Bypass the corporate update services

Don’t ask me when you would need it, but every once in a blue moon you may need to bypass your companies corporate setup for Windows Updates [the one that says that the Windows Updates are centrally managed].

I had that case recently but for not the regular reasons. Anyways the registry fix below would be good probably just for at most 90 minutes [the maximum time most group policies are applied is every 90 minutes]:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;
; Restart Windows Update service after running this
;

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
“NoWindowsUpdate”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\WindowsUpdate]
“DisableWindowsUpdateAccess”=dword:00000000

As the comment notes, restart the Windows Update services after applying. A reminder to leave blank lines in the appropriate places.

Reminder: Use at your own risk. Test before using.

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