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Automatic updateson XP

By Kiran G ·
On my Win Xp machine, i have Automatic Updates service up & running , but when i choose Automatic Updates from control Panel allthe options are grayed out. am not able to turn it on.

Whatz causing this ?

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Automatic updateson XP


Make sure you are logged on with Administrative rights and try again. If the dialog is still greyed out, click Start>Run and type:


then click OK. Next, look down the list until you see an entry marked Automatic Updates. Make sure the stratup type is automatic. Reboot and login and hopefully you should be OK.

Good luck

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Automatic updateson XP

GRoup Policy may be overriding local settings, if you have permissions you change it with gpedit.msc

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