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Re: Cannot turn on Automatic Updates

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Re: Cannot turn on Automatic Updates


"TaurArian" wrote:

> 1. Check the Service Manager for "Automatic Update" service
> Click Start, select Run and type: Services.msc
> Press Enter
> 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
> Press Ok
>
> 3. If all else fails:-
>
> Windows Update Greyed Out - Restore (Line 179)
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> Automatic Updates options are grayed out?:
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/aupolicy.htm
>
>
> "ecfisher" wrote:
>
> > Anti-Virus is on and working (Norton 360), Windows Firewall is on.
> >
> > This is my own personal machine (Dell Inspiron 8600).
> >
> > "PA Bear" wrote:
> >
> > > What does [Start > Settings > Control Panel >] Security Center report for
> > > the status of (1) anti-virus and (2) firewall?
> > >
> > > Is this your own, personal machine or one belonging to your employer?
> > > --
> > > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> > > MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> > > AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
> > >
> > >
> > > ecfisher wrote:
> > > > When I checked START-CONTROL PANEL-AUTOMATIC UPDATES I found it to be
> > > > turned off and the entire window was greyed out so I could not change any
> > > > settings. I'm using Windows XP Pro SP2. I can go to the web site and
> > > > manually download updates but would like to activate the automatic
> > > > service.
> > > >
> > > > Anyone have any suggestions?
> > >
> > >

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