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Windows Update's Automatic Updates Keeps Shutting Off

Question: Windows Update's Automatic Updates Keeps Shutting Off

Hey everyone. Every time I restart my computer my Windows Update's Automatic Update setting keeps changing and shutting off. I then have to turn Automatic Updates back on. I do this in Standard Mode instead of Administrative Mode since I almost never log in to my administrator account. It does ask my administrator account's permission before changing the settings though and I put in my administrator password. So anyway, I'd really appreciate some help. My system information is below.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4863 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9100, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 599384 MB, Free - 539922 MB; D: Total - 10992 MB, Free - 1649 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, VIOLET6
Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

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Preferred Solution: Windows Update's Automatic Updates Keeps Shutting Off

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Answer: Windows Update's Automatic Updates Keeps Shutting Off

This might be a Malware problem. Please run the scans below and post the logs.

SCAN 1
Download RogueKiller (by tigzy) and save direct to your Desktop.
On the web page select the 32bit or 64bit button to match the bit rate of your version of Windows.
Quit all running programs.
Start RogueKiller.exe by double clicking on the icon.
Wait until Prescan has finished.
Ensure all boxes are ticked under "Report" tab.
Click on Scan.
Click on Report when complete. Copy/paste the contents of the report and paste into your next reply.
NOTE: DO NOT attempt to remove anything that the scan detects.


SCAN 2
Please download RKill
There are three buttons to choose from with different names on, select the first one and save it to your desktop.

Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
If using Vista or Windows 7, right-click on it and select Run As Administrator.
A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
A log pops up at the end of the run. This log file is located at C:\rkill.log. Please Copy & Paste the entire log in your next reply.
If you do not see the black box flash on the screen delete the icon from the desktop and go back to the link for the download, select the next button and try to run the tool again, continue to repeat this process using the remaining buttons until the tool runs. You will find further links if you scroll down the page with other names, try them one at a time.
If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.

SCAN 3
DO NOT reboot, download Malwarebytes from here if you do not already have it: Malwarebytes. Install the program, run it and let it update. If you already have Malwarebytes launch the program.
Select Perform full scan and click on the Scan button. When the scan completes click on Show Results.
If the scan does not find any infections the log will appear as soon as it completes, please Copy & Paste it into your next reply.
If items are detected it will stay on the Scanner window and you will see Objects detected: 1 (the number may be higher).
Click on Show Results and put a check mark next to all the items displayed in the list by clicking on each one in turn <--- very important, then click on Remove Selected.
The log will appear, Copy & Paste it into your next post.
Click on OK and close the window.

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how can i update my automatic updates in my system using computer rentals... (and my usb flash drive)

i am only using dial up modem 54kbps.. automatic windows update is too.. hard for my conection.. especially i have reformated my pc and so much i need it badly.. lol

my friend told me that is is posible to update on other computers but he forgot what site it is.. and how to do it....and...im think he's lying haha...

kindly help me

thnx...^_^
 

Answer:can i update my windows automatic updates...using other pc?

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Have dell xps 1530 with vista ultimate 32. Will not install updates. Had 27 which I had to install manually. One would not install out of the 27, security update for windows(KB981852).nable

They appear to install, then computer reboots, says it's configuring changes, after awhile it says reverting changes.

Note: The windows automatic update was working and installing updates up until 4 to 5 months ago.

Any help will be appreciated. Thx.

Answer:Windows automatic update won't install updates

Could you list the 27 Updates for me some Updates may cause Problems for other Updates

Also Welcome to Vista Forums

Many Thanks,
Josh

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PC was infected with XP Internet Security 2011. The Rogue Virus superimposed it's window over everything. It blocked MS Security Essentials and Malwarebytes from running and prevented IE8 and Firefox from being able to open. I downloaded a program called VipreRescue which is a full fledged AV program with current definitions. I loaded it to a thumb drive and ran it from the command line. It got the virus but afterward I could not open executables as everything asked for what program to open with. The problem was a corrupt rundll32.exe file in c:\windows\system32. A File Association fix from DonKnox.com fixed that problem and allowed the executables to run. I was able to download MS Security Essentials and MalwareBytes and their latest updates.Both show the PC free of Viruses, spyware, etc. As far as I can tell, the only remaining problems were that Windows Update will not work properly even after reinstallation and Automatic Updates Shows in the Control Panel as being "On" but it does not show up in running services. Neither Windows Update or Automatic Updates work. There may be other stuff not working but, one step at a time. Any help with this will be gladly accepted with gratitude.

Answer:Windows Update and Automatic Updates not working

I had the same problem after taking out Antivirus Antimalware 2011. It was caused by the corruption of the registry key for windows update.

Go here:

http://www.techiecorner.com/112/error-number-0x80070424-in-windows-update-solution/

It will explain it. You hit the 'run', type this into the command line:

%SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\REGSVR32.EXE %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\WUAUENG.DLL

Worked for me.

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I have potentially four machines that are eligible for a Windows 10 upgrade, based on most of what I read I was hopeful that there would be few if any problems until I read that Windows would now automatically install driver updates along with operating system updates. All four systems have either Windows 7 Pro / Ultimate or Windows 8 Pro.

I would prefer for Windows to not replace a manufacturers driver with a Microsoft one, is there a way to prevent driver updates from being installed without approval from me?

Thanks!

- Norm

Answer:Windows Update / automatic driver updates?

Have a read through Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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What are the instances that windows update runs even if the automatic updates are turned off?

I turned my windows update off because it causes BSOD in my laptop. I only see that windows tried updating when I take a look at the system restore points. However, it cannot be seen when I open the installed updates in the control panel.........

Answer:Automatic update turned off but still windows updates...

Sounds like the update is sent out, goes to your machine and is then rejected, because your update is turned off. If you do not have the updates in your machine, I cannot say that there is a problem.

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I am thoroughly fed up with this problem.I run Win7 and have run all the available fixes I can find but the problem persists.Even when I click installed updates it says there are no updates installed on this machine.The updates though are shown many times over in the WU list.Any suggestions to help clear this frustration would be most welcome.

Answer:Windows Update keeps installing the same updates when shutting down

Try a Windows Update-Reset

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Thank you for responding to my problem, your help is much appreciated! I have a windows security alert icon on the lower right hand corner of my screen and I'm not able to update windows, nor could I find the error number that I posted above in the topic description on Windows website.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512
Run by Cheryl Linzay at 8:57:47 on 2012-05-14
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.992.680 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe
C:\WINDOWS... Read more

Answer:Can't update windows/ Automatic Updates is turned off in Security System

Hello happyR1girl and welcome to BC forums,Step 11. Go >> Here << and download ERUNT (ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a free program that allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed.)2. Install ERUNT by following the prompts (use the default install settings but say no to the portion that asks you to add ERUNT to the start-up folder, if you like you can enable this option later)3. Start ERUNT (either by double clicking on the desktop icon or choosing to start the program at the end of the setup)4. Choose a location for the backup (the default location is C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT which is acceptable).5. Make sure that at least the first two check boxes are ticked 6. Press OK7. Press YES to create the folder.Step 2Set Windows to show all files and all folders. On your Desktop, double click My Computer, from the menu options, select tools, then Folder Options, and then select VIEW Tab and look at all of settings listed. "CHECK" (turn on) Display the contents of system folders. Under column, Hidden files and folders----choose ( *select* ) Show hidden files and folders. Next, un-check Hide extensions for known file types. Next un-check Hide protected operating system files. Step 3Download and save the attached file to your Desktop. Next, right-click on the file & select RENAME. Change the .txt to .VBS.Then double-click on it to start. This will produce a windows update history report in Notepad. Save it... Read more

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Hello.

