Windows Update Turn On or Off Updates for Other Microsoft Products in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Receive updates for other Microsoft products when you update Windows in Windows 11.

Windows Update keeps Windows 11 updated by automatically downloading and installing the latest updates, drivers, and hotfixes released by Microsoft.

You can have Windows 11 receive updates for other Microsoft products and software, like Office, when you update Windows.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Receive Updates for Other Microsoft Products in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Receive Updates for Other Microsoft Products in PowerShell
  • Option Three: Turn On or Off Receive Updates for Other Microsoft Products using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Receive Updates for Other Microsoft Products in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Windows Update on the left side, and click/tap on Advanced options on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Turn On (default) or Off Receive updates for other Microsoft products for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Receive Updates for Other Microsoft Products in PowerShell


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


1 Open Windows Terminal (Admin), and select Windows PowerShell.

2 Copy and paste the command you want below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Turn on: (default)
(New-Object -com "Microsoft.Update.ServiceManager").AddService2("7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d",7,"")

OR

Turn off:
(New-Object -com "Microsoft.Update.ServiceManager").RemoveService("7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d")

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Option Three

Turn On or Off Receive Updates for Other Microsoft Products using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.

2 Turn On Receive Updates for Other Microsoft Products

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_Receive_updates_for_other_Microsoft_products.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings]
"AllowMUUpdateService"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off Receive Updates for Other Microsoft Products

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_Receive_updates_for_other_Microsoft_products.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings]
"AllowMUUpdateService"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 If Settings is open, then close and reopen Settings to see the change.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


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How do I do this from a .reg file?
 

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reg no longer works for this, but ComObject registration still should (ps1 code below):

ENABLE:
(New-Object -com "Microsoft.Update.ServiceManager").AddService2("7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d",7,"")


DISABLE:
If ((New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.ServiceManager).Services | Where-Object { $_.ServiceID -eq "7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d"}) {
(New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.ServiceManager).RemoveService("7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d")
}
 

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@Brink i dont think this works anymore! keep getting this error below
 

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@Brink i dont think this works anymore! keep getting this error below

Hello, and welcome. :alien:

It looks like you didn't enter the command the same as in the tutorial for it to work.
 

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Hello @martinii, :alien:

I added a new option three to help with using a REG file instead.
 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
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