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ProtectYourPC

Updated: August 1, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista

ProtectYourPC specifies whether Windows® Update installs important and recommended updates automatically.

 

1

Specifies that important and recommended updates are installed automatically.

2

Specifies that only important updates are installed.

3

Specifies that automatic protection is disabled. Updates are available manually through Windows Update.

There is no default value. If a value is not set, the Help protect your computer and improve Windows automatically page opens during Windows Welcome.

This setting applies to Windows® 8, Windows® 7, and Windows Vista®.

For a list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

The following XML example shows how to disable automatic system updates.

<OOBE>
   <ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC>
</OOBE>

See Also

Concepts

OOBE

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