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Automatic updates not in services?


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#1 fordsucks7

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 04:17 PM

Okay let me say i don't know if i am in the right section?
And i feel kinda stupid not being able to figure something out like this... So please bear with me

Okay about 4 days ago the windows security center popped up. it was telling me that my automatic updates was off... Hmm that's strange so i go to click it on and this appears "refer to picture" i thought ehhh no big deal.

Like always i use bd 2011 vulnerability check to see if there's any new windows updates. Come to my surprise bit defender couldn't update windows either? "also have a picture"

Lastly common since told me well maybe its just turned off in the services? After looking at the list for about 10 minutes, "i wanted to make sure that i didn't make a complete fool out of myself."

Well to make a long story short i couldn't figure this out and decided to ask you guys and gals.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:54 PM

It's hard to tell from your screenshot if the service is there, or not since it shows only upper part of "Services" window.
It should be listed as "Windows update".

Did you try system restore to more than 4 days ago?

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:46 PM

Since the services are sorted alphabetically, the Automatic Updates service should have been visible in the screenshot.

Try starting the service the old fashioned way:

Click on Start and then click on Run...

Type cmd and press Enter

This will launch the Windows Command Prompt.

Type this command and press Enter:

net start wuauserv

(note: you must be an Administrator to perform this action)

Please make note of the error message (if any) and post it here.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:26 PM

There is no such service as "Automatic Updates".

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:38 PM

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:44 PM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883614
The Automatic Updates service is missing
To reinstall the Automatic Updates service, follow these steps:
  • Click Start, click Run, type the following command, and then click OK:%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %windir%\inf\au.inf
  • If you are prompted to insert your operating system CD, type the following path in the Copy files from box, and then click OK:%windir%\ServicePackFiles\i386Note This location contains the most recently updated service pack files. If you cannot use this path to copy the required files from, insert your operating system CD, and then click OK.


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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:19 PM

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 02:01 AM

Okay thanks all the link worked and now it works like a charm :dance:




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