|well i tried that, and it told me to just go into the control panel and turn it off that way. i did this, but something was still running, and even though i turned it off through the control panel, something was still hanging my program up. I found this reg key to disable it. now, when i open up the automatic updates, it wont let me choose anything at all, its all grayed out where as before it was all still selectable.|
i havent seen any problems since ive done this, so im just guessing, but i think there was a control thats hidden even on the administrator account.
think of it like the hidden part of the registry called security, admins cant even access this part without special modifications.
Couldnt find anything in the help and support about tweaking reg keys for this :(
but for people in the future that want total-lockdown of thier auto updates, heres the site i got it from:
i didnt have the hive folders that were discussed so i actually had to create these folders and put in D_WORD values in there.
Lets hope ive killed auto update for good *crosses fingers*