I have a registry file that I have been using to disable Windows Update using the same keys that disable it in Group Policy, yet it is still not disabled. Checking for updates still happens but doing it at the user's request is not allowed. These are the Group Policy settings that I use that completely disable Windows Update when done using Group Policy method: Computer Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->Windows Components-->Windows Update--> Remove access to use all Windows Update features, enabled Do not connect to any Windows Update Internet locations, enabled User Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->Windows Components-->Windows Update--> Remove access to use all Windows Update features Here is my registry file that has these same keys, yet it does not disable Windows Update, only disables being able to click the "check for updates" button or changing update settings in the Settings app. HTML: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate] "SetDisableUXWUAccess"=dword:00000001 "DoNotConnectToWindowsUpdateInternetLocations"=dword:00000001 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU] "NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\WindowsUpdate] "DisableWindowsUpdateAccess"=dword:00000001 "DisableWindowsUpdateAccessMode"=dword:00000000 Can someone please explain to me why my registry file does not work just like choosing the options in Group Policy???