM

Hi everyone , every few days it seems my auto updates for Windows update switches back to value (2) instead of (4) which i changed to value (4) because value (2) stops the computer from automatically downloading updates which is what i want .


Even in the admin account it won't allow me to select auto updates because that option is hazed over with a transparent look, it tells me some options are handled by the administrator but i am in the admin account and i am the administrator .


Any ideas why this is happening?


Thank you

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#2 SleepyDude


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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:57 AM



Before executing the following steps please create a new restore point.


Using regedit locate the following key:


- Rename the WindowsUpdate key to WindowsUpdate2

- restart the computer

- you should now be able to change the windows update settings

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