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how can i KEEP windows updates from happening? i have turned off the "auto updates" in control panel AND disabled the automatic updates in services, and still eventually it will turn itself back on,manual, and be running updates at in opportune times..running xp pro , have this happen to several systems not just one....
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Radhakrishnan RSenior Technical LeadCommented:
Hi,

Perform the steps as per this MS KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892894 which should resolve the issue.
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Andy MInternal Systems ManagerCommented:
Is this a domain setup? If so then check Group Policy on the server as you may find a setting in there that re-enables the update (especially if it's happening to several machines).
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gstevederbyAuthor Commented:
this one is NOT in a domain, but i have had ones that were that did the same thing......autoupdates turning them selves back on manually...i have Perform the steps as per this MS KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892894 which should resolve the issue.  so now time will tell....but seems reasonable that it will fix it, i hope...
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
You say "...and be running updates at in opportune times"

Do you have the updates scheduled to install at the default 3:00 am ??

I sure wouldnt want to have a PC that wasnt kept up to date by disabling windows updates.
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gstevederbyAuthor Commented:
so i did the registry patch and it STILL is turning itself by to manual in services and is running in the task manager...so now what?
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Radhakrishnan RSenior Technical LeadCommented:
Hi,

Usually the registry part will fix the issue. I would suggest to have a look http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525 and refer fix it section.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
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gstevederbyAuthor Commented:
time will tell now, so the jury is still out.....also it's never just a matter of the updates that are sch. at 3am...if anyone ever looks at a system running slow in task mgr. they might find wupdate running....at just about anytime it feels like it....so that is why to stop it and control it manual....thx
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