A while back, I had a malware issue where all google links got redirected and the computer didn't connect to any of the major malware protection sites. A very frustrating issue, to be sure, as I suspect you all remember.

I seemed to have been one of the lucky early ones to get it, and there was very little information about it on-line at the time. I finally found instructions that seemed to work: going to Device Manager, finding TDSServ.sys, and selecting disable, then restarting and running anti-malware software.

I didn't notice it at the time, but apparently I'm still not getting automatic windows updates and when I go to windowsupdate.com or windowsupdate.microsoft.com, I get a blank webpage -- whether I enter the site as a url or as an ip address. I've tried updating and running Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Spybot Search & Destroy (but not TeaTimer), and Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, but even on full scans, none of them is finding any problems. I looked in the hosts file and didn't see any redirects for those URLs (though there are a lot of entries that I presume came from Spybot immunization). I also checked Device Manager now -- there's no TDSServ.sys.

I'm on a laptop running Windows XP Home Edition 2002, with Service Pack 2, connecting to the internet wirelessly, running Zone Alarm but no Antivirus software.

Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to provide.

-Eric

Answer:Windows update page is blank, no automatic updates happening

Microsoft Update Solution Center (includes a list of update issues)How to troubleshoot common Windows Update, Microsoft Update installation issuesTroubleshooting: Automatic UpdatesYou receive a scripting error or a blank page when you visit the Windows Update...Errors when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates[quote]Re-install Windows Update fileMicrosoft Online Assisted Support: E-mail Support (no-cost for issues related to getting updates)

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It appears that Microsoft have changed their policy from 'Anniversary Update' to 'Creators Update'.

I've carried forward your

'Windows 10 - Notify before Downloading and Installing Updates'

fix; however, they now include the message on Settings => Update & Security => Windows Update

Has this changed between the two updates?

Answer:Disabling Windows 10 Automatic Updates with Creative Update release

I suspect that text relates to setting connections as metered. MS's policy has changed on that. Critical updates will be delivered on metered connections.

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My new laptop ran Dell Updates overnight a couple of days ago and I had to power it up the next morning, only to discover it was a complete restart and the programs I had open were closed. Luckily I think I was able to recover everything from the closed applications, but is there a way to tell Dell Updates when I want to restart the computer?
Also, I was able to do this with Windows 10 before the anniversary update, but the option seems to have disappeared in the settings now.

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I have Windows 10 Pro, and used the Group Policy Editor to disable checking of updates so I can manually install them when I want to. The Install Updates screen when I did manually install would reflect this, saying that it would not check for updates.

I notice this has changed now ever since I installed the creator's update, now it claims it will check and install them automatically... is the Update app just displaying that by default, or is it actually ignoring this group policy now? Is there a new one that took it's place?

And no, I am not talking about deferring updates for X amount of days, I am talking about preventing them at all until I manually choose to run an update.
 

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hi
is this a fault or have I got something set wrong?
windows update is set to automatic and some updates are auomatically installed.
However when I clicked "check for updates" I found 50 updates for installing.
Why didn't the automatic update work- what am I not understanding/doing
thanks
Teka

Answer:automatic update missed 50 updates

I think auto only installs update it considers absolutely necessary whereas the others you can choose to install.
Read up Help and Support. I think it may explain better.

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How to remove automatic updates that will NOT update in 2007 Windows Office Suite SP3 that will not delete from the task bar?

Answer:How to remove automatic updates that will NOT update

You can right click on thr update then press hide update.

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I now notice that updates for WXP come in different forms, . .Windows, Microsoft and Automatic.It would be interesting to know Which is which, anyone know ?JpPS ......... I see a little icon for automatic update, however I have not installed it, but now I am finding out that this Update apparently is reccognized by MS, but I would like to know it's origin, since, I also have viewed the warning from MS, concerning Authentic, etc. Just getting a little more cautious, . .   !!

Answer:Microsoft Updates V Automatic Update ?

Automatic updates will automatically download high priority updates without requiring you to do anything.Windows Update allows you to select which Windows updates you want to download.Microsoft Update allows you to choose updates for all Microsoft products installed, for example Windows and Office.Does that help?

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i have a few spyware and randon ads popping up on me when I am online or working in a word document, for the past two days.

I tried to also get set automatic updates to be done sutomatically for Windows and I cant because everytime I try to go into services and select automatic updates to be set to automatic it goes right back to disable and it wont let me start the program either.

I think I may have malware and i dont have an antivirus program installed

Can someone help me here????? My laptop is my business and fulltime student so i cant loos my work... ARRRGGG!!

Thanks

Answer:Help, Cant get updates and automatic update stays diabled and

Hello and welcome.I dint want to appear like I am yelling at you but with no antivirus (AV) you can lose your whole business on that laptop. Either thru file corruption, inability of the PC to function and the malware just stealing your info and data. So here what we do ..we clean you up and install an AV. deal?? All free !First run this MBAM scan..Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be pat... Read more

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I found about the threshold update last Friday(11/13/2015) but everytime I got to windows update and check for updates, it says everything is up to date.
It still reports everything is up to date today (11/15/2015). Does this mean there is something wrong with my desktop pc? Winver still reports my OS as build 10240.
I have home version so I cant defer updates. I installed windows 10 well beyond 31 days, somewhere in August.

Answer:I still haven't got the Threshold 2 update in automatic updates

This happened to more people. See below article for a possible solution.http://www.windowscentral.com/use-me...date-windows10

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Dear Lenovo experts!
I purchased my s10-3t in November 2010. Initially I got problem with the secondary portrait orientation in the tablet mode, but complete reinstallation (as kindly advised by yigit at this forum) of the system (Windows 7) using Onekey Recovery solved the problem. If somebody is interested, please see my messages of December 2010. Since then my laptop works perfectly.
Now I have two additional simple (I hope so) questions:
1) For my another Lenovo laptop, Thinkpad T400, I got a program called ThinkVantage Productivity Center, which is able (along with many other functions) to automatically update the system. It scans the system and suggests to update drivers, BIOS and other Lenovo programs where applicable. Does anything similar exist for s10-3t? It looks  to be a sad and time-consuming procedure to check manually all the drivers at this page compare them to the existing drivers at my system and to manually update where needed.
2) I found here not few posts reporting problems after BIOS update. Is it worth trying to update the BIOS if my s10-3t works perfectly with the old one? The parameters of my system are:
BIOS:  Lenovo 24CN61WW  11-Aug-10
SMBIOS 2.5
System model: 20040M18
Windows 7 (32bit)
Thank you.
 
link fixed

Answer:s10-3t : automatic driver updates and BIOS update

1- http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/uk/en/SmartDownloading/index.html?Lang=en2- bios version 62 is available.http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/uk/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=45252

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com...e-automatic-updates-enable-updates-on-demand/
 

Answer:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

I got some updates last night and unfortunately my fix didn't work so I'll unpin this topic.
 

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/topic/81980-windows-10-home-disable-automatic-updates-enable-updates-on-demand/

 

Answer:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

Those are good instructions. Clear and concise.

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Hi!
I'm a pretty inexperienced computer user who is desperate for help!
I apologise if this is not in the right forum, or if there is a previous thread about this (I did search).

