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Thread: Cannot turn on Automatic update in Windows XP

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Cannot turn on Automatic update in Windows XP

    Hi friends,

    I am facing an issue with my Operating System. I always like to have my Automatic updates ON for my Windows XP SP2. Whenever i am trying to put a check on the update it is grayed out and when i try to do it manually still facing the same issue.

    I don't want to format my PC because i know that when i install all the application it would get the same issue can anyone help me out with this issue.

    Thanks in Advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Re: Cannot turn on Automatic update in Windows XP

    I was also facing the same issue i tried to do the following steps, hope it will work for you.

    1. Click on Start - - > Run.
    2. Type regedit
    3. Find the key:


    4. In the right pane, look for a key called noautoupdate
    5. Change the value from 1 to 0.
    6. Save it and reboot your PC.

    Now you would be able to check the Automatic updates on.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Re: Cannot turn on Automatic update in Windows XP

    There is one more way of turning automatic updates ON by using Dial- a -fix software.

    For downloading link here:-


    I am sure it will solve your problem for sure without going to registry and taking a risk.

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    Join Date
    May 2008

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