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automatic updates not working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tindo, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. tindo

    tindo Thread Starter

    Oct 8, 2008
    hi there. my windows xp (sp2) automatic updates is not working and none of the remedies suggested on the microsoft site have worked. whatever i try, they remain disabled. is there any way this important feature can be fixed? thanks.
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Open Internet Explorer, click Tools - Windows Updates, allow the update site to load, then run a scan.

    Does the scan complete and bring up a list of updates to install?

    (Personally, I don't keep Automatic Updates set to automatically download and install updates. I keep it set to notify me only. I like to know what updates are available and then decide which ones get installed.)


    Can you post a HijackThis log here? It might show something that's causing the problem.

  3. Rich-M


    May 3, 2006
    If you come up clean on virus and spyware, I have fixed this issue with installing Sp3 believe it or not!
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