Can't change options locked / greyed out / ghosted

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by fubar01, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. fubar01

    fubar01 Guest


    The options on my Windows Updates panel are all greyed out and set to
    automatic (Start|Control Panel|Windows Updates|Automatic Updates).
    Since they're locked, I can't go back to manually manage this update

    This topic has appeared in several forums over the past several years.
    The registry fix suggested by one of the forum moderators is for
    Windows XP; I've got Windows 2000 SP4.
    ( -- item 179, right
    column, 'Windows Greyed Out - Restore', file updaterestore.reg)

    1. Does anybody yet know what it is that is changing this behavior?

    2. Should I use the XP patch anyway on Window 2000 SP4?


    -- Roy Zider
    fubar01, Aug 1, 2005
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  2. Hi,

    The registry file at kellys-korner-xp that you refer to applies to
    Windows 2000 as well...
    Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\), Aug 1, 2005
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  3. fubar01

    fubar01 Guest


    OK -- it worked. Thanks for confirming Windows 2000 applicability.

    Do you have any idea yet how this change to locked status occurred? It
    seems to go back a way.

    fubar01, Aug 1, 2005
  4. Hi,

    I know that e.g. some worms/viruses disables Automatic Updates, but
    if that is the case for you, I don't know.
    Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\), Aug 2, 2005
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