WinXP: turned on Automatic Updates, but it doesn't update at the specified time

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Tuttle, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Tuttle

    Tuttle Guest

    WinXP Pro, SP-2

    In the Security Center Control Panel, Automatic Updates are "ON", and I set
    it to "Every day" at "10:00 AM". However, 10:00 AM came and went but it did
    not automatically download the new high priority updates.

    I've tried changing the scheduled update time in the Security Center Control
    Panel, and I've also tried changing it via the "Pick a time to install
    updates" link on the Windows Update site. However, there are several "high
    priority updates" right now on the update site that have not been installed,
    yet Automatic Updates does not install them at the scheduled time.

    What do I need to do?
    Tuttle, Apr 13, 2005
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  2. Tuttle

    Ben B. [US] Guest

    It will always be downloading new updates as they are available any time of
    day but if you have not installed the updates by 10AM and your computer has
    downloaded them they will be installed then. Your updates will most likely
    be installed tomorrow at 10AM assuming your computer is on throughout the
    day today.
    Ben B. [US], Apr 13, 2005
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  3. Tuttle

    Ben B. [US] Guest

    They will most likely be installed tomorrow at 10 AM. Updates are downloaded
    any time of day but they will only install at the set time.
    Ben B. [US], Apr 13, 2005
  4. Tuttle

    Tuttle Guest

    My PC was on all yesterday. I turned it off last night. I turned it on
    around 8AM this morning. 10AM came and went again, and the updates are still
    not installed.

    Is there something I should check?

    Tuttle, Apr 14, 2005
  5. Tuttle

    Ben B. [US] Guest

    Are you running an administrator account? If you're not you should be.

    Check to see if the Automatic Updates service is still running:
    Click Start · Control Panel, then select Performance and Maintenance and
    click System. Select the Automatic Updates tab and make sure that Automatic
    is selected and then click OK.

    Now check to see if Automatic Updates is service is running:
    Click Start · Run and type "services.msc" without the quotes and press
    enter. The Services window should pop-up. Under the name column find
    Automatic Updates. If it does not appear there skip over the remainder of
    this paragraph, if it is double-click on it; the properties dialog should
    open up. Make sure it says "Automatic" in the Startup type box and the
    Service status says "Started".

    Register the DLL files:
    Click Start · Run and type "cmd" without the quotes and press enter. Type in
    the following and press return after each line:
    REGSVR32 %windir%\system32\wuapi.dll
    REGSVR32 %windir%\system32\wuaueng.dll
    REGSVR32 %windir%\system32\atl.dll
    REGSVR32 %windir%\system32\wucltui.dll
    REGSVR32 %windir%\system32\wups.dll
    Enter "exit" and press enter.

    Check and see if it's working tomorrow, if it continues not to work please
    attach your WindowsUpdate.log file. To gather your WindowsUpdate.log file
    select Start · Run, and then type "%windir%" and press enter. The
    WindowsUpdate.log file will be located in this folder.

    Ben B. [US]

    Ben B. [US], Apr 15, 2005
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