Turn on recommended updates via Automatic Updates

Specifies whether Automatic Updates will deliver both important as well as recommended updates from the Windows Update update service. When this policy is enabled Automatic Updates will install recommended updates as well as important updates from Windows Update update service. When disabled or not configured Automatic Updates will continue to deliver important updates if it is already configured to do so.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> WindowsUpdate -> AU # IncludeRecommendedUpdates

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Update


* 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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