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Automatic Updates Disabled

I cannot enable automatic updates, even after accessing the services.msc menus. When I change it to automatic, it changes directly back to disabled. I've tried a bunch of fixes, but the same thing always happened. The computer model is Sony PCG-GRZ660. Thanks in advance for the help!

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I had a problem just like yours, please check out one thing:

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The folowing Antivirus softwares couldn't handle the virus/malware software for me: Nod32 (could't update the database), Norton Antivius, Mcafee Antivirus, AVG Antivirus, Kapersky didn't want to install itself, and it was impossible to update any virus deniniton database from the internet automatically or manually.

The folowing AntiSpyware softwares were useless:
Spybot search and destroy didn't want to start expect in safe mode
Ad-Aware 6, Spyware terminator and there were a few more what I tried, but can't remember the name were also good for nothing and update was impossible as well.
Hijack This! didn't want to start it's install even in safe mode.

It was not blocking things in the firewall, threre were no rules for blocking, updates were not working even after I gave rules for updates to let through.

This thing didn't have it's own process in task manager, my guess that it linked itself to explorer.exe with some dll library, but could't get any results from any searches even in safe mode.
System restore did nothing with it, it survived.

After a day of fighting I gave up and reinstalled XP, since that it's solved.

So if you don't have any better idea and the problem is the same, than save yourself some hair and a lot of precious time and do what I did. Reinstall takes only 2-3 hours and it's 100% effective against anything.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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Try this program:http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Unins... and disable automatic updates: START-> CONTROL PANEL-> AUTOMATIC UPDATES -> CHOOSE THE OPTION -> Turn off automatic updates <- ;-) ....

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Disable Automatic Reboot after Windows Update


Have you seen the message
"Automatic Updates
Updating your computer is almost complete. You must restart your computer for the updates to take effect.
Do you want to restart your computer now?"
Automatic Windows updates are very good for computer security. However, when these Windows updates are downloaded and installed on your computer, if the updates require a reboot of your computer, Windows keeps prompting you to reboot your computer.
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Now, Windows XP Pro users can disable automatic reboot of the computer after a Windows Update. In order to do that, follow these steps

Disable Automatic Reboot after Windows Update for Windows XP Pro usersWith this setting you will be able to specify that after a scheduled Windows update, Automatic updates will wait for the computer to be restarted by any user who is logged on, instead of causing the computer to restart automatically. If this setting is not enabled or not configured, your computer will prompt you every 5 minutes to restart the computer to complete the installation.


1. Press <Windows Key> + R which will launch the Run command. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter
2. Group Policy Editor will now be launched
3. On the left hand pane, under Local Computer Policy, click on the (+) sign next to Computer Configuration
4. Click on the (+) sign next to Administrative Templates. Then click on (+) next to Windows Components and then click on Windows Update
5. Double click on No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations. A settings window will now open. In there, select Enabled and then press OK





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6. Close the Group Policy Editor
Disable Automatic Reboot after Windows Update for Windows XP Home usersThe settings are a bit different for Windows XP Home users because there is no group policy configuration for Windows XP Home.
1. Press <Windows Key> + R and type in regedit. Press Enter
2. Navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SoftwarePolicies MicrosoftWindows WindowsUpdateAU
3. Change the "NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers" DWord value to 1 to Disallow auto reboot.
4. Press OK


if this tip really help u pls vote ,...........shailendra

on Oct 03, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Checking for updates results in an error message (0x8024001D)


Running windows update, Express or Custom it does not matter, when checking for updates an error message (0x8024001D) saying “the page can not be displayed” occurs.

Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder:
Stop the Automatic Updates Service
Go to Start>Run and type in: services.msc
Click on OK or hit ENTER
In the right-hand pane of the Services window, right-click on Automatic Updates and then select Stop

Now, navigate to C:\Windows (C:\WINNT, if using Windows 2000) folder, locate and rename the SoftwareDistribution folder to SDOLD

Restart the Automatic Updates Service by re-opening the Services window,

right-click on Automatic Updates and then select Start.

Please note that a "side effect" of renaming (or deleting) the SoftwareDistribution folder is that you will lose your current Update
History listing.


Found solution here:

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&tid=b5f7cbb5-4307-42a1-b3dd-8b259937525e&p=1

on Jun 26, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Gy laptop keeps failing configure updates every time i turn my laptop on. its really annmoying me as every time i go to shut down, it keeps doing the same "installing 1 of 2 updates"


Hi ahzeal,
One thing you can do that make some changes in automatic updates. Just follow is these steps:- 1.Goto Start---->Run. 2.Type services.msc then hit enter. 3.Find out the Automatic updates or windows updates(in case of Windows Vista or Windows 7). 4.Change it to manual or you can stop that(Depends on your wish).

Oct 04, 2010 | PC Laptops

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I was downloading windows automatic update and it updated to 83% and now if stuck there I have windows vista basic on a acer laptop anyone know how to fix this thank you


Please start the Computer and keep tapping the F8 key to access the Windows Advanced options.
Select Safemode.
Once you are in Safemode, follow the below procedure:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.

    Note On a Windows Vista-based computer, click Start, type services.msc in the Start Search box, right-click services.msc, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. In the Services (Local) pane, right-click Automatic Updates, and then click Stop.
  3. Minimize the Services (local) window.
  4. Select all the contents of the Windows distribution folder, and then delete them.

    Note By default, the Windows distribution folder is located in the drive:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder. In this location, drive is a placeholder for the drive where Windows is installed.
  5. Make sure that the Windows distribution folder is empty, and then maximize the Services (local) window.
  6. In the Services (Local) pane, right-click Automatic Updates, and then click Start.
  7. Restart the computer, and then run Windows Update again.
  8. That should resolve the issue.

