Windows Update is a useful feature but to ensure your privacy
you may not want to register your personal details before being
able to use it. With this tip you can bypass the registration
- Open the Registry Editor click on the Start button on
your taskbar, then click on Run and type "regedit"
and click on OK to start the regedit utility.
- Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion (see picture 1).
- Create a new STRING value called "RegDone", or
modify the existing value, to equal "1".
- Check that the key
exists, if it doesn't then create a new key.
- The modifications you made will be in effect after you reboot
Note: This will not bypass Windows XP product activation
which is compulsory on all consumer versions of Windows XP Home and