Every time I turn my computer on it reaches the Automatic Updates screen. It says 'installing update 3 of 3 - 0%. The logging on screen flashes up, and then the laptop begins to shut down and restart, returning me to the Automatic Updates screen.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:Automatic updates - laptop shuts down itself and restarts update process

Bump

If anyone can help at all, please do. I'm desperate.
 

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I'm a system admin full of users that don't bother to install the windows patches and updates. Well I've setup the desktops to automatically check, download, and install the updates.

Does this only check at the time specified?

Does it only download critical updates? windows updates? drivers?

Does it prompt the user when it's downloading and installing? Does it force them to restart their machines?
 

Answer:windows automatic updates isn't so automatic

If you're talking about Auto Updates in XP, then you can specify an exact time for the updater to check and download and install the updates. RIGHT click My Computer/Auto Update Tab. Otherwise, depending on the internet connection, update looks only once a day I believe. ONLY critical updates are brought down, you must visit the site for driver and other updates.
 

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Right now I have automatic windows updates disabled for privacy issues. Because of this, I have to manually download and install the daily updates for Windows Defender. Is there a way to exclude Windows Defender from the disabled updates?
 

Answer:Automatic Updates with Windows updates disabled

@Falloutman

You should make a task scheduler operation in order to update automatically based on the time and day it should execute.

Link on the tutorial (Go on Update package information)
 

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WinXP

I ignore the pop-up window from the notifications area telling me Windows updates are ready to install, I'm busy. Then I'm ready to do it, but there's no icon in the notification area to click to do the install.

I've even gone as far as to do a manual install, just to make sure I've got the latest update. I know I'm fully updated, and then the pop-up window comes up telling me it has that update ready to install again!

Is there a way to retrieve the updates Automatic Updates has ready to install? Reboot?!

Will manually updating confuse Automatic Updates?

TIA, Dan
 

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Hi, all:

1) Does setting Windows Updates to "notify for download and notify for install" via GP edit also disable Device Driver automatic installation?
2) Or does disabling automatic device driver installation need to be configured separately?
3) If the latter (separate setting), is it advisable to do so, despite the ominous warning from M$ that "your device may not work as expected"?

I followed Brink's characteristically excellent tutorial for GP edit here: Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 to "notify for download and notify for install" (Thanks for that!).

So my questions center on whether doing so will also prevent automatic device driver installation, or whether I need to and/or should configure that setting separately?

M$'s ominous warning seems to be strongly discouraging users from disabling automatic device driver updates and "realistic icons"().
For my OEM XP, Vista and 7 systems, I have always gotten drivers -- WHEN NEEDED -- from the OEM, not via Windows Update, as the OEMs historically have done a better job than M$ in offering the needed drivers for their computers.

Is that still true under Win10?
Assuming that disabling automatic Windows Updates does NOT also disable automatic device driver updates, should I disable automatic device driver installation on this OEM Win10 box?

TIA,

MM

Answer:Does disabling automatic Win Updates include automatic Device Driver?

Hello MM,

That will stop drivers from automatically being installed in Windows Update, but won't stop drivers from being available in Windows Update.

If you don't want drivers to be available in Windows Update, then you can disable this using the tutorial below. If disabled, you'll have to manually update (download and install) your drivers from the manufacturer.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48277-driver-updates-windows-update-enable-disable-windows-10-a.html

The first tutorial below you posted will turn on/off automatic installation of drivers for devices. However, I would recommend to also disable automatic updates in the second tutorial below to be safe.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

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Hi, all:

1) Does setting Windows Updates to "notify for download and notify for install" via GP edit also disable Device Driver automatic installation?
2) Or does disabling automatic device driver installation need to be configured separately?
3) If the latter (separate setting), is it advisable to do so, despite the ominous warning from M$ that "your device may not work as expected"?

I followed Brink's characteristically excellent tutorial for GP edit here: Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 to "notify for download and notify for install" (Thanks for that!).

So my questions center on whether doing so will also prevent automatic device driver installation, or whether I need to and/or should configure that setting separately?

M$'s ominous warning seems to be strongly discouraging users from disabling automatic device driver updates and "realistic icons"().
For my OEM XP, Vista and 7 systems, I have always gotten drivers -- WHEN NEEDED -- from the OEM, not via Windows Update, as the OEMs historically have done a better job than M$ in offering the needed drivers for their computers.

Is that still true under Win10?
Assuming that disabling automatic Windows Updates does NOT also disable automatic device driver updates, should I disable automatic device driver installation on this OEM Win10 box?

TIA,

MM

Answer:Does disabling automatic Win Updates include automatic Device Driver?

Hello MM,

That will stop drivers from automatically being installed in Windows Update, but won't stop drivers from being available in Windows Update.

If you don't want drivers to be available in Windows Update, then you can disable this using the tutorial below. If disabled, you'll have to manually update (download and install) your drivers from the manufacturer.

Driver Updates in Windows Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 10driver-updates-windows-update-enable-disable-windows-10-a.html

The first tutorial below you posted will turn on/off automatic installation of drivers for devices. However, I would recommend to also disable automatic updates in the second tutorial below to be safe.

Device Driver Automatic Installation - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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Three times in the last two days i have noted that the updates are just being repeated.I have noticed this before but decided to check the numbers this time.Can anyone tell me where the file is for these updates as they are being duplicated/triplicated or maybe not even being installed.

Answer:Windows automatic updates

Go into windows update then check under History to see if the updates are already installed..

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A simple question, like everybody else using Windows, from time to time, I get automatic updates.
I can't find out what the updates are, obviously, Windows think they are necessary, & no doubt they are [?], but it would be nice to know the details of each update as they happen.
We all know how tight-lipped & inaccessable Windows are, but is there a way to find out?

Maurice
 

Answer:Windows;-Automatic Updates

Hello Maurice.

If you click start then Windows update and after the page has loaded in the lefthand pane click on view installation history.

You will be able to see what updates have been installed and when.

Hope this helps mate.

Regards Howard
 

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When i shut down my computer Say's that i have automatic downloads to install- but nothing is there.Why do i get the windows automatic downloads sign come up when their is nothing to download?I also have the yellow sign in my task-bar and when i click on it ,it says downloads to install but the install fails- and the next time it is still there.Thanks.

Answer:Windows automatic updates

go to the ms site and manually d/load.johnny

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I have a Dell 4600c with Windows XP. While out of town, my mother-in-law used the computer and now I have numerous problems. When I try to update my computer I get a message that the "update for windows XP" and the "microsoft windows installer" were unsuccessfully installed. Because of this I cannot re-install my Norton security which has expired. Also, I cannot print from the internet and I cannot access my e-mail from my computer. When I type in my user name and password, the address stays the same but then has a ? mark at the end of the address and it says Done at the bottom like I have been connected to my e-mail. I can go to web addresses on the internet but I cannot use my search engines. When I contacted my internet IT dept., they said it sounded like a software or browser problem. Does anyone have any ideas before I contact Dell at approx $79 per hour?

Answer:Automatic Updates On Windows Xp

Try to restore to a date BMIL(before mother-in-law).

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I have just installed Windows 10 Pro on my laptop. I have Windows 10 Home on another laptop and have been able to
set my wifi connection as a metered connection to stop the automatic updates but I can't find this option on
the Pro version. What am I missing?
Is there a way to stop the automatic updates with this version?

Answer:Windows 10 Pro, automatic updates

Hello Dorian,

Since you have Windows 10 Pro, you could use any of the options in the tutorial below disable automatic updates. OPTION ONE would probably be best.

