When you click the Turn on Automatic Updates button in Windows Security center in Windows XP, the following error message may appear:
This happens if one of the following services are not started:
- Automatic Updates
- Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
This problem may also happen if Automatic Update Policies are enabled.
Download the Vbscript file wsc-au-fix.vbs and save to Desktop. Double-click to run the file. The script enables both the above services, and removes the Automatic Update Policies automatically.
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