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Remove “Windows Update” item from the Start menu and Internet Explorer.

This setting enables you to hide the “Windows Update” item in the Start menu and Internet Explorer.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
The “Windows Update” item calls the update page on Microsoft’s website. Updation to any software is a continuous process but to decide when the user should update it is a policy matter.

This setting enables you to remove the shortcut to “Windows Update” from the Start menu. It also removes the “Windows Update” option from Tools menu in Internet Explorer and turns off the update feature in Automatic Updates.

For this, go to Start > Run, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value “NoWindowsUpdate”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” which can remove the item from the Start menu. However, if you want to show the option back, change the value data to “0” or delete the value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
This works with Classic Start menu display.

Hide Windows Update in Start Menu.reg

The '.reg' file can hide Windows Update from Start Menu.

Show Windows Update in Start Menu (Default - classic StartMenu).reg

The '.reg' file can show Windows Update in Start Menu as default feature.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Link to 'Windows Update' item in Start menu is disabled.

Link to 'Windows Update' item in Start menu is enabled by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\], right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoWindowsUpdate" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "NoWindowsUpdate" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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