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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So a few days ago I got a nasty virus that had almost wiped out my computer. Here is what it did:

1. My background was loaded as a .gif that was a link to a virus
2. Control panel was disabled by a new administrator that was created.
3. Regedit was also disabled
4. Windows update removed and the libraries for windows update destroyed
5. TeaTimer (part of Spybot S&D) was hijacked and I could not stop any scripts for loading or my registry from being attacked.
6. The C:\ drive (windows) was "hidden", and McAfee could not find it to scan it. It did not show up in MyComputer, though typing C:\ into run would bring it up.
7. Drives A through D were disabled, which includes my CD\DVD drives.
7. Safe Mode was destroyed
8. Display was disabled by the admin, so I could not change the background.

I was able to fix most of it by using Windows Manager, along with regedit and a few other "tricks" (mainly spybot S&D and AdAware), but I cannot get Windows update to work with automatic updates.

I have tried using SDfix to fix it, but it did not work.

Here are my computer specs:

AMD Athlon X2 Processor @ 2.4 Ghz
Biostar TForce 590 SLI Deluxe Motherboard
1.5 GB DDR2 RAM
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS @ 640 MB
160 GB hard drive w/ Windows XP Professional service Pack 2, and Windows Vista home premium (dual boot, with windows XP getting about 100 GB and vista getting 60 GB).

If you need anything else just let me know and I can get you it.

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Answer:Windows XP Automatic Updates

We first need to verify you are 100% malware free.

To get Expert Help with malware removal:

I recommend that you read this article… ( Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.)

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First steps;
IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the
HiJackThis Log Help Forum.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum;
not back here in this one.

When carrying out The 5 Steps,
IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

if you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.
However,it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to HiJackThis Log Help Forum.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400 using Windows XP Home SP3 and is set to accept automatic updates. In the past the updates have been processed by my PC on an infrequent basis as expected. However, over the last 3 weeks or more every time I power my PC off it starts running updates with the message 1 of 3 updates. This does not seem right to me as there surely can't be that many updates to XP. Seems like something is not quite right on my PC. Does anybody have any ideas what might be the issue?

Answer:Windows XP automatic updates SP3

Try reinstalling sp3.

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Windows XP Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 Security Update for Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP (KB974417) 15 October 2009 Automatic Updates Windows XP Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB974455) 15 October 2009 Automatic Updates Windows XP Security Update for Windows XP (KB958869) 15 October 2009 Automatic Updates Windows XP Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - October 2009 (KB890830) 15 October 2009 Automatic Updates Windows XP Security Update for Windows XP (KB969059) 15 October 2009 Automatic Updates Office 2002/XP Security Update for Microsoft Office XP (KB974811) 15 October 2009 Automatic Updates Windows XP Security Update for Windows Media Format Runtime 9, 9.5 & 11 for Windows XP SP 3 (KB954155) 15 October 2009 Automatic Updates Windows XP Security Update for Windows XP (KB974112) 15 October 2009 Automatic Updates Windows XP Security Update for Windows XP (KB975025) 15 October 2009 Automatic Updates Windows XP Windows XP Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 Security Update for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 (KB953297) 15 October 2009 Automatic Updates Office 2002/XP Security Update for Microsoft Office XP (KB974556) 15 October 2009 Automatic Updates Windows XP Security Update for Windows XP (KB971486) 15 October 2009 Automatic Updates Windows XP Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows XP (KB973525) 15 Octobe... Read more

Answer:Windows XP Automatic Updates

click here&

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I'm running windows XP. I just updated my subscription to Norton anti virus and some how while I was installing it I got my Windows automatic updates turned off. And my Norton alerts me to this every time I boot up. The problem I have is when I go to the Automatic update area all the options are grayed out and I can't turn on the auto update. I am the only user for this computer and should have admin. control. But I have tried booting in safe mode and logged in as Administrator but the options are still grayed out. Any suggestions?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows XP automatic updates

Try this:

There are a number of things that can break Windows Update in Windows XP, including performing a repair/reinstall. For a fix, try these next steps:

Open Notepad or WordPad and copy/paste the following text:

regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 atl.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuweb.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 msxml.dll
regsvr32 msxml3.dll
regsvr32 msxml2.dll
regsvr32 qmgr.dll
regsvr32 qmgrprxy.dll
end

Save the file to your desktop as UpdatesFix.cmd (you'll have to click the "Save As Type&#8230;. Dropdown arrow on the right of the selection window and select "All Files" before you click the Save button).

If you'd rather not try the batch file, you can enter each line in the Run box one at a time and click OK after each one.

Double-click the UpdatesFix.cmd file; a command window will open, and you'll see a series of dialogue boxes saying DLLRegisterServer in *.dll succeeded. Click OK to step through the process.
Once all the dll's have been successfully reregistered visit the Windows Update site and try the Windows updates again to see if it works correctly.
Often you will have to download and install Windows Installer 3.1 and the Windows Genuine Advantage tool before you can download any more updates.
Windows Installer 3.1
Redistributable (v2) For Windows 2000 Service Pack 3; Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 200... Read more

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Everytime I log off my windows 7 laptop, it says there are 23 updates to install, it goes to to install all these and then shuts down on its own, BUT when I restart it opens up windows OK but internet explorer is not working properly, very slow and emails dont open properly, so I have to use google chrome browser, which is OK, I think the problems is that these automatic downlaods are not installing properly as if I let them install on logging off but start up again after (I assume) they have been downloaded, the windows will start up and if I log off immediately I keep getting the very same "automatic updates, do no turn off your machine" warning and it goes on to install them, so what is happening here? why arent these automatic updates installing properly? and what should I do? thanks LAPTOPDUNCE

Answer:HELP = automatic updates, windows 7

Hi, its the entire computer that shuts down after all the 23 updates have been installed, in fact I have just set the automatic updates in the control panel and I notice that the updates that are currently being downloaded are actually for Microsoft Office XP and "access 2002", powerpoint excel, microsoft word 2002, access snapshot viewer 2002 - I dont have a microsoft office programme at all on this laptop, I just cant understand why these updates are being installed and then of course at the end of the downloads it says "windows update" and a big red cross shield icon saying 23 updates not installed - so what should I do? as I dont have office 2002 at all ( I do have a copy of "Word" that I installed myself from an old CD rom, a very old version of Word which I quite like. but I dont think the updates can be for this programme, so how can I stop these updates coming in for the microsoft office 2002? thanks LAPTOPDUNCE

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Why do I keep getting notices to update the same windows update, it is now up to 11 times.  As soon as I update, another icon appears in my start bar to update the very same one again.

Answer:windows automatic updates

What update is it? Can you be a little more specific with your system specs please. P.s welcome to Computer Hope 

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The following updates aren't working for me:Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 and 11 (KB941569)Update for Windows XP (KB942763)Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB947864)It keeps reminding me that there are updates available, but then it wont complete them.

Answer:Automatic Updates Windows Xp

Try updating them manually by visiting the WinUpdate site or Microsoft Update site.

Glitches happen, but you have a workaround.

Louis

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Windows is automatically updating my drivers even though I have disabled the automatic drivers updating in the Device Installation Settings. The problem is windows is automatically installing Realtek HD audio drivers and since I use a sound card "Sound Blaster Z" this is causing me problems. How can I make it stop?

Answer:Windows 10 automatic updates

Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Have a look at this tutorial. I have an Nvidia driver update hidden using WUshowhide.

