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I'm Having a problem activating my automatic updates.

1. There is no "automatic updates" tab in the system preferences.
2. In Control panel when i click 'security'>'automatic updates' nothing happens.
3. In 'Administrative Tools'>'Services' automatic updates are "starting" but the process never actually moves on to "started".

I've tried disabling and enabling the service in 'services' but its still "starting". I also tried to update by going to 'windows update' and 'microsoft update' but nothing works.

any ideas?

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Hi there and welcome to TSF :wave:

Have your XP CD handy, place it inside the drive and do this:

1: Restoring corrupt/missing Windows files.

-Press: Winkey+r
-Type: sfc /scannow
-Hit Enter

It will try and restore missing or corrupt Windows Protected Files and may take a long time (although you'll see a progress bar).

Restart your system when it finishes.

2: Next, have you recently installed, uninstalled something, changed something on the PC since its been happening?

3: Do you have any errors or information from Event Viewer?
It can be found in the start menu Programs>Accessories>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer.

-Check in the System, Applications and Anti-Virus titles there. If there is anything, right-click and choose properties.
-Then click the button you'll see in the new window, and it will copy all the info into your clipboard.
-Paste it into a text document (i.e. Notepad) and after you have them all, you can copy/paste them back here.

3: Finally for now:
-Hit the Winkey+r
-Type wuaucl.cpl and hit enter

Do you see it turned off or on?

If off, try turning it on now.

Let us know how that goes.
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