How do I remove v5 of windowsupdate activex control ?
How do I revert back from v5 to v4 of the windowsupdate ?

13 July 2004, 10:54 am IST
User Rating: 8.8 (45 votes)

On Windows XP this will only work till you have not installed the SP2. Once you install SP2, it will automatically redirect it to v5 of windowsupdate.

Do a reboot. Remove the update activex control from the following directory:

C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files

And remove the following directories:

C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdate C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

And from the C:\Windows\System32 remove the wuweb.dll file.

And then go to the, where the site would reinstall the v4 activex component. After it is installed, make sure you reboot the system to get all the files properly installed.

Update: It seems that Microsoft has now made the V5 as the default version for the Windows XP even for systems that don't have XP SP2 installed. So I guess, this post is irrelevant.

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