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Helpful +0 Report Jay Dec 20, 2013 02:28PM thank you Arun! Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Links Notable Members Current Visitors Recent My computer wouldn't let me rename the C:\Windows\Software Distribution folder (due to the ReportingEvents.log file being in use) and so I created a new folder (named "Software Distribution NEW") and cut Arun's little trick has very noticeably speeded up my Windows Explorer opening and other tasks on my computer. http://culturahq.com/cannot-turn/cannot-turn-on-automatic-updates-windows-7.html

Background Intelligent services was set to manual but after setting it to Automatic and rebooting it did no good and I still can't get Automatic Updates. I'm not sure that reinstalling Windows XP would fix this as I think I tried this once before and all the choices remained greyed out. Windows Vista, 7, and 8 users Open the Control Panel Under System and Security, click Turn automatic updating on or off in the Windows Update section. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... page

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New software installation was a nightmare. However, a copy of Windows XP purchased at retail in a shrink-wrapped box had no problems with Windows Update. Unless I can get the security centre icon to appear in the tray I don’t think I will be able to get Automatic Updates. On all four machines that were purchased from the same hardware vendor (very different models), Windows Update broke.

thank you.. Last edited by mareke; May 23rd, 2006 at 04:52 PM. Nice! check my site Once installed, you should see a blue screen prompt that says: The Recovery Console was successfully installed.

Check or Uncheck the option for Keep my computer up to date. Only thing is the first dowload link didn't work and dowloaded from the second link. Adobe's Project Clover could help Real snake on a plane slithers out during flight CNETSecurityFixing Windows Update on XP SP3Fixing Windows Update on XP SP3Free tech support from Microsoft fixed my Nothing was working.

Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-cant-turn-on-automatic-updates.774641/ When I open the Security Centre and click on 'Turn on Automatic Updates' I get a message saying Automatic Updates could not be turned on and suggesting I try to do Helpful +4 Report gotaa Nov 19, 2013 05:50PM windows is worthless! In the Startup type list, select Manual and click Apply. 8.

Go into regedit Find the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\au In the right pane, look for a key called noautoupdate Change the value from a 1 to a 0. weblink Microsoft To request assistance with Windows Update, start at the Windows Update website (Tools -> Windows Update in IE6 and IE7) and click on the "Get help and support" link in Scott Dunn from Windows Secrets covered re-registering Windows Update DLLs last September in Stealth Windows update prevents XP repair. Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service.

Please continue as follows: Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. The link to this stand-alone version of the Windows Update agent may change over time. Tags: SecuritySoftware Discuss: Fixing Windows Update on XP SP3Conversation powered by LivefyreShow CommentsHide CommentsFeatured VideoTesla Model S 60D is the least expensive Tesla you can buyThe Tesla Model S 60D may be navigate here Thanks anyhow for taking the time and trouble to post the suggestion.

I had even checked the system event logs and come up empty. It was included in the debugging information sent to Microsoft and revealed that my problem was an error 0x80004002. And presto!!

In my case, this debugging information proved critical.A Microsoft technician responded to my plea for help well within their 24 hour goal.

Click the Change settings option on the left side of the Windows Update window. sign-up, it takes less than a minute and it's free! Thanks Report Dinga- May 30, 2013 04:35AM your the best... Path is C:\WINDOWS\ 2 >Once rename the folder go to Automatic updates from the control panel and disable and enable the Automatic updates. 3 >Once it is done restart the computer

Good luck. Finally, let me repeat a warning about upgrading to Internet Explorer 7. Tip: If the drop-down list in the Important updates section is greyed out and does not allow you to select an option, the Windows update settings are likely locked by an his comment is here Last edited by iamcurious-sorry; June 13th, 2006 at 11:32 AM.

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