Question on Automatic Updates Tab.

By Dayus ยท 7 replies
Aug 16, 2004
  1. I noticed the other day that the automatic updates tab in system properties (in control pannel) had changed.

    It used to look like this:

    Now it looks like this:
    Sorry the image is small, its the largest one i could find.

    I thought that the automatic updates tab was only changed like this when u download SP2, but i have not.
    So why has the tab chnaged ?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Don't know why it would have changed without getting SP2. If you had it set to automatically dl and install updates you probably have SP2 installed though.
  3. Dayus

    Dayus TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Ever since i can remember, I have always had the automatic update settings set to: "Notify me about new updates, & Notify me again be for installing them." So it shouldn't have downloaded sp2 without me knowing.

    Recently wuauclt.exe was allowed to run, and that caused my internet connection not to work, could that have anything to do with this ?
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Right click on My Computer and go to Properties. See if you have SP2 installed.
  5. Dayus

    Dayus TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 28

    It says:

    Microsoft Windows XP
    Home Edition
    Version 2002
    Service Pack 1

    SP2 not installed.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Heh. I'm not sure why it would do that, but I do have an idea:

    I had SP2 RC1 on my computer and then removed it so this may be why I see what I do. But yesterday I went to Add/Remove Programs and I saw several of the updates had SP1 next to them and a few had SP2 next to them.
    You might want to check there in yours and see if any say SP2 next to them.

    Actually I have thought of another thing that is related to it as I was typing. I remember seeing an Automatic Update on the list when I go to windows update (but I never have installed it since I don't use automatic updates). I bet that was one that you have installed, and it has changed its apparence.
  7. Dayus

    Dayus TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Yeah, over half of the windows xp hotfix's in the add/remove programs list have, "(SP2)" next to them..

    I tried to check my installation history on the windows update site, but the site isn't working. It just brings up a page saying:

    Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested page. [Error number: 0x800A0005]

  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    It's brought by a Windows Update. Mine has also changed & I have yet to install SP2 (automatic updating is disabled on this machine).
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