Uninstall Windows Update

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Is there a way to completely uninstall wwindows update? Wen Windows Update was installing the latest version of itself, my computer froze. When I tried to use Windows update it gives me an error: unable to load windows update.

I tried renaming the windows update folder under program files and let windows update reinstall itself, but it still doesn't work. Any ideas?
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Commented:

Try the following...

In Internet Explorer: Click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the General Tab; In the Temporary Internet Files section, click Delete Files; Also in the Temporary Internet Files section, click Settings and then click View Objects, Right-click the CV3 Class file, click Remove, and then click Yes to confirm.

Hope that helps.
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You can edit the registry to disable Windows Update on a per user basis:

Start regedit.exe on the machine where you want to disable Windows Update.

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.
From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD value.
Enter a name of NoWindowsUpdate, and press Enter.
Double-click NoWindowsUpdate, and set it to 1.
Close regedit.

You don't need to reboot. If the user tries to start Windows Update, the system will display the following error message:


Windows Update was disabled by your system Administrator.

Let me know if you need to do this to multiple users or computers using GPO in your AD and I'll post those instructions.

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