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Hi Folks,

Windows 10 decided to install updates after I had finished for the night. Updates not installed correctly, and unable to access computer. Cannot use SAFEMODE to remove latest update as, actual SAFEMODE screen not visible, as presumably still "showing" on multiple monitors and not on actual computer.
1. Any suggestions?
2. Can use Command Prompt: Does anyone know the command prompt command if there is one, to set monitor display default for main computer (I am running Surface Pro full computer)?
3. Is it possible to create startup disk, and be able to see SAFEMODE screen in this way?

Any help and suggestions truly appreciated?

Answer:Windows 10 Automatic Updates

Safe Mode - Start Windows 10 in

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I have my pc set to receive automatic updates from the Microsoft update site. It has suddenly turned itself off and will not switch back on, I did a system restore and it worked, now switched off again though.Any help appreciated.

Answer:windows automatic updates

Try the next option after Auto updates. "Download updates but dont install...."See what happens then.

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XP SP3.
WAU tells me that it has a critical update ready for me to install. It is KB2446704, "Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 & 3.5 SP1 on WindowsServer 2003 and Windows XP x86".
I choose the option 'Express Install' and it seems to install OK. However, even after a reboot, it crops up again wanting to be installed again.
Checking in Add/Remove Programs, it cannot be seen.
How do I exit this loop?

Answer:Windows Automatic Updates

chekc out this and this

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so im using the automatic update and when i go to the "ADD/REMOVE PROGRAM" its cluttured with
40 security update for windows XP, 2 Security update for windows media player, 5 Update for windows XP,and 13 Windows XP Hotfix. IS THIS NORMAL?

thanks

Answer:Windows Automatic Updates

Yes, it's normal. There is a check box at the top to not display the updates in this list.

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WIN XP Home edition, I have always opted for automatic Windows Update downloads. To the best of my knowledge I have not received any for many weeks, and my setting is still correctly pointed at auto updates. As this seems most unusual can anyone say if there has been a pause in these updates for the past month? I chickened out of loading the Service pack 1, and was happy to rely on the regular updates. Now they have stopped and I am getting worried.Thanks.

Answer:automatic windows updates

There were two updates about 2 weeks.In internet Explorer > Tool > Windows upadtes...Have a look for yourself. Any critical upadtes etc will be shown...

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I have just installed Windows 10 Pro on my laptop. I have Windows 10 Home on another laptop and have been able to
set my wifi connection as a metered connection to stop the automatic updates but I can't find this option on
the Pro version. What am I missing?
Is there a way to stop the automatic updates with this version?

Answer:Windows 10 Pro, automatic updates

Hello Dorian,

Since you have Windows 10 Pro, you could use any of the options in the tutorial below disable automatic updates. OPTION ONE would probably be best.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

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This is the issue I could not solve since a long time.
Downloads all the updates but when turns to installing,
the message is "FAILED"
I am mentioning about the automatic updates of Windows.!
I have SP3 installed....
Please help !

Answer:Automatic Updates of Windows

Have you already read this MS article and/or used the auto Fixit to try and resolve the install failed error You cannot install updates from Windows Update, Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Update after a repair install of Windows XP or after you install Windows XP SP3 immediately after a clean install of Windows XP SP2

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new to windows XP . first connection to internet today with new machine and when switching off message comes up do not switch off installing updates. is this a good thing or can I disable this function and do manual updates as and when required.

Answer:automatic updates windows XP

you can download them manually but best to install them as soon as possible as one of the latest is for internet explorer security

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I just restored my computer to factory. I am runnin windows xp service pack 2, My computer is telling me that auto updates are not turned on and I made sure i turned them on when i went through the set up and i've gone and tried to turn them on manually and still nothing. i'm at a loss I cannot use the update site because of this and i need certain critical updates for some programs i want to run. how can i fix this


Confused
 

Answer:windows automatic updates

Do you get a error #, with a M$ link to resolve it ?? Let it run for a while to get the Error No.
 

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Could someone please explain to me why I am getting automatic updates, two or three times a week?This seems to be a bit excessive - is it?Bodi

Answer:Windows XP - Automatic Updates.....

best advice is to make sure you have all critical updates installed asap.with the latest batch of virus's going around.

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I have Win10 Home set up to my satisfaction but am annoyed by the automatic updates. If I upgrade to Pro will it allow me to have the choice of being notified when updates are available and allow me to install them or not? Something similar to Win 7's update handling would make me a contented user of Win 10.

Thank you.

Answer:Windows 10 Pro automatic updates

Hello JJG10,

If you like, you could use OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to set your Ethernet or Wi-Fi internet connection to be metered to disable automatic updates.

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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I have windows XP. I got a notification I needed updates so I installed them. Now I have this annoying screensaver that says "Owner" and tells me how many email messages I have, etc. It has a picture of a chess piece on it. I am the only User so I don't need this thing at all.

I cannot figure out how to get rid of it. I went to the Screensaver choices and put in another choice, but I still get the Owner screensaver as well. HELP!!! I hate having that extra step in there to get to my desktop. I hope someone knows what I'm talking about and can tell me how to uninstall it! I don't even know what it's called or where to go to fix this. Thanks, Pat Adkison
 

Answer:Windows Automatic Updates

go into control Panel, then go into "User Accounts".
The option you need is in there, I believe.
 

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I keep getting Windows security message that they "can't turn on updates & go to systems in control panel and select automatic" When I go there it is already checked but still no updates. Can you help me?

Answer:Can't get Automatic Updates for windows

Hi -

First, can you look in Control Panel > Add / Remove area and see your last update and find the last date ?
This may determine the last time you could update.

Also can you visit the update site manually ?
Thank You

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I had to reformat my computer again, and now it works great...but i'm wondering if I should install all the windows updates or are they whats possibly causing my problems crashing

Answer:are automatic updates for windows necessary

Hello espatcho.



It's prudent to install all the updates (though I'm sure some will disagree) the best way is to set WU to the "Check for Updates but let me Choose" option so it can't install any drivers or other "things" that may cause problems.

I install all the Windows OS Updates I'm offered.

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Hi Folks,

Windows 10 decided to install updates after I had finished for the night. Updates not installed correctly, and unable to access computer. Cannot use SAFEMODE to remove latest update as, actual SAFEMODE screen not visible, as presumably still "showing" on multiple monitors and not on actual computer.
1. Any suggestions?
2. Can use Command Prompt: Does anyone know the command prompt command if there is one, to set monitor display default for main computer (I am running Surface Pro full computer)?
3. Is it possible to create startup disk, and be able to see SAFEMODE screen in this way?

Any help and suggestions truly appreciated?

Answer:Windows 10 Automatic Updates

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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My pc at home works fine, not problems but has recently in the system tray instead of showing a yellow shield when windows has updates available instead has a red shield.

It says that the automatic updates have been turned off and that I should turn them on again, but when I check it shows that there are already on.

An IT bod at work wasn't too sure and said I should turn them off, then reboot, turn them back on and see if that works.

It didn't

So can anyone out there in forum land help me

Cheers thephoenix572
 

Answer:Windows XP Automatic Updates

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.

Under Automatic Update, what is the Startup type set at?

It should be on automatic.
 

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Windows is automatically updating my drivers even though I have disabled the automatic drivers updating in the Device Installation Settings. The problem is windows is automatically installing Realtek HD audio drivers and since I use a sound card "Sound Blaster Z" this is causing me problems. How can I make it stop?

Answer:Windows 10 automatic updates

Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Have a look at this tutorial. I have an Nvidia driver update hidden using WUshowhide.

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I have Win10 Home set up to my satisfaction but am annoyed by the automatic updates. If I upgrade to Pro will it allow me to have the choice of being notified when updates are available and allow me to install them or not? Something similar to Win 7's update handling would make me a contented user of Win 10.

