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Windows Update and Defender

After upgrading to latest version of Internet Security I hit a problem with Windows Update attempting (and failing) to update Windows Defender.

This didn't happen on all my PCs - only on those that had started life as Windows 7 and upgraded via W8 to W10.

Searching various Microsoft Sites I found a Registry hack that fixed it see below

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Created by: Shawn Brink
; http://www.tenforums.com
; Tutorial: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5918-windows-defender-turn-off-windows-10-a.html


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender]
"DisableAntiSpyware"=dword:00000001

It appears that Security Centre doesn't fully disable Defender at start-up.

Bill

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