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Regaining Control of Windows Updates


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cormac

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hi there :)

I've been unable to change the settings for the Windows Update for a Vista Home Premium OS ... I am the admin and logging in with that account I am still unable to change it from automatically updating whenever it sees fit ... The areas where I should be able to change it is grayed out despite my being admin

has anyone run into this problem or have any ideas on what to try? :) I've included a screen cap of what I see when i go to the Change Settings area (probably not helpful but what the heck ;) just trying to give all the info I can)

thanks for any and all help :)

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Ztruker

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What about if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking. Login with the actual Administrator account (which you have to enable I believe). Can you change it from there?

To enable Administrator, open a Elevated Command Prompt and enter net user administrator /active:yes

If that doesn't work, download the portable version of [url="http://www.tweaking....e.html"]Windows Repair (All In One)/url] from tweaking.com.

Do all the steps(1 - 4) then take the default for the repair part and run it. See if that fixes the problem.
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iammykyl

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Hi cormac
The following may explaine why you are not able to make alterations.
> http://windows.micro...u-about-updates


Also looks like you are going through the Security Centre, don't know if it makes a difference. try this way.
> http://www.dummies.c...e-settings.html


I use, Check for updates but let me choose.....
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iammykyl

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Sorry Ztruker
Did not refresh before posting.
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