Mar 14, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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Checking for Windows updates results in an error message (0x8024001D)


When running Windows Update, Express or Custom, displays an error message (0x8024001D) saying "The page can not be displayed" error occurs.

The resolve is to rename the SoftwareDistribution folder:

Stop the automatics Updates Service
Go to Start>Run and type in Services.msc
Click OK or press Enter
In the right pane of the services window, right-click on Automatic Updates and then select Stop.

Navigate to C:Windows (C:WINNT if using Windows 2000) folder, locate and rename the SoftwareDistribution folder to SDOLD

Restart the Automatic Updates Service by re-opening the Service window, Right-Click on Automatic Updates and then select Start

NOTE: Renaming the SoftwareDistrbution Folder removes your current update history listing.

Reference: http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&tid=b5f7cbb5-4307-42a1-b3dd-8b259937525e&9=1

on Mar 24, 2010 | PC Laptops

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May ask...how to install the new updates windows cause every time i try to install it...it didn't install properly???


1. Stop the Automatic Updates service:

Start > Right-click on Run and select Run as Administrator > (type) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Stop
(Stopping the service will take a moment)

2. Delete the contents of the Download folder:

Start > Right-click on Run and select Run as Administrator >
(type or copy/paste) %windir%\SoftwareDistribution > [OK]
Open the Download folder and delete its contents
Close the window.

3. Start >> Control Panel >> System And Maintenance (If you are using Classic View, skip this step) >> Windows Update >> Select updates to install: Right-click on Update for Windows >> Click Hide Update >> Confirm the UAC (User Account Control) prompt, if appropriate, & OK your way out.

4. Start the Automatic Updates service:

Start > Right-click on Run and select Run as Administrator > (type) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Start
(Stopping the service will take a moment)

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To restore/unhide updates in Windows: Start >> Control Panel >> System And Maintenance (If you are using Classic View, skip this step) >> Windows Update >> Restore Hidden Updates | >>Find and select the update you wish to install >> click on Restore. You can now reselect it and install through the normal process.

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What is an ArcCon ac application error0xc00000006?


What you describe falls under the general category of svchost.exe issues. Svchost.exe is used by your computer to access the registry and check the services to load during system startup.

arccon.ac is an ArcSoft Connect Notifier. There are two possibilities why its happening:
  1. Microsoft releases regular security updates that are installed automatically on your computer by the Automatic Updates feature, which is enabled by default on your computer. The Svchost.exe Application error usually appears due to a problem with a recent update.
Closing the error message might freeze your computer. To fix this error, perform the following tasks.
  1. Open Control Panel, select Performance and Maintenance, and then select Services.
  2. In the System Properties dialog box, open the Automatic Updates tab.
  3. Next, select the Turn Off Automatic Updates option.
  4. Select Apply and then OK to accept your changes and exit the System Properties dialog box.
  5. Restart your PC.
  6. Ensure that you are connected to the Internet and then select the Windows Update command from Start > All Programs to manually update Windows.
  7. After the update is complete, enable the automatic updates again from System Properties > Automatic Updates.
This should rectify your application error. However, if the error keeps reappearing, then you might turn off automatic updates permanently and manually perform Windows updates at regular intervals.

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Svchost exe application location error instruction at 0x00d896bc


This error is generally caused due to conflict between windows updates and svchost.exe. For resolving this problem you have to download a hotfix from microsoft.com. There are some workaround as well to resolve this issue:

Method 1 loadTOCNode(2, 'workaround'); Leave the svchost.exe - Application Error dialog box open, and then follow these steps. Step1: Check whether settings for the Automatic Updates service and for the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) are correct loadTOCNode(3, 'workaround'); To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
  2. In the details pane, locate and double-click Automatic Updates.
  3. Click the Log On tab.
  4. Make sure that the Local System account option is selected and that the Allow service to interact with desktop check box is cleared.
  5. Make sure that this service has been enabled in the Hardware Profile list. If this service has not been enabled, click Enable to enable the service.
  6. Click the General tab, and make sure that the Automatic option is selected in the Startup Type list. Under Service status, click Start to start the service if it is not already running.
  7. Repeat steps 2 through 6 for Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS).
Step 2: Reregister Windows Update components loadTOCNode(3, 'workaround'); To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL, and then press ENTER.
  2. When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in WUAPI.DLL succeeded" message, click OK.
  3. Type the following commands in the Open box, one after the other, and then press ENTER after each command:
    REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL
    REGSVR32 WUAUENG1.DLL
    REGSVR32 ATL.DLL
    REGSVR32 WUCLTUI.DLL
    REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL
    REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL
    REGSVR32 WUWEB.DLL
Step 3: Rename the Windows Update temporary folder loadTOCNode(3, 'workaround'); The temporary folder of Windows Update may be corrupted. In this case, you can rename the temporary folder of Windows Update. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
  2. At the command prompt, type net stop Wuauserv, and then press ENTER.
  3. Click Start, click Run, type %windir%, and then press ENTER.
  4. In the folder that opens, locate and rename the SoftwareDistribution folder to SDold.
  5. At the command prompt, type net start Wuauserv, and then press ENTER to start the Automatic Updates service.
uparrow.gifBack to the top Method 2 loadTOCNode(2, 'workaround'); Follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Automatic Updates tab.
  3. Click Turn off Automatic Updates, and then click OK.
  4. Restart the computer.
  5. Use the Windows Update Web site to install updates manually.
  6. After you install the updates manually, turn on Automatic Updates.


Link for downloading Hotfix :

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891/

Download the one which is for your Operating system.

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Download Dialafix and select Fix Windows Updates.

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