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Old 04-12-2011, 08:44 AM   #1
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I'm working on a netbook and it says in the security center that automatic updates is off. I hit turn on and it failed to do so but on the control panel under automatic updates, it said that they're on automatic. I went to the windows update website and after hitting custom, it immediately says it failed. I know there are 2 services that need to be running and I know one is BITS and it was on manual so I started it manually but that didn't help. I think the other is called automatic updates or windows update or something but there's no service by that name at all.

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Hi see if any of the info here can help How to troubleshoot common Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services installation issues

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aha, I eventually tracked it down with their list of suggestions
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Glad to hear it is it now working
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