Thursday, June 18, 2009

Restrict Access to Windows Update

Again, if you don’t want your friends (or enemies) to make any changes to your system, you can consider, amongst other things changing a registry setting to restrict access to Windows Update.

Navigate to:

And to:


In both these locations, create a new DWORD value named NoWindowsUpdate and set it to 1

The restriction can also be enforced by setting the DisableWindowsUpdateAccess DWORD Value to the following key:


Refresh your desktop or restart your Windows session for the change to take effect.

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