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How do I disable Microsoft Update??

  • Windows Update
  • Microsoft
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
February 9, 2007 4:38:54 PM

Once I ran Microsoft Update of Microsoft site to find out what was it...
But I'm rather running Windows Update and then running Office Update... But now, when I click in Windows Update I always redirected to Microsoft Update... How can I disable it and use Windows Update once again?

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February 9, 2007 5:38:40 PM

Try this:

Right-click an open area on the Desktop - New - Shortcut.

Type into the blank space, the following:

%system root%\system32\wupdmgr.exe

hit Next and name it Windows Update - Finish.
February 9, 2007 7:02:34 PM

The file couldn't be found... :( 
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February 10, 2007 3:44:15 AM

Pop in your XP cd. Exit out of the Autorun page.

Right-click My Computer - Explore - hit the + sign on your cd drive - click i386.
Scroll down through the W's, on the right side, until you find WUPDMGR.EX_

Copy and paste it into c:\windows\system32.

Start - Run - (type)cmd

In the command prompt window, (type) cd\windows\system32 (hit enter)

Now type: expand wupdmgr.ex_ wupdmgr.exe (there is one space between the underscore and the w)

The shortcut will work now.
February 10, 2007 11:07:43 PM

There is an easier way, IIRC. There should be a link somewhere on that MS Update page that will allow you to go back to Windows Update.
March 13, 2007 8:57:32 PM

In Run type services.msc, than find Automatic Updates and double click on it, select start up mode to disable and that's it!