Registry path for Automatic Updates in Windows 8 RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I have a requirement to uncheck the check box shown in image below. 


    Is there any registry path that I can edit or any script to do the same.

    Thanks in advance. 

    • Moved by Bill_Stewart Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4:23 PM Off-topic drive-by question
    Thursday, April 10, 2014 5:56 AM


  • Here is an MSDN discussion on how Automatic Maintenance is run. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh848037(v=vs.85).aspx

    It shows how to define a maintenance task but doe snot document how to change the wake settings.  It appears that the checkbox is not a registry setting but a process.  It is used to set or unset values in the configuration.  Some tasks cannot be altered and will wake the system no matter what the setting.

    Microsoft has left this undocumented mostly because they do not want users to arbitrarily make changes.

    More information is likely available in the platform SDK.


    • Proposed as answer by jrv Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Tuesday, December 23, 2014 9:44 PM
    Thursday, April 10, 2014 2:03 PM

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