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Prevent Windows Service Packs from automatically installing (TTID #424)

Author: TACKtech Team   Views: 7,997 /  Created: May 1, 2008

Problem:

Service Packs automatically installs on computers running Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003.



Solution:

Launch RegEdit.

Add the following information into the registry:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
"DoNotAllowSP"=dword:00000001



Registry Editor
Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
Value Name: DoNotAllowSP
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1



WARNING: Use the information provided at your own risk. Always backup your system prior to modifying the registry. Serious problems may occur that require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved.

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