Thank you.

Answer:Windows 10 Pro automatic updates

Hello JJG10,

If you like, you could use OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to set your Ethernet or Wi-Fi internet connection to be metered to disable automatic updates.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...a.html#option4

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Greetings,

How long does it usually take for Windows 8 to download and install new updates?

When I had Windows 7 I chose the "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download them" option. When I purchased Windows 8 I decided to select Microsoft's "Recommended" option of Install updates automatically. Last night I just happened to notice that there were 10 important updates available. Now I could have just pressed Install, but wanted to see Microsoft's "Recommended You're set to automatically install updates" in glorious action, so I didn't press it. 27 hours later, and not only are the updates not installed, they haven't even been automatically downloaded. Little unimpressed with Microsoft's "Recommended" option. I can't help feeling I'd be safer with the un-recommended option of doing it manually.

Is it usual to take so long?

Answer:Windows Automatic Updates

First, you want to see if the Maintenance schedule is checked. See step 5.

Automatic Maintenance - Change Maintenance Settings in Windows 8

Automatic Maintenance - Manually Start or Stop in Windows 8

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Windows seems now to be continually trying to update my computer with a programme it then tells me it is unable to install; the programme is Installer 3.1. As previously related I have tried to do this myself without success prior to trying to download Windows Defender. I'm not particularly worried as I now use an alternative to Defender recommended by someone who answered my earlier query. However I am just a bit curious as to why this is happening and would like to know if anyone else has experienced it.

Answer:Windows automatic updates

Have a read at this MS bulletin with the remedy click here

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I have disabled windows 10 feature to maintenance/install updates when the user is idle to prevent booting up my pc in the middle of the night. It seems that this led to the problem that windows 10 doesn't update automatically at all. Every time i have to search manually for new updates. That's very annoying because i want Windows to just install new updates as soon as possible. What can i do?

Answer:windows 10 automatic updates

I've investigated a bit more into my problem and i have found out that on Windows 10 Home Edition it's not possible to activate notifications when updates are prompted through Group Policy Editor. That's really bad news for me.

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I have just set up my laptop with a wireless link to my pc which has broadband and I can now access the internet from it. The trouble is that I can not set up the automatic windows updates, it instructs me to run "services.msc" and set Automatic Updates to start automatically, I do this but for some reason it defaults back to Disabled as soon as I take my eyes off it. Even clicking on the link on the Microsoft Updates page that offers to turn it on for me does not work. I would like to download SP2. Thanks in anticipation

Answer:automatic windows updates

Why not try download SP2 (from click here) and then see if you can get the windows updates to work afterwards?

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Hi! I know it's probably considered wrong but I am still using Windows XP. I have beefed up my security though and I get by OK.
My query is regarding an automatic update namely KB890830 which I have been notified about several times and despite "installing" it each time the reminder icon keeps popping up again. Obviously it is not getting installed so has anyone any suggestions
how to get it installed or stop the icon keep reappearing. It is getting very annoying!!

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Some Malware I beleive will not allow me to turn on, "Automatic Windows Updates"

When I try and turn them on receive this message: We're Sorry. THe Security Center could not change your Automatic Update Settings. To try and change thsees setting yourself, go to System in COntrol Panel. On the Automatic (recommended), them click ok.

Try this same message?

Running Win XP Serv pack 3 32 bit

Thanks in advance

Answer:Automatic Windows Updates

Hi isntdatwild, and welcome.This trouble is on the same computer for wich you have open this topic? Anyway, clean temp files with Temp File Cleaner:Double click on TFC.exe to run the programClick on Start button to begin cleaning processTFC will close all running programs, and if ask you to restart computer allow itthen scan your pc with ESET Online Scanner following this steps:Disable your Antivirus and other security softwareClick here to open ESET Online ScannerClick the buttonOnly if you don't use Internet Explorer:Click on to download the ESET Smart Installer and Save it to your desktopDouble click on the esetsmartinstaller_enu icon on your desktopCheck Click Accept any security warnings from your browserUnder scan settings, check and Uncheck Remove found threatsClick Advanced settings and select:Scan potentially unwanted applicationsScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyESET will download updates and install itself, then begin the scan. Please be patient as this can take some time.When the scan completes, push Click , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScanClick Click and next download Security Check, save it to your Desktop and:Double-click SecurityCheck.exeFollow the onscreen instructions inside of the black boxA Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; save it to you desktopNow you should to re enable the protections that you have previously disabled and include the conten... Read more

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Hi BC,

For a ... long time now, I've always set Windows Updates to only notify me when new updates are available, and I choose when to download + install them.

However I'm read a lot, (including here), that for maximum protection I should always set Windows to automatically download and install updates by itself so I can have the latest updates. However, I've also read about situations where people install updates that come out right away, only to find that the update itself messes up their system instead. (Not sure if thats 100% true, but it's what I've heard before.)

So...my question is, SHOULD I change the Windows update settings to make it automatically update, or is it better to let the updates be on there for a while so MS can remove any updates that may screw up a computer instead of helping?
Thanks!

Answer:Windows Updates - Should I set it to automatic?

There seems to be a lot of fear mongering about Windows Updates. I have them on auto and have never had a problem. You're leaving yourself vulnerable if you're not up to date.

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I can not get my windows to set to automatic updates. I had installed Limewire program and it kept starting up on its own. I deleted Limewire. I tried to go to windows update website but it wouldn't update because the automatic update is turned off. Please help!
 

Answer:Windows Automatic Updates

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I receive error messages everytime I start my computer. I have disabled automatic update in the normal place on the security center, but it still tries to automatically update. I had stopped this successfully, but with an error in judgement, I upgraded to new Microsoft update, thinking it would fix the error problems. It just put me back to where I was before I disabled it before. There is a place in the registry or somewhere it can be done, but I can't find my notes.

HELP!

Answer:Windows XP automatic updates

Found the answer if someone else needs.

There are basically two ways that are safe to turn these off. Way number one is in your msconfig (Start then Run then msconfig then click ok). When you open the msconfig you will see a tab named "Services" click on that and decide on what you want to disable. The other way is your services policy editor (Start then Run then services.msc /s then click ok). Either way you will be able to disable them. Below is the list of services, what each is and recommendation to turn them off or on.

Thanks!

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how do i stop windows auto updates from trying to install olde drivers than the ones ive already loaded manually eg installed latest geforce drivers windows wats to install ones from may

Answer:windows automatic updates

Right Click My Computer, Properties, Automatic Updates, uncheck Keep My Computer Up To Dtae...

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Every time I shut down my pc which is often 2 or 3 times a day, a'windows updates are ready to download' message appears. I used to get these about once every 6 or 8 weeks. I ignore them now but wonder why I am getting so many so often. I run XP Professional.

Answer:Windows 'automatic updates'

Obviously although you are getting them it must be failing to install them.Why not remove automatically install up-dates and download them manually once a month.

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I have a computer with windows XP. IT says that automatic updates are on and are scheduled to be downloaded every day at 3:00. I am pretty sure that that is definetly the case. However I have gone through weeks of no updates (this doesn't apply to my antivirus and spyware updates etc) Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Windows XP automatic updates

HAve you looked at the update history online at Windows Update to see when the last update was done? Try a manual update and see if it comes up with new downloads.
 

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could any one help i have a 6 month old pc on windows xp and have only recently started to go on line . could anybody tell me how i can get windows automatic updates as and when they happen many thanx

Answer:automatic windows updates

Start, Control Panel, System, Windows Update tab.

