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Check for Internet Explorer Updates (All Windows)

Internet Explorer 5 and higher has the ability to automatically check for software updates. This tweak controls that feature.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "NoUpdateCheck" and set it to "1" to disable the update check or "0" to enable it.

Restart Internet Explorer for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|NoUpdateCheckREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main|
Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
Value Name: NoUpdateCheck
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = enable checks, 1 = disable checks)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: April 4, 2002