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Type "net stop wuauserv" (don't close out the command prompt just minimize it) 4. I downloaded the "Dial-a-fix-v0.60.0.24.zip" file from the link supplied above, and it FIXED my problem with not being able to update successfully...! Browse start menu to programs>accessories 2. Sorted out windows auto update in seconds. check over here

God Bless. Helpful +0 Report Mike Dec 17, 2013 11:48AM To delete the folder "Software Distribution" do the following: 1. Found out that that the autoupdate was selected. Manged to get rid of it by installing Melawarebytes.

Hence dont know why security centre does not recognise it. Helpful +1 Report vasiks Oct 28, 2013 01:55PM thanks for me it was enough to stop and start windows update services Helpful +0 Report Dave Aug 7, 2013 04:10PM Worked!! Unable to open wuauserv registry key.

Im pretty sure my pc was infected by some kind of malware....please help..!! Part of the issue was that I found out that I had a virus so I was able to run full scan and got rid of the virus atleast I hope I then tried your magical solution and now Windows update is automatic and, so far, none of the other problems have returned. That should do the trick.

In this case, you cannot make any changes. http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-...C_and_articles Reply Reply With Quote December 15th, 2008,09:10 AM #9 clay4bc View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Junior Member Join Date Dec 2008 Posts 1 dial a fix In the Important updates section (as shown above), click the down arrow and choose how you want Windows to download and install updates. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/922374 Click OK to save the changes.

Definitely try this solution! I read the solution posted by "dontreallygivea" and the success stories posted by other members. Helpful +1 Report blackmax Sep 7, 2013 02:00AM I was pulling my hair up after formatting my hard drive--and installing windows xp...then windows update wouldn't work. http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-...C_and_articles Great post, fixed it in a jiffy!

Sorted out windows auto update in seconds. her latest blog The service key does not exist. Only thing is the first dowload link didn't work and dowloaded from the second link. The problem now is that it somewhat slow to open.

Report nonameatall 1Posts Monday October 21, 2013Registration date October 21, 2013 Last seen - Oct 21, 2013 04:44PM That was the move. check my blog The Security Centre Icon does not come up in the tray at the bottom of the screen so it must not be working properly. Thread Tools Show Printable Version Subscribe to this Thread… May 22nd, 2006,02:14 PM #1 mareke View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Junior Member Join Date Sep 2004 Posts Click here to Register a free account now!

Backup your registry. Manged to get rid of it. Posting Quick Reply - Please Wait « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Thread Information Users Browsing this Thread There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 this content any ideas of what might be wrong..?

I'm wandering if there is a registry entry or some file I could modify to give me back the choices. Thanks so much for the info. Helpful +0 Report John Oct 20, 2013 10:00AM I'm having the same problem but cannot rename the Software Distribution folder because it says it is protected.

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Windows Vista, 7, and 8 users Open the Control Panel Under System and Security, click Turn automatic updating on or off in the Windows Update section. Background Intelligent services was set to manual but after setting it to Automatic and rebooting it did no good and I still can't get Automatic Updates. have to be patient. The service key does not exist.

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Try going into your update and see if the grey out is gone; if not delete that key. Generated Sun, 06 Nov 2016 08:15:13 GMT by s_hp106 (squid/3.5.20) Jump to content Sign In Create Account Search Advanced Search section: This topic Forums Members Help Files Calendar View File Check: ======== C:\WINDOWS\system32\dhcpcsvc.dll => MD5 is legit C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\afd.sys [2008-11-07 00:48] - [2008-10-16 09:43] - 0138496 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 7618D5218F2A614672EC61A80D854A37 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\netbt.sys => MD5 is legit C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\tcpip.sys => MD5 is legit C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\ipsec.sys Reply Reply With Quote May 25th, 2011,06:40 PM #18 jrtibeirus View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Junior Member Join Date May 2011 Posts 1 thanks Originally Posted by

Tried microsoft fixit...windows update engines....finally stumbled across this site while searching the internet. Back to top #8 Broni Broni The Coolest BC Computer BC Advisor 41,254 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Daly City, CA Local time:01:15 AM Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:37 PM Post The key does not exist. I used Dial-a-Fix and it worked as well.

It is common for computers at a business or school to have an administrator lock on Windows updates, as well as other settings. Windows XP users Open the Control Panel Open the System option. I've followed there directions and have gone to the "Control Panel" then to "Automatic Updates". My computer had slowed to a crawl.

Reply Reply With Quote January 14th, 2009,11:33 PM #10 fslloxto View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Junior Member Join Date Jan 2009 Posts 2 Dial a Fix Thank-you Can't turn ON my "Windows Security" Auto updates. Worked fine. Thanks Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 noknojon noknojon Banned 10,871 posts OFFLINE Gender:Not Telling Local time:06:15 PM Posted 18 January

Please create new restore point before proceeding!!!How to: XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948247Vista and Seven - http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/create-a-restore-point-for-windows-vistas-system-restore/Please go to Start=>Run (alternatively use Windows key+R), type regedit and click OK.Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\RootRight-Click Root and I have had nothing but trouble with Windows Update. View all 12 comments Report Diamondhead- Nov 8, 2010 03:33PM After I fought the problem for MONTHS, Arun Soman's solution finally solved my problem. Helpful +4 Report gotaa Nov 19, 2013 05:50PM windows is worthless!

Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. The service key does not exist. Your amazing and brilliant solution had me fixed in less than 5 minutes.

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