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Lost Windows Auto-Update Function

by eddie11013 / September 18, 2004 12:38 AM PDT

I have a Dell computer, model 2350, 2.0 Ghz, Windows XP Pro, 1 GB memory, cable modem, with Windows SP2 installed. I feel lucky that I have not had any problems, thus far, since installing SP2. However, I do have a problem that I have had for ?some time? now and if I could, I would like to get it fixed. My Windows Auto-update does not ?auto-update? anymore. As I mentioned before, I have had this problem for some time. I set it up for auto-update, but when new ones show up, (I manually look for them daily), they will not automatically download and install. I always have to do them manually. With SP2, this function is supposed to be automatic, but it won?t work. I have even set it up to just give me ?notifications? , but it won?t do that either. Not a big issue, but if anyone has any ideas how to fix, I would appreciate it. I do, of course, run the usual Ad-aware, virus stuff and computer maintenance stuff on a regular basis. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Lost Windows Auto-Update Function
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2004 2:31 AM PDT

Here's the most common issue. The owner finds the BLACK VIPER web site and disables services needed for autoupdate to function. SP2 does not undo your selected settings to fix autoupdate. That's up to you to undo.

Bob

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Re: Lost Windows Auto-Update Function
by glenn30 / September 18, 2004 3:21 AM PDT
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Re: Lost Windows Auto-Update Function
by eddie11013 / September 18, 2004 4:30 AM PDT

Well, you were right about me doing stuff based on the Black Viper info, however, I had "not" disabled the Windows update segment. I did, however, today, changed any and all previous settings that I had changed, based on me writing down the before and after. Always a good policy in case you goof up. Maybe something did get affected. Will have to wait and see for the next auto update. I'm really beginning to go back to the idea if it ain't broke don't fix it. I read where some people want to fix every little thing, and the reality is, it just ain't that important. We "do" make a lot of problems for ourselves. If this doesn't work well to heck with it. Thanks for you help Bob

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