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I had Windows 7 installed on my PC a while ago. I am getting automatic updates on everything except it will not update my Windows 7 SP1 pact. How do I get it to update?
 

Answer:Windows 7 automatic updates

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Hey this is my first post here so i hope it's a good one

I noticed I was running XP sp2 today, when i knew that sp3 had come out a while ago. I had turned off automatic updates a long time ago because of the '100% CPU usage' problem a while back which did seem to solve that problem. However now i have a new problem...

Long story short i can not get automatic updates. I tried the microsoft website for updates and it asks to install "Windows Update" from the Publisher: "Microsoft Windows Component Publisher". I hit install and then nothing happens... it just says the page is done loading and you can wait as long as you'd like. If you choose to wait through it, it eventually says the page has encountered a problem and can not display blah blah blah you get the message.

So since that didn't work, i figured i would just set the time for the update and let it do it by itself. I set the time for 7pm, (it was about 6:45 by now) and waited. Nothing happened. I set it for 8pm, still nothing happened. Annoyed, i went to Google for some answers.

I typed 'Windows Update not working' and got the microsoft support page "ttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/555989" and tried that. Still nothing.

So i figured i would just do it manually via CMD and typed "net start wuauserv" and i received the following message.

"The Automatic Update Service could not be started

A System Error Has Occurred.

System Error 126 Has Occurred.

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I'm set up to receive automatic updates.Is this a good thing?If not, how do I know what updates are available?how do I know which of them are good?how do I get the good ones?

Answer:Windows Automatic Updates

I just let the updates in as and when they come - I have not had any problems.

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My Windows Automatic Updates is set to 'Install Updates automatically (recommended)', yet I am receiving message, 'Windows could not not check for updates (important)' with following error message code 80004002 advising Windows Update encountered an unknown
error; when I try the option to get help with this error, the following message comes up - 

0 results for "WindowsUpdate_80004002" "WindowsUpdate_dt000".
Would appreciate any assistance in fixing this error.  Tks.

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I have disabled windows 10 feature to maintenance/install updates when the user is idle to prevent booting up my pc in the middle of the night. It seems that this led to the problem that windows 10 doesn't update automatically at all. Every time i have to search manually for new updates. That's very annoying because i want Windows to just install new updates as soon as possible. What can i do?

Answer:windows 10 automatic updates

I've investigated a bit more into my problem and i have found out that on Windows 10 Home Edition it's not possible to activate notifications when updates are prompted through Group Policy Editor. That's really bad news for me.

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Hey, everyone, glad to be here...but not happy about why....

Nevertheless, I am sure that I will find the answer here!!

I had to re-install Windows, that is, do a repair of a "previous installation", after which, already knowing that all the windows updates will HAVE to be installed, along comes that "update icon" telling me that Updates are ready to be installed to my computer. So, having been through this before, I proceed to give the go ahead nod, and the process begins but only to result in receiving notification that NO updates have actually been installed. Now, I have checked in "Services" and Automatic Updates is set to Automatic and Started, as is Background Intelligent Transfer Service. As well, in "system properties", Automatic Updates IS set to Automatic.

So...why would this happen? Why would Wimdows continue to try and try again to Auto Update but repeatedly fail to be able to "finish the job"???

By the way, I am talking about Windows XP Professional running on a Intel Celeron 1MHz cpu powered Intel motherboard.

Thanks for reading and if applicable, for responding.

trumpetman51
(John)

Answer:Windows Automatic Updates

1. Enable Show Hidden Files and Folders(http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...002092715262339) or bleeping computer link2. Delete C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution <=this folder.3. Download/install the newly released 'standalone' version of WindowsUpdate Agent 3.0, v7.0.6000.374http://support.microsoft.com/kb/9324944. Download/install this fix: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932494http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/...al62.html#winxphttp://download.windowsupdate.com/v7/windo...Agent30-x86.exe

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Hi guys,
I keep getting windows automatic updates, but they never install !
Just keeps failing.
Is this due to a virus or other issues.
I am waiting on help with other problems in another thread.
Wondering if it's related.

Trevor.......

Answer:Windows automatic updates

Since you have a malware thread open, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic350917.html, I think it's important that you follow the suggestions I am about to give.Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the logs you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may as... Read more

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Hey,

My Toshiba Portege laptop needs some serious updating. I finally got it on to XP SP2 an now when I attempt to make the rest of the updates (such as IE 7 etc) the computer simply shuts down during installing these updates.

It's never really been used and has just been formatted. No virus signs whatsoever. Runs perfectly when not attempting to update.

Anyone know what may be causing this?
 

Answer:Windows Updates Shutting Down My PC

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Hi everyone,

Got a client who want to keep every computers up to date automatically.

I done it by pushing a GPO to search of update every day (22 hour by default sound good) and install the updates 23:00 every night then restart if necessary (confirmed on every computer).

But the KB890830 from the 11 october wait for manual install in windows update on every computer since it come up.  I launch the installation manually on a computer for testing if there is no trouble and all go fine.  It pop-up the agreement,
accepted, created the restore point and the installation was sucessful witouth having to restart after.

So why this update doesn't install automatically, is it because of the agreement? Do a WSUS is necessary for skipping this part? The WSUS at this client is down for some reasons and we can't go on every computer everytime to confirm if the update
will be install or is waiting.

Thanks you

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Hello experts !I receive many updates from Windows during the night and sometimes they re-start my p.c. which I find very unconvenient. How can I un-suscribe that automatic service? links? steps from my p.c.? where do I click? thanks in advance for your help, all the best, Antonio.

Answer:How can I unsuscribe to automatic Windows updates?

For windows XP:...................To turn off the Windows Update feature, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK. 2. Locate the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options 3. Right-click Image File Execution Options, point to New, and then click Key. 4. Type wupdmgr.exe to name the new subkey. 5. Right-click wupdmgr.exe, point to New, and then click String Value. 6. Type Debugger to name the new string value. 7. Double-click Debugger, type ntsd -- in the Value date box, and then click OK. 8. Quit Registry Editor.For Windows Vista:....................1. Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Update.2. In the left pane, click Change settings.3. Choose the option that you want.4. Under Recommended updates, select the Include recommended updates when downloading, installing, or notifying me about updates check box, and then click OK. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmationFor windows 7 :............1. Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Update, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Update.2. In the left pane, click Change settings.3. Under Important updates, choose the option that you wan... Read more

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I have my settings on to receive windows updates automatically. In the past three weeks I keep seeing that in the history all updates have failed to either download or install. Is there a way to fix this problem?

Answer:Automatic Windows Updates Stuck at 1%

Have a look at this tutorial:
How to Reset Windows Update in Windows 10
Windows Update - Reset in Windows 10

And this one :
Fix Windows Update Problems Using Automatic Reset Script
http://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-upd...-reset-script/

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Does anyone know how to:-A:) Stop Windows 2000 from automatically attempting to update WindowsB:) Stop Windows 2000 from reminding you with the bubble in system tray that Windows needs updatingCheersMart

Answer:Windows 2000 Automatic Updates

Try control panel/admin tools/services/ and r-click to stop.

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Well when my computer was first upgraded to Windows 10 on June 13, 2016, it happened in the earlier hours of the morning (8AM-9AM ish) without my consent. Later that year it kept trying to download the Anniversary Update without my consent and always got stuck on a loading screen, forcing me to cold boot.
Now, this update (the Fall Creators Update) will break my display drivers, forcing me to live without Minecraft for the foreseeable future! As if that wasn't enough, when I rolled back my PC it started trying to upgrade again! Are these kinds of updates only installed manually? Or am I going to wake up one morning and find that my PC has been upgraded?

