Fix for Error “The Security Center could not change your Automatic Updates settings”

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When you click the Turn on Automatic Updates button in Windows Security center in Windows XP, the following error message may appear:

We’re sorry. The Security Center could not change your Automatic Updates settings. To try changing the settings yourself, go to System in Control Panel. On the Automatic Updates tab, select Automatic (recommended), and then click OK.

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.

Resolution

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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