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Set Windows Automatic Updates.

This tweak lets you configure Automatic Updates to Windows system even when the Automatic Updates is disabled.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
This tweak can be used to configure the system of applying the automatic updates to Windows system. You can set the installation schedule even when the Windows automatic updates is disabled.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkeys, “\WindowsUpdate\AU”, do not exist, create them as explained below. Now, create the DWORD value names as given below to make proper settings:

Value: “NoAutoUpdate” and set it data value
1 - Disable Automatic Updates,
0 - Enable Automatic Updates (Default).

Value: “AUOptions”
2 - Notify for download and notify for install,
3 - Auto download and notify for install,
4 - Auto download and schedule the install.

Value: “ScheduledInstallDay”
0 - Install every day.
1 to 7 - Install on specific day of the week from Sunday (1) to Saturday (7).

Value: “ScheduledInstallTime”
0 to 23 - Install time of day in 24-hour format.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The "Automatic Updates" is forcefully turned off and changes are not allowed.

The Notification to "Automatic Updates" is enabled and changes are not allowed.

The download of "Automatic Updates" is enabled and the changes to it are not allowed.

The "Automatic Updates" is forcefully enabled and the changes are not allowed.

The changes to "Automatic Updates" are enabled by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\] key, right-click and click on "New > Key" to create a new key with the name "WindowsUpdate".

Third, right-click on the 'WindowsUpdate' key and click on "New > Key" to create a new key with the name "AU".

Fourth, right-click on the blank area in the right pane and click on "New > DWORD Value" to create a new DWORD value with the name "NoAutoUpdate".

Fifth, right-click on the 'NoAutoUpdate' DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Sixth, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Seventh, right-click on the blank area in the right pane and click on "New > DWORD Value" to create a new DWORD value with the name "AUOptions".

Eighth, right-click on the 'AUOptions' DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Ninth, enter either of the following values in the text box and click on 'OK'. "2 - Notify for download and notify for install 3 - Auto download and notify for install 4 - Auto download and schedule the install".

Tenth, right-click on the blank area in the right pane and click on "New > DWORD Value" to create a new DWORD value with the name "ScheduledInstallDay".

Eleventh, right -click on the 'ScheduledInstallDay' DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Twelfth, enter either of the following values in the text box and click on 'OK'. "0 - Install every day 1 to 7 - Install on specific day of the week from Sunday (1) to Saturday (7)."

Thirteenth, right-click on the blank area in the right pane and click on "New > DWORD Value" to create a new DWORD value with the name "ScheduledInstallTime".

Fourteenth, right-click on the 'ScheduledInstallTime' DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter either of the following values in the text box and click on 'OK'. "0 to 23 - Install time of day in 24-hour format"

Disable access to the Windows update feature

Category : System > Product Update

This setting enables you to disable the Windows update feature so that no body else can access it.

Disable automatically restart if update has been installed

Category : System > Product Update

This setting lets you disable the auto restart option if Windows update has been installed in the system.

 
 
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