re-enable windows update from group policy (xp)

Thursday, July 29, 2010
before doing these steps make sure you have administrative privilege for you user account, to enable windows update follow these steps.

  1. click start and click run
  2. type gpedit.msc to start group policy
  3. in there navigate to computer configuration > administrative templates > windows components > windows update.
  4. now in the right side double click configure automatic update
  5. in the opened window click enable then click apply and ok.
**you can check also windows update service is up and running**

to do this

  1. click start and click run
  2. type services.msc to start services window
  3. in the right side find automatic update and double click to open it
  4. now in the general tab check under startup type
  5. in the drop down menu select automatic as startup type
  6. click apply and click ok

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