I am in the administrators group for my local Windows XP machine and I would like to get updates via http://update.microsoft.com/. However, this is prevented via the group policy:
Network policy settings prevent you from using this website to get updates for your computer.
Is there anyway to override this specific policy for my machine or my user?
 Several installed applications are Microsoft based, but are not part of the machine standard (eg Visual studio). As such, I am not getting the updates for these applications. I could periodically go to the various application sites and look for hotfixes, but that is beyond tedious.