Posted 13 August 2008 - 06:56 PM
Step 1. Click Start, point to Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
Step 2. In the details pane, locate and double-click Automatic Updates.
Step 3. Click the Log On tab.
Step 4. Make sure that the Local System account option is selected and that the Allow service to interact with desktop check box is cleared.
Step 5. Make sure that this service has been enabled in the Hardware Profile list. If this service has not been enabled, click Enable to enable the service.
Step 6. Click the General tab, and make sure that the Automatic option is selected in the Startup Type list. Under Service status, click Start to start the service if it is not already running.
Step 7. Repeat steps 2 through 6 for Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS).
If that doesn't work try this:
Step 1. Open Notepad (or any text editor).
Step 2. Copy and paste the following command lines into the Notepad window (the /s switch runs the commands silently, freeing you from having to press Enter after each line):
regsvr32 /s wuapi.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
regsvr32 /s wups.dll
regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll
Step 3. Save the file to your desktop, using a .bat or .cmd extension.
Step 4. Double-click the icon of the .bat or .cmd file.
Step 5. A command window will open, run the commands, and then close.
Step 6. Try the updates again.
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