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Windows 7: can not turn on windows auto update


18 Aug 2009   #1

Window 7 - 7600 RTM
 
 
can not turn on windows auto update

Hi all,

I using Dell Studio XPS 1640 and Windows 7 7600 RTM, already dupated 8 hot fix. Today I have a problem with the Auto Update of windows, it can not be turned on even when i tried to switch it on in Action Center or in Windows Update in Control Panel.

There is always a message like this: "Action Center can't change your window update setting"'. When I choose "Change setting manually", there is nothing happens.

Please help me with this case. Thanks.

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18 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Is your computer a member of a domain? Was it once a member of a domain (and then you upgraded it?)

It sounds like your policy settings are being overriden.
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19 Aug 2009   #3

Window 7 - 7600 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
Is your computer a member of a domain? Was it once a member of a domain (and then you upgraded it?)

It sounds like your policy settings are being overriden.
It is a laptop and does not join any network. I upgraded it normally after a clean install but suddenly this problem occur.
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19 Aug 2009   #4

Window 7 - 7600 RTM
 
 

Is there any solution for this, please ?
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19 Aug 2009   #5

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lucasxiii View Post
Is there any solution for this, please ?
Hi Lucas,

Click the startorb, type services.msc and press enter.

You're now in services.

Look for Windows Update
It should be started and on automatic. If not

1. Rightclick the service, chose properties,
2. in the next field you see a combobox named "Startup Type",
3. chose Automatic(Delayed start)
4. click apply,

5. Now click on start. that's it.

Example below.


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19 Aug 2009   #6

Window 7 - 7600 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Hi Lucas,

Click the startorb, type services.msc and press enter.

You're now in services.

Look for Windows Update
It should be started and on automatic. If not

1. Rightclick the service, chose properties,
2. in the next field you see a combobox named "Startup Type",
3. chose Automatic(Delayed start)
4. click apply,

5. Now click on start. that's it.

Example below.


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Hi squonksc,

Thanks for solution, but I can not find Windows Update in the Sevice table. There is no tab with this name.
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19 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 RTM (My daddy installed it for me)
 
 

Try 'Component Services' then click 'Services (local)', Windows Update should be there towards the bottom.
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19 Aug 2009   #8

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lucasxiii View Post
Hi squonksc,

Thanks for solution, but I can not find Windows Update in the Sevice table. There is no tab with this name.
It's not a tab, look at my picture of the services window.

can not turn on windows auto update-services2.png


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19 Aug 2009   #9

Window 7 - 7600 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
It's not a tab, look at my picture of the services window.

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That's what I mean: I do not see this Windows Update in the list. Maybe there is a missing component for this. Here is my list in Service


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19 Aug 2009   #10

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lucasxiii View Post
That's what I mean: I do not see this Windows Update in the list. Maybe there is a missing component for this.
Do you have some sort of lite version of Windows 7? Or have you done any tweaking?

The service not being there means you should do a repair from the boot cd, and hope it gets restored.

Greetz
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