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Any way to configure Windows Update?
Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:03 AM
I absolutely HATE the default behavior. I install most drivers during the setup, and if I am not quick enough the bloody piece of s... downloads drivers from WU and overwrites the newer ones with the crippled outdated versions from there. That sucks horribly.
Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:08 AM
ProtectYourPC specifies whether Windows® Update installs important and recommended updates automatically.
Specifies that important and recommended updates are installed automatically.
Specifies that only important updates are installed.
Specifies that automatic protection is disabled. Updates are available manually through Windows Update.
There is no default value. If a value is not set, the Help protect your computer and improve Windows automatically page opens during Windows Welcome.
Valid Configuration Passes
oobeSystem Configuration Pass
Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | OOBE | ProtectYourPC
This setting applies to versions of Windows® 7 and Windows Vista® only.
For a list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.
The following XML example shows how to disable automatic system updates.
Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:06 AM
Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:30 AM
Unfortunately, while you have like 4 or 5 options in the OS for Windows Updates, you only get those 3 options for the Unattend. I'm sure you can choose that one you want (that's what I personally use as well) by using a registry key. Take a look here:
Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:32 AM
Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:04 AM
Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:31 PM
Check for Updates but let me choose whether to Download and Install
;62 Microsoft Update settings [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update] "AUOptions"=dword:00000002 "IncludeRecommendedUpdates"=dword:00000001
You can change the setting manually and go to that key in Registry and see what it changes to
Edited by maxXPsoft, 22 August 2012 - 08:31 PM.
Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:23 AM
I don't know if any of that could be useful for the scripters out there (or if it can be done in this context with Windows 7, it probably can), but hopefully it can provide a pointer towards doing it with the API if trying it with the registry doesn't work out.
Edited by Glenn9999, 23 August 2012 - 12:32 AM.
Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:35 AM
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