Prevent Automatic Updates

This policy setting allows you to turn off do not show first use dialog boxes. If you enable this policy setting the Privacy Options and Installation Options dialog boxes are prevented from being displayed the first time a user starts Windows Media Player. This policy setting prevents the dialog boxes which allow users to select privacy file types and other desktop options from being displayed when the Player is first started. Some of the options can be configured by using other Windows Media Player group policies. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the dialog boxes are displayed when the user starts the Player for the first time.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> WindowsMediaPlayer # DisableAutoUpdate

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Media Player


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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