Solved Windows Update will not change to Automatic

Gigabyte / Ga-78lmt-s2p
March 4, 2019 at 22:47:57
Specs: Windows 10, 8gig
Sometime ago (in a fit of pique because Microsoft was continually updating) I disabled Windows. Now I would like to turn it on again but MS in their infinite wisdom will not let me.

I have accessed Services Windows Update and turned on "Automatic" but when I restart the window has reverted to "Disbled".

In part the description reads " If this Service is disabled, users will not be able to use WUD OR its Automatic updating feature and programmes will not be able to use The Windows Update Agent.

It would seem that I have done a damage somewhere, but where?

Any and all help to get this going will be appreciated. Regards

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March 6, 2019 at 05:15:45
Ewen, In the start menu type "Windows update" in the search box. You will then see a popup list. One of which is "find and fix Windows update problems". Select that choice and then follow the prompts. The advanced selection on that screen will automatically apply the fix es if identified. No guarantee this will rectify the problem. Typing "Windows updates" (note plural), produces a different list.

Windows 10 has dumbed down the options on how to handle Updates. I find it intrusive myself.

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March 5, 2019 at 01:24:18
Thank you for your advice however a Help Forum is not the place to advertise career help.

In any event your instructions are not clear and I found the trouble shooter by myself.

For anyone else willing to help i have now got this window which says
"Windows could not start the Windows Update Service on Local Computer.

Error 1058: The service cannot be started because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it."

Any additional help will be appreciated. Regards


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#2
March 5, 2019 at 07:36:01
The correct setting for Windows Update is "Manual" not "Automatic". Did you hit "Apply" as well as "OK"? You could then go to Settings cog > Updates and Security and check for updates.

Otherwise go to Control Panel > Troubleshooting > View All, then run the Windows Update troubleshooter.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
March 5, 2019 at 21:03:43
I assume that you already tried manually running Windows Update to see if it fixes itself. If not then try it.
If the Windows Update Troubleshooter does not help then this is what I have done in the past when I have had issues with Windows Update (as well as Print Spooler, and a couple of other things as well):
Download and Run Tweaking.com Windows Repair Tools
https://www.tweaking.com/content/pa...
After downloading, restart in Safe Mode and launch it. I recommend running all of the recommended pre-scan steps and to be patient and expect it to take a while to complete. It is typical for it to find and find many small small errors that have built up over time.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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March 6, 2019 at 05:15:45
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Ewen, In the start menu type "Windows update" in the search box. You will then see a popup list. One of which is "find and fix Windows update problems". Select that choice and then follow the prompts. The advanced selection on that screen will automatically apply the fix es if identified. No guarantee this will rectify the problem. Typing "Windows updates" (note plural), produces a different list.

Windows 10 has dumbed down the options on how to handle Updates. I find it intrusive myself.

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#5
March 6, 2019 at 10:26:26
OtheHill

Watch it, you are showing modern tendencies not commensurate with your handle.

I accept though that it saves the odd mouse click compared to my old school version. Remind me to update myself sometime - after all I do have a pacemaker these days.

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#6
March 6, 2019 at 13:51:27
Derek, I started using OtheHill at age 58. I turned 75 two weeks ago so I guess I am now really Over The Hill.

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March 6, 2019 at 14:16:11
Aha, I'm about 7 years ahead although it's nothing to brag about I can assure you.

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#8
March 6, 2019 at 17:57:53
Happy (belated) birthday OtH! Thought I was the oldest one on the boards, but you have me beat by 16 years. Here's to 75 more for you!

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#9
March 6, 2019 at 20:44:59
Thanks T-R-A. Derek seems to have me by 7 years.

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March 8, 2019 at 17:28:43
81 in February past, happy belated birthdays to all

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#11
March 9, 2019 at 07:02:23
Age is just a number. I'm a habitual liar by the way.

Glad to see your issue is sorted.

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