Unable to manually install Windows Updates (WSUS)

Sometimes you don’t want to wait/rely to your WSUS environment for specific updates.

But when you try to install updates manually you might notice the following message :

windows updates before

It’s easy to go around this, you copy/paste the following code into a reg file :

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] “NoDriveTypeAutoRun”=dword:00000095 “NoWindowsUpdate”=dword:00000000 “NoAutoUpdate”=dword:00000001

When you apply the above regfile and go to windows updates you notice that updates are possible again :

windows updates after

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