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#1 BullDad

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 02:47 PM

I have even gone to systems in the control panel...as prompted....clicked "automatic updates/everyday/3 AM" and it still says they are turned off.

WHY?????
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 02:56 PM

Have you tried the Fix It section at MS Support. Read through the page for tips regarding which operating system you are running.

HTH!

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:09 PM

Rosie,

I had a motherboard crash...then got ONE virus fixed remotely. In that process, i had a newer version of windows installed. Anyways, i dont have a windows disc to work from.
That seems to be the root of the fixes on that url....thanx for the help, but it didnt work.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:13 PM

What happens if you select "Download updates for me but let me choose when to install them"?
That is what I set all of my systems to as I never have them on at 3am.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:25 AM

You didn't say which operating system is now on your computer so that info is needed. Maybe a few more details would help.

Since you are unable to get the automatic updates option enabled, I highly recommend going to the Microsoft Updates website and manually downloading what your system needs. (if you haven't already)

Once your automatic updates problem is solved, I agree with Eyesee's way of handling updates.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:57 AM

First, open regedit and select export and save as to back up your registry.

Next, copy and paste the following text into notepad and save as wufix.bat (make sure its not saved as a .txt document). Then double click the file.

::Clears out proxy cache, places Windows Update sites in the Trusted Zone, places Windows Update sites in the exception list of IE Popup Blocker
::Starts all dependent services, registers required DLLS, empty the windows updates temporary folder, and deletes BITS pending download queue
:
REM start /w regedit.exe /s Ad-trusted.reg
cd \
color 0e
Rem Clear out proxy cache
proxycfg -d
REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" /v Security_HKLM_only | find /i "Security_HKLM_Only" | find "1"
GOTO CONTROL%ERRORLEVEL%
:CONTROL0
REM MODIFY GLOBAL MACHINE SETTINGS
color 1f
REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\microsoft.com\update" /V http /t REG_DWORD /D 2 /F
REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\microsoft.com\update" /V https /t REG_DWORD /D 2 /F
REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\microsoft.com\windowsupdate" /V http /t REG_DWORD /D 2 /F
reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\update.microsoft.com" /v http /t REG_DWORD /D 2 /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\update.microsoft.com" /v https /t REG_DWORD /D 2 /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\windowsupdate.com" /v http /t REG_DWORD /D 2 /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\windowsupdate.microsoft.com" /v http /t REG_DWORD /D 2 /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\download.microsoft.com" /v http /t REG_DWORD /D 2 /f 
:Allow popups from the following Windows Update sites in Internet Explorer
reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow" /v *.microsoft.com /t REG_BINARY /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow" /v *.download.microsoft.com /t REG_BINARY /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow" /v *.windowsupdate.com /t REG_BINARY /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow" /v *.windowsupdate.microsoft.com /t REG_BINARY /f
GOTO CONTINUE
:CONTROL1
REM MODIFY LOCAL USER SETTINGS
color 5b
:Add Windows Update sites to the Trusted Zone of Internet Explorer (if Security_HKLM_only is not set, use HKCU)
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\microsoft.com\update" /V http /t REG_DWORD /D 2 /F
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\microsoft.com\update" /V https /t REG_DWORD /D 2 /F
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\microsoft.com\windowsupdate" /V http /t REG_DWORD /D 2 /F
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\update.microsoft.com" /v http /t REG_DWORD /D 2 /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\update.microsoft.com" /v https /t REG_DWORD /D 2 /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\windowsupdate.com" /v http /t REG_DWORD /D 2 /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\windowsupdate.microsoft.com" /v http /t REG_DWORD /D 2 /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\download.microsoft.com" /v http /t REG_DWORD /D 2 /f 
:Allow popups from the following Windows Update sites in Internet Explorer
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow" /v *.microsoft.com /t REG_BINARY /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow" /v *.download.microsoft.com /t REG_BINARY /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow" /v *.windowsupdate.com /t REG_BINARY /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow" /v *.windowsupdate.microsoft.com /t REG_BINARY /f
:CONTINUE
:Stop the Windows Update and BITS service while applying fixes
Net stop WuAuServ
Net stop BITS
:Register required DLLs
regsvr32 /s wuapi.dll 
regsvr32 /s wups.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll
regsvr32 /s jscript.dll
regsvr32 /s atl.dll
regsvr32 /s softpub.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml3.dll
:Added next two DLLs in v1.03
regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml.dll
regsvr32 /s qmgr.dll
regsvr32 /s qmgrprxy.dll
:
::Clear all the pending downloads from BITS & let BITS recreate qmgr0.dat and qmgr1.dat
cd %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader
del *.* /Q
:
: Rename the Catroot2  directory, since it is automatically recreated by Windows
:
net stop cryptsvc
IF EXIST %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 attrib -r -s -h %systemroot%\system32\catroot2
REM Make allowances for the fix having been run more than once. Check if the dir was already renamed in prior run 
IF EXIST %systemroot%\system32\oldcatroot2 rmdir /Q /S %systemroot%\system32\oldcatroot2
IF EXIST %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 oldcatroot2
:
cd %WINDIR%
::See if temp dir exists from previous execution of script, and delete if it does (XP & 2000)
IF EXIST Sdold rmdir /Q /S Sdold
:Clear old data but save Windows Update temp dir
attrib -r -h -s SoftwareDistribution
ren SoftwareDistribution Sdold
:
:Stop and start the Automatic Update service,  so it will recreate the temp folder
Net start WuAuServ
Net stop WuAuServ
:
:Now restore Update History file from backup
attrib -r -h -s SoftwareDistribution
mkdir %WINDIR%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore
copy %WINDIR%\Sdold\DataStore\DataStore.edb %WINDIR%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\
:
:Now restore EventsLog file from backup
COPY /y %WINDIR%\Sdold\ReportingEvents.log %WINDIR%\SoftwareDistribution\
:
:Restart automatic updates service. Start all other dependent services and set to automatic startup.  Set the following services to autostart 
:Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS),  Automatic Updates (WuAuServ), Event Log (EventLog), Cryptographic Services (CryptSvc), :Remote Procedure Call (RpcSs)
:
Net start WuAuServ
sc config WuAuServ start= auto
::Set to automatic
::Start Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Net start BITS
::Set BITS to manual
sc config BITS start= demand
::Start  Event Log Service
Net start EventLog
sc config EventLog start= auto
::Start Cryptographic Services
Net start CryptSvc
sc config CryptSvc start= auto
::Turn on Remote Procedure Call Service
Net start RpcSs
sc config RpcSs start= auto
:EXIT

Edited by Blade Zephon, 01 July 2011 - 10:28 AM.
Placed batch text in code brackets to enhance readability

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:00 AM

You didn't say which operating system is now on your computer so that info is needed. Maybe a few more details would help.


He's posting in the windows xp home and professional forum :thumbup2:
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:43 AM

He's posting in the windows xp home and professional forum


I should have been more specific, although I am well aware of which forum this is posted in.

BullDad, are you running:

1) Windows Xp x64 Bit Edition
2) Windows XP Home Edition
3) Windows XP Media Center Edition
4) Windows XP Professional
5) Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
6) Windows XP Starter Edition
7) Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

and which Service Pack is currently on your system?

Inquiring minds want to know. :-) The more information the helpers have access to, the better they can assist you.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 05:17 PM

Windows Professional SP3 Version 2002
Does that sound bout right?
Its a Dell Latitude 810 with Pentium R

Hope that helps. I have tried to search through the HKEY_ stuff, but am scared to change anything. I can wire 'um...but aint got no bizness programming um.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:23 PM

Hello BullDad,

Let's back up for a moment.

Before we try running any batch scripts let's try this:

Please download and install FixWindowsUpdate

After the program is installed, launch it using the desktop shortcut.

Click Phase 1, then Phase 2. Phase 2 will take some time to run.

Once Phase 2 is complete, click Start BITS.

Exit the program and reboot the computer.

Do updates work now?

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Edited by Blade Zephon, 01 July 2011 - 06:23 PM.

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 08:36 AM

Sorry, Blade,

Still no worky-worky...

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 08:41 AM

BTW.....
The post from wiczjr was appreciated, but is a bit over my head....
I am just a babe in the woods when it comes to computers and some stuff is just a bit too scarey for me to try.

Robola
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 02:21 AM

I have referred two people to this link with the same problem as yours and the solution worked for them. Be sure to read the last part, posted by the user. My link
Feel free to ignore my comment, just another user !

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 09:36 AM

BTW.....
The post from wiczjr was appreciated, but is a bit over my head....
I am just a babe in the woods when it comes to computers and some stuff is just a bit too scarey for me to try.

Robola


Scared me, too, Rob. :-) Ready to try one more thing? Highlight and Copy this: regsvr32 wuaueng.dll

Click on Start \ Run Paste "regsvr32 wuaueng.dll" (without the "s) Click OK.

You should then see a small confirmation message that it succeeded. I don't remember if you will receive a notice to Restart but do it anyway just to be sure.

Now check your settings for Automatic Updates. Did it work?

Rosie

Edited by TulsaRose, 03 July 2011 - 09:39 AM.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 11:55 AM

THAT DID IT,
THANX MS. ROSIE ! ! !

USN VET...... I thank you for your insight as well. Please refer them to this patch as it worked flawlessly....

YIPEEEEEE
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