Prevent Windows Update From Installing Vista SP1 Automatically

Posted On 2008-05-29 by FortyPoundHead
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How to prevent Windows Update from downloading and installing Windows Vista Service Pack 1 automatically.


  1. Hold down the Windows Key and press R.

  2. Type regedit and click OK.

  3. Click the plus sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    then Software
    then Policies
    then Microsoft
    then Windows
    then click WindowsUpdate

  4. Look for an entry on the right side for DoNotAllowSP. If it doesn’t exist, you will need to create it. To do so, right-click on WindowsUpdate and select New > DWORD Value. Give the value a name of DoNotAllowSP. Press the Enter key when you are done.

  5. Right-click the DoNotAllowSP entry and click Modify.

  6. Set the Value data to 1 and click OK.


Now Windows Vista Service Packs will not be allowed to install automatically.


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