turning automatic updates on in XP - Registry

BokehBokeh Posts: 1,635Member ■■■■■■■□□□
Just took in two laptops from people no longer with the company. Both have had automatic updates turned off, and no way to turn them on. I know there is a way in the registry to do so, but I dont remember exactly where it was.

Can someone refresh my memory?

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  • wastedtimewastedtime Posts: 586Member
    I don't know about registery but "wuauclt /showsettingsdialog" should let you change it
  • Hyper-MeHyper-Me Posts: 2,059Banned
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  • bwcartybwcarty Posts: 422Member
    Try editing the local security policy
    gpedit.msc > Computer Config > Admin Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update

    Registry settings are
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
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  • BokehBokeh Posts: 1,635Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Thanks, found it after I posted on here. they are all set back to normal. Appreciate the help.
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