Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista

DynamicUpdate specifies whether to enable Dynamic Updates during Windows Setup. Dynamic Updates search for new Windows Setup files, including drivers and other files, to be used to install the Windows operating system.

Child Elements


Specifies whether to enable dynamic updates for installation.


Specifies in what circumstances to show the user interface (UI) for dynamic updates.

Valid Configuration Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Setup | DynamicUpdate

Applies To

For a list of the supported Windows® editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML output shows the value for the DynamicUpdate setting.


See Also



Other Resources

Dynamic Update and Resulting Internet Communication in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2