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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Stephen47, Apr 8, 2008.

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  1. Stephen47

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    Since when do I have to have automatic updates started to manually download updates?
     
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    You don't need automatic updates on, you need the service on.
     
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    the service was on
     
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    Stephen, if the service is enabled you can download and install windows updates, if it's disabled the computer will not be able to use the Automatic Updates feature or the Windows Update web site.

    I'm not sure when this went into affect but it's the norm now. It could have happened after the release of IE7.
     
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