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Anonymous
August 16, 2005 2:58:16 AM

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when installing XP home on new computer, I selected automatic update feature,
now each time it udpates, the computer freezes. I have tried every approach
I can imagine thru control panel to change the option and am unable to.. the
panel is "greyed out", and won't allow me to select another option such as
disable or alert me .. any ideas?

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Anonymous
August 16, 2005 10:38:29 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi,

Click start/run and type cmd, then click ok. From the prompt, run:

net stop wuauserv

This should stop the automatic update services. Then try accessing the
controls.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"sheli005" <sheli005@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C6C72EC3-7255-4538-B716-B43ED8D1F285@microsoft.com...
> when installing XP home on new computer, I selected automatic update
> feature,
> now each time it udpates, the computer freezes. I have tried every
> approach
> I can imagine thru control panel to change the option and am unable to..
> the
> panel is "greyed out", and won't allow me to select another option such as
> disable or alert me .. any ideas?
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 12:36:49 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Automatic updates greyed out
Click Start, select run and type in: services.msc,
Now scroll down to the autoupdate service and double click it.
Start it and set the startup type to automatic, then reboot.

“The Windows Update Service is not available" and all of the check boxes and
drop-down menus are greyed out. This can happen if the Automatic Update service is
disabled.

Click Start, select Run and type: Services.msc
Press Enter
Locate the - "Automatic Update"
Make sure the service is not disabled and started.

"The Windows Update Service is not available" and all of the check boxes and
drop-down menus are greyed out. Automatic Update Service is missing from the
services.msc list.
Can happen if the wuaueng.dll file is not registered.

Register the file wuaueng.dll:
Click Start, select Run
Type: regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
Press OK.

If that doesn't assist -

Windows Update Greyed Out - Restore (Line 179)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Automatic Updates options are grayed out?:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/aupolicy.htm





sheli005 wrote:
> when installing XP home on new computer, I selected automatic update
> feature, now each time it udpates, the computer freezes. I have
> tried every approach I can imagine thru control panel to change the
> option and am unable to.. the panel is "greyed out", and won't allow
> me to select another option such as disable or alert me .. any ideas?
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