Windows Update options are greyed out

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by stevels70, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. stevels70

    stevels70 Guest


    I have a laptop which used to be part of an office network, where
    windows updates came from the sys admin. Now it is mine, and therefore
    they cleaned it up, but still I cannot choose how to manage Windows

    How can I do?

    stevels70, Aug 30, 2006
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  2. Stefano,

    See if this MSKB article applies :

    You receive one or more error messages when the system administrator
    disables Windows Update or Microsoft Update

    If not, post back with the version of XP installed, Home or Pro.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2006]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen [MVP], Aug 30, 2006
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  3. stevels70

    TaurArian Guest

    Check the Service Manager for "Automatic Update" service
    Click Start, select Run and type: Services.msc
    Press Enter
    Locate the - "Automatic Update"
    Make sure the service is not disabled and started.

    If necessary:-

    Go to START, Select RUN
    Type: regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
    Press Ok

    Other reference:
    Windows Update Greyed Out - Restore (Line 179)

    Automatic Updates options are grayed out?:
    TaurArian, Aug 31, 2006
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