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Windows Update when Group Policy Forbids

I am in the administrators group for my local Windows XP machine and I would like to get updates via http://update.microsoft.com/[1]. However, this is prevented via the group policy:

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Guest [Entry]

"You can temporary overwrite registry key to allow connect windows to update.microsoft.com directly:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

Then all updates completed successfully"
Guest [Entry]

Use the program KillPol (standalone .exe) to remove Group Policy and then you can visit Windows Update. You need to be only a local administrator and can also use the same program to re-apply GP. I'm offering the download from my Dropbox account because I have no idea where on the net to find this program. It was given to me by a coworker.