Disable updating Microsoft products from Add/Remove Programs

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This setting can disable the feature to update Microsoft product and services using Add/Remove Programs wizard.
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Description:
This setting can disable the feature to update microsoft product and services using add/remove programs wizard. For this, go to start > run menu, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey \uninstall is not present, create it as explained below. Then, create a dword value noaddfrominternet in the right panel. Now, right-click and modify its value to 1 which can disable the option in the wizard. However, if you want to enable the option back, change the value data to 0 or delete the added value. 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.




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First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Go to <b> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies \]</b>, key and create a new key with the name "Uninstall" under "Policies".
Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoAddFromInternet" in "Uninstall" key.
Next, right-click on "NoAddFromInternet" and click on 'Modify'.
Finally, enter the value "1" (Base Hexadecimal) without quotation in the text box and click on 'OK'.Once you are done. Exit from registry. After a restart or logoff, the changes take effect.


Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Uninstall
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Uninstall\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: NoAddFromInternet
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry


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