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Can't set update to automatic

  1. #1

    