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My DVD drive is not working, so I tried to run the Microsoft Fix It application to see what was wrong. It tells me that I need to download the XP Service Pack 3 and .NET framework 2.0 or later version. I figured that would easy enough, and tried to do just that. It informs me that I need to turn my Windows Automatic Updates on. Hey, no problem, right?

What should be as simple as a few mouse clicks has turned into a frustrating afternoon! First I tried the link in my lower right tray, and it informs me that I need to go to the Control Panel to turn them on. So I do. Still nothing. When I go into the Control Panel, it shows me that Automatic Updates are already on, and yet my icon in my tray says it's not. I thought maybe the icon hadn't caught up with the times yet and tried again to download SP3-same message!

So I then tried Control Panel-Other Control Panel Options, where I supposedly should see the Automatic Updates option, but I don't! The only option it gives me is 'Program Updates' for InstallShield. After going through these steps numerous times, I finally admit defeat and am turning to the experts. Please help me before I pull all my hair out! Thank you!

Answer:Cannot turn on Windows Automatic updates!

You could maybe go too the following link
Microsoft Windows Update
or maybe you need too check the update service is active to do so
go to Start > Run and type services.msc
Scroll down to automatic updates and double click on it, ensure the start-up type is automatic and the service is started. Then view the automatic update tab in system properties again.

YourTravelingGeek

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I have a desktop running XP home with SP2.
I hav'nt seen windows update itself in a long time so I tried to turn on the windows automatic updates and the radio button will turn on but it will not change the icon to automatic. Firewall (windows) is on and so it AVG free edition, Adaware plus and spybot S&D.

If I try to update manually from the microsoft site, I get the following error which there is nothing in their search or help section for: Error number: 0x80070424.

I did go through the malware and spyware removal sequence and found a few things that were fixed and I fixed the purityscan problem too. I just can not get this machine to update windows.

Any and all help is appreciated.

Thanks
Brian
 

Answer:windows automatic updates problem

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...B1-BA43-480F-983D-EB19368F9047&displaylang=en
 

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i've resurrected an older windows 2000 box...it had been out of commission for about a year or more...i started updating the system to make sure it had the most recent/relevant updates...here's the issue, after installing a bunch of updates i keep getting this update:
security update for MS data access components KB832483Click to expand...

i tell it to download and install...a few minutes later, i get the notification again with the exact same update...i installed again...after doing this several times, i simply started going to windowsupdate.com and scanning my system...it too said i needed that update so i installed it again...scanned via the web again and guess what comes up? you guessed it, security update KB832483...

what is going on here? is it actually separate updates that appear to be the same, or is something else going on? (Note: i've tried rebooting and scanning and it still finds the same thing)
 

Answer:windows 2000 automatic updates

I had the same problem on an XP box a few months ago. Ended up having to do a search on MS's website for that KB and manually download and install it.
 

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My Automatic Updates for Windows XP will not turn on. When I click the red shield next to the clock on the bottom right hand of the screen, Windows Security Center pops up. Under the Automatic Updates tab, it is labeled OFF in red font. I click the button to turn them back on and this messages appears "We're sorry. The Security Center could not change your Automatic Update settings. To try changing these settings yourself, go to System in Control Panel. On the Automatic Updates tab, select Automatic (recommended), and then click OK." I do exactly this, go back to the Security Center, try to turn them on again, and the same message appears. I've run Ad-Aware, Malwarebytes, Spybot Search and Destroy, and Super Anti-Spyware. All the results almost always come back clean. Occasionally, Spybot will find something and it fixes it, but the problem still persists. I've experienced no problems with my computer in terms of speed or anything like that. Everything still works fine, but I know that it's important to have Automatic Updates turned on. It's also annoying when the little balloon keeps popping up at the bottom of the screen, telling me that my Automatic Updates is off. I've tried to fix this problem before on another forum, but nothing worked. I did the whole Start, Run, services.msc process and that didn't do anything. I also tried the Dial-a-Fix program? That also didn't help. Does anyone have anything to offer that could solve this ... Read more

Answer:Windows Automatic Updates Will Not Turn On.

All the results almost always come back clean. Occasionally, Spybot will find something and it fixes it, but the problem still persists.Do you have the logs from those scans? I'm interested to see what was found....I'm inclined to believe you are infected with something that runs a little deeper than what those tools can find/remove....

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I am having a few problems but firstly is that windows automatic updates have been disabled. After I go to Control Panel System to turn it on, it is still showing that it is disabled. Secondly, firefox would often times pop up a new blank window.

I've had few problems with with AntiVir and similar malwares in the past but Malwarebytes has been able to take care of it for me.

The reports are attached.

I appreciate any help. Thanks a bunch.

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DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - FAT32x86
Run by Sylvia Ng at 17:54:49.21 on Wed 10/28/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1023.427 [GMT -7:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
SVCHOST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
SVCHOST.EXE
SVCHOST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
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Answer:Windows Automatic Updates Disabled

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hello all,
  First time to post on this forum so bear with me please.  My XP Pro desktop will not let me turn on Automatic Updates for some reason.  It is all "greyed out" and will not allow me to set it for Automatic Updates.  Any ideas?

Answer:Windows Automatic Updates - Cannot Turn ON

Well...it might have to do with the fact that XP is no longer supported for critical updates. 
 
It makes sense to me that autoupdates might now be nonexistent for XP, while one can probably still go to the Windows/Microsoft Update sites and manually download/install any updates from the past which may need reinstallation.
 
See XP Support Has Ended.
 
Louis

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A few days ago, my computer was fine and then all of a sudden I got a security alert bubble in my tray saying that windows update was turned off. When I click on it and then click on "Turn on Automatic Updates" I get a security center pop up that says "We're sorry. The Security Center could not change your Automatic Updates settings. To try changing these settings yourself, go to System in Control Panel. On the Automatic Updates tab, select Automatic (recommended), and then click OK." When I try doing that and click on the Automatic Updates tab, it already has the button selected on Automatic showing that it's already on. I've tried turning it off and then back on and still nothing. I've also tried using numerous spyware/adaware/malware/trojan removal tools, scanning with my antivirus and all is coming up clean. It is driving me nuts. I am getting no popups or weird error messages. The only thing other than automatic updates that I've found hasn't been working has been when I plug in my zune to my usb, it doesn't detect it but it does detect other usb devices. So I'm not sure if whatever it was that has affected my automatic updates has affected some files that coordinates to my zune. Other than that, everything else on my pc is working fine. Does anyone have any idea what could be affecting my automatic updates? I'm running XP Pro SP3.

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I am just wondering if its necessary to download all the updates. The computer technician told me that it will consume a lot of memory if I will not turn off the updates.

Suggestions please? I'm just a newbie

Answer:Do I need to turn off Windows Automatic Updates?

Windows Updates are vital from many perspectives...

Next week you will be offered new updates.
It's also known as Patch Tuesday or Wednesday, depending where in the world you are...
On rare occasions (if a security vulnerability warrants it), Microsoft might release a patch out-of-band (meaning not on patch Tuesday/ Wednesday)... doesn't often happen though.

IMHO tis a good idea to have your computer set to inform you, but not download or install any updates offered.
Would also recommend you do a few at a time rather than oodles at once.

Tis a good idea to create a System Restore point before downloading....just in case!

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