Set periodic interval to check for Internet Explorer updates.

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This setting enables you to control how often Internet Explorer checks for a newer version.
Level: Recommended For Novice Users
The periodic check for internet explorer updates, redirects to a webpage where internet explorer updates are posted on the microsoft web site. The next time the browser is started after the interval has expired; it will navigate to the updates webpage instead of the homepage. This setting allows you to set the periodic time interval in number of days, on expiry of which the browser automatically navigates to the updates page. The default interval is 30 days. For this, go to start > run, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a dword value update_check_interval, if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value to set the desired periodic interval as decimal value, say 180. The internet explorer will look for updates after completion of 180 days from the date on which it was configured. The changes take effect after a restart or logoff. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.


First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Second, go to <b> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\]</b> and create a 'DWORD value' as "Update_Check_Interval".
Now, right-click on "Update_Check_Interval" and select 'Modify'.
Finally, set the 'Value Data' as a decimal value, say "180", to look for updates after 180 days.

Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\]
  • Location: Local Machine
  • Value Name: Update_Check_Interval
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 180
  • Action Type: Add an Entry

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