1. Check the Service Manager for "Automatic Update" service
Click Start, select Run and type: Services.msc
Locate the - "Automatic Update"
Make sure the service is not disabled and started.
2. If the service is disabled and cannot be started:
Go to START, Select RUN
Type: regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
If you need further info -
You receive a "Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested
page" error message when you try to install an update
The Automatic Updates service is missing
To reinstall the Automatic Updates service, follow these steps:
If all else fails:-
Windows Update Greyed Out - Restore (Line 179)
Automatic Updates options are grayed out?:
TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2008 - Australia
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"Jay" <Jay @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| Hi, I can't seem to enable automatic updates on my computer anymore. This is
| happening ever since I had SecurIT installed on my computer (Protecting
| package from my ISP) I cancelled the service and I had them remove it from my
| computer. When I click on Automatic Updates under the Windows Security Center
| all of the settings are grayed out and I can't change anything. Is there a
| way I can reinstall this service without having to lose data stored on the
| hard drive?
| Thanks, Jay