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Windows 7: Automatic Update Keeps Turning Itself Off, Requesting To Be Turned On, Over And Over

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hi,

On the advice of a friend, I have decided to post a thread on here about this issue. For the last probably couple of weeks, Windows Automatic Update has repeatedly requested to be turned back on, and while I have done this, every time I turn my machine on, it's right back to asking to be turned back on again.
I looked around the internet to try and find solutions, and attempted a few things to try and resolve this, but so far nothing has worked. These include:

-Running thorough uninstall processes from the software's websites towards ensuring past anti-malware programs were removed (no changes)
-Running my anti-virus and anti-malware scans (one thing detected by Malwarebytes, but was quarantined and deleted, from what it said. Nothing else detected by any other program)
-This: Run>cmd.exe (ran as admin)>winmgmt/resetrepository (no idea what I'm doing)
-Looked over the Event Logs (no idea what to look for, didn't immediately see anything regarding Windows Update)
-This: Start Menu>Component Services>Services>Windows Update>Restart (nothing changed/happened)

Needless to say, since it keeps popping up on my Action Center notifier in my taskbar, I'm a bit concerned. Ideas?
post #2 of 22
try this in command line (admin mode):
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update" /v AUOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f


Command for enabling the service:

sc config wuauserv start= auto
Edited by BigTree - 11/26/13 at 1:40am
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hi Tree,

Thanks for finding a solution, it seems to have worked. Not to be too much of a curious noob, but based on the success of that solution, what precisely was wrong? Again, thank you.
post #4 of 22
Reg entries are more powerful than menu settings. So you have more control over the settings. But as easy you can alter the registry as easy can mess it up.
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
That makes sense. Thanks!
post #6 of 22
hi
i am having exactly the same issues with my pc.
could you give me a bit more guidance what to do with that reg code please
many thanks
gary
post #7 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by gazbag View Post

could you give me a bit more guidance what to do with that reg code please

    In the code box below, position your mouse just before the "r" in "reg" and drag with the mouse all the way to "/f" (at the end) so that the whole line is selected.  Release the mouse, and then press [Ctrl]+[C] to copy the text:
Code:
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update" /v AUOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

    Next, go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories.  Right-click "Command Prompt" and click "Run as Administrator".  The command prompt window should open.  Right-click in the middle of it and click "Paste".  The text that you copied should appear.  Press [Enter] to execute the command.

    Next, select the text in the code box below and copy it just like you did earlier:
Code:
sc config wuauserv start= auto

    Switch back to the command prompt window, right-click in the middle of it and click "Paste".  The new code should appear.  Press [Enter] to execute the command.  Close the command window when you're done.

    Hopefully that was easy enough to follow! thumb.gif
 
Edited by Techie007 - 1/8/14 at 9:52am
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post #8 of 22
^^this. As easy as it can get. biggrin.gif
post #9 of 22
on the second one i got a message saying i needed a space between the = sign and the value. so i put a space in and it says success

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curre
ntVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update" /v AUOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
The operation completed successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>sc config wuauserv start=auto
DESCRIPTION:
Modifies a service entry in the registry and Service Database.
USAGE:
sc config [service name] <option1> <option2>...<br /> <br /> OPTIONS:<br /> NOTE: The option name includes the equal sign.<br /> A space is required between the equal sign and the value.<br /> type= <own|share|interact|kernel|filesys|rec|adapt><br /> start= <boot|system|auto|demand|disabled|delayed-auto><br /> error= <normal|severe|critical|ignore><br /> binPath= <BinaryPathName><br /> group= <LoadOrderGroup><br /> tag= <yes|no><br /> depend= <Dependencies(separated by / (forward slash))><br /> obj= <AccountName|ObjectName><br /> DisplayName= <display name><br /> password= <password><br /> <br /> C:\Windows\system32>sc config wuauserv start= auto<br /> [SC] ChangeServiceConfig SUCCESS<br /> <br /> C:\Windows\system32>c
post #10 of 22
Yes it needs the space. So is it Ok then?
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