Can't turn on Windows Update. A little Help?
When I try to activate Windows Update through the action center, it says that the action center can't change my Windows Update settings. Whenever I click "change settings manually", it says it can't find the file, and tells me to make sure I typed it correctly. Also, when I try to access windows update through the Start menu, nothing happens. Any answers?
Two tidbits I found on the web.Quote:
Try registering the following:
Click Start, select Run and type:
Press enter after each one and wait for the success message
When searching for available updates on the Windows Update site, you see the
This error may occur if the WUAUSERV and BITS services are not configured properly in the registry.
The following info opened up my settings for AutomaticUpdate:
Using the Group Policy Editor - for Windows XP Professional
Click Start, Run and type gpedit.msc
Navigate to the following location:
=> Computer Configuration
==> Administrative Templates
===> Windows Components
====> Windows Update
In the right-pane, double-click Configure Automatic Updates and set it to Not Configured
My settings were configured to perform this at 3am, so I guess it prevented me from manually configuring AU.
I hope it works for you.
Does windows update still work if you do it the old fashion way from internet explorer(windowsupdate.microsoft.com)? What operating system are you running?
Best of luck and keep us posted. - Sub