Disable automatic updates in Windows XP2

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I need a registry hack to disable automatic updates in Windows XP2. Got any
ideas?
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KB
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Buddy, sometimes this group seems a little lame. I've posted perfectly
    valid, on-topic, non-trivial, questions and they all ignore them or they say
    ,"Duh, why don't you google it? That's where all the answers are."

    "KB" <KB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5240C256-58F7-4C2C-90F8-4CEC4A5C7893@microsoft.com...
    >I need a registry hack to disable automatic updates in Windows XP2. Got any
    > ideas?
    > --
    > KB
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Cyber-Hun wrote:

    > Buddy, sometimes this group seems a little lame. I've posted
    > perfectly valid, on-topic, non-trivial, questions and they all ignore
    > them or they say
    > ,"Duh, why don't you google it? That's where all the answers are."
    >
    > "KB" <KB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:5240C256-58F7-4C2C-90F8-4CEC4A5C7893@microsoft.com...
    >>I need a registry hack to disable automatic updates in Windows XP2.
    >>Got any
    >> ideas?
    >> --
    >> KB

    This response doesn't make any sense at all. KB has made three separate
    posts asking for registry hacks to accomplish tasks that don't need
    registry hacks. In all cases, he got an answer how to do what he wants.
    In the case of this post - KB, you don't need to do a registry hack to
    turn off Automatic Updates. Just go to Security Center and disable
    them!

    There is no sekrit conspiracy withholding registry hacks from the OP; he
    doesn't need them for what he wants to do!

    Malke
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    At least someone's being honest when they say something "don't make any
    sense" to them. There's probably a lot of things that don't make sense to
    this individual.

    "Malke" <noreply@invalid.com> wrote in message
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    > Cyber-Hun wrote:
    >
    >> Buddy, sometimes this group seems a little lame. I've posted
    >> perfectly valid, on-topic, non-trivial, questions and they all ignore
    >> them or they say
    >> ,"Duh, why don't you google it? That's where all the answers are."
    >>
    >> "KB" <KB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:5240C256-58F7-4C2C-90F8-4CEC4A5C7893@microsoft.com...
    >>>I need a registry hack to disable automatic updates in Windows XP2.
    >>>Got any
    >>> ideas?
    >>> --
    >>> KB
    >
    > This response doesn't make any sense at all. KB has made three separate
    > posts asking for registry hacks to accomplish tasks that don't need
    > registry hacks. In all cases, he got an answer how to do what he wants.
    > In the case of this post - KB, you don't need to do a registry hack to
    > turn off Automatic Updates. Just go to Security Center and disable
    > them!
    >
    > There is no sekrit conspiracy withholding registry hacks from the OP; he
    > doesn't need them for what he wants to do!
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > MS MVP - Windows Shell/User
    > Elephant Boy Computers
    > www.elephantboycomputers.com
    > "Don't Panic!"
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    Digital-Taliban wrote:

    > At least someone's being honest when they say something "don't make
    > any
    > sense" to them. There's probably a lot of things that don't make
    > sense to this individual.

    Well, thank you very much for the kind words. Have a nice new year, and
    maybe you'd be happier hanging out in someplace like C.O.L.A. You need
    to work on the creativity of your flames, but you have potential.

    Malke
    --
    MS MVP - Windows Shell/User
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic!"
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    On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 14:32:08 -0800, Malke <noreply@invalid.com> wrote:

    >KB has made three separate posts asking for registry hacks to
    >accomplish tasks that don't need registry hacks.

    Maybe he wants to automate the applicatrion of there settings?

    One of the downsides of the GUI is that the way to do things
    interactively, no longer bears any relationship with the way to
    automate the same changes. It's no longer a matter of typing the same
    commands in Edit instead of Command.com, adding an @Echo Off on top,
    and then saving as somename.BAT

    I know of several fixes that I can only apply interactively - which is
    a PITA, when building new PCs or retrofitting settings to a whole LAN
    full of boxen - because I can't find the magic .REG


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    The reason I need registry hacks is because I am trying to program automated
    tasks via a post installation script (simular to a unattended install),
    therefore I don't want to use the gui. Sorry for the confusion...I should
    have stated that in my post.
    Can you help?

    "cquirke (MVP Win9x)" wrote:

    > On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 14:32:08 -0800, Malke <noreply@invalid.com> wrote:
    >
    > >KB has made three separate posts asking for registry hacks to
    > >accomplish tasks that don't need registry hacks.
    >
    > Maybe he wants to automate the applicatrion of there settings?
    >
    > One of the downsides of the GUI is that the way to do things
    > interactively, no longer bears any relationship with the way to
    > automate the same changes. It's no longer a matter of typing the same
    > commands in Edit instead of Command.com, adding an @Echo Off on top,
    > and then saving as somename.BAT
    >
    > I know of several fixes that I can only apply interactively - which is
    > a PITA, when building new PCs or retrofitting settings to a whole LAN
    > full of boxen - because I can't find the magic .REG
    >
    >
    > >--------------- ----- ---- --- -- - - -
    > Error Messages Are Your Friends
    > >--------------- ----- ---- --- -- - - -
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    On Sun, 2 Jan 2005 16:03:01 -0800, "KB" <KB@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:

    >The reason I need registry hacks is because I am trying to program automated
    >tasks via a post installation script (simular to a unattended install),

    I thunk as much ;-)

    >Can you help?

    I don't know that particular .REG, but my approach would be:

    1) Check out Kelly's site, it's full of magic bullets

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    2) Google e.g. disable update SP2 reg

    3) Track the change using RegMon or similar

    www.systeminternals.com has a utility that tracks registry changes in
    real time. Filtering helps reduce the noise!

    http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/regmon.shtml

    What I'd do is set things up so you can get to Regmon easily, and do
    the GUI setting with as few clicks and keystrokes as possible. Start
    recording in regmon, do the change you want, stop recording. Sift
    through the barrage of registry changes ("a gnat has farted near your
    computer...") to cull the magic .reg that will do what you want.

    4) See if you can automate the GUI itself

    This is an alternate approach; use some sort of macro recorder etc.

    5) See whether other setup tools can help

    Setup /? etc. for response file documentation, things like Group
    Policy (unlikely if this is a systemwide thing), etc. SP2 itself has
    deployment and other documentation; if it's new to SP2, it may well be
    written up there, if not at one of the SP2 advice sites.

    HTH?


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