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XP updates grayed out

By simple-minds ·
I have XP Home SP2 and under the automatic updates tab, all options are grayed out????

I don't have the option to change how the updates are downloaded to my computer.

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Administrator

by Pringles86 In reply to XP updates grayed out

are you logged in as someone with administrative permissions?

Edit: Also, what is the current option set to?

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grayed out

by simple-minds In reply to Administrator

The setting is to download, but let me choose what to install. And yes, I have admin rights.

thnx!

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Try this

by Pringles86 In reply to grayed out

Go to "Start", "Run", and type in gpedit.msc , under "User Configuration", click the plus sign next to "Administrative Templates", click the + next to "Windows Components", click on "Windows Update", make sure all of those options are set to "Not Configured", or set then to enabled/disabled, whichever you would like.

If that doesn't fix the problem do the following:
Go to "Start", "Run", and type in gpedit.msc , under "Computer Configuration", click the plus sign next to "Administrative Templates", click the + next to "Windows Components", click on "Windows Update", Double-click on "Configure Automatic Updates", select "Enable", then configure it how you would like it.

Let me know if this fixes your problem.

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no option

by simple-minds In reply to Try this

Hi,

I tried to run the gpedit.msc BUT I don't have that option at all. I'm running XP Home Edition....and when I tried it can't find it

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problem fixed!

by simple-minds In reply to Try this

To make the Automatic Updates options configurable by the user (only for stand-alone systems)

Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT.EXE

Navigate to this location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows \ WindowsUpdate \ AU

In the right-pane, delete the two values AUOptions and NoAutoUpdate

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