XPlite can uninstall Windows Update Manager, re-install or repair Windows Update Manager on Windows XP and Windows 2000. Improve Windows performance and security.
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Windows Update Manager Windows Update Manager

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In XPlite Professional you can find Windows Update Manager under the group titled System Tools & Utilities System Tools & Utilities.

Install Windows Update Manager:

If you install Windows Update Manager to your system using XPlite Professional you will also be required to install the following components that Windows Update Manager requires:

Uninstall Windows Update Manager:

Windows Update Manager is not required by other system components in XPlite Professional. You can safely uninstall Windows Update Manager without compromising other XPlite Professional components.

BUT PLEASE NOTE: You may have other software installed that does require Windows Update Manager. If you encounter any compatibility issues with other software you can quickly and easily reinstall Windows Update Manager using XPlite Professional.


XPlite Professional can completely uninstall Windows Update Manager and reinstall to repair Windows Update Manager on:

  • Windows XP Professional: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows XP Home: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows 2000 Professional: orig, SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4
  • Windows 2003 Server: orig, SP1, SP2(coming!)

User Removal Statistics for Windows Update Manager

Of 504 sampled Windows XP users, 259 left Windows Update Manager installed and 245 people uninstalled Windows Update Manager from their system.

Of 180 sampled Windows 2000 users, 30 left Windows Update Manager installed and 42 people uninstalled it from their system. No data for another 108 users (advanced features hidden or incomplete log data).

Pro Users can help us collect these removal statistics.

  1. In XPlite or 2000lite press XPlite properties button to access preferences.
  2. Ensure logging is on.
  3. Check "Send component state data when checking for upgrades" on the Preferences tab.
  4. Using the Check for Upgrades button on the About tab.

The information sent is the last block only of component installation state data - you can see this in the log as "option=1" or "option=0". No personal information is conveyed.

The option to uninstall Windows Update Manager is only included in XPlite Professional.

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Windows Update Manager is avalable as option in XPlite ProfessionalPRO Windows Update Manager is not in the XPlite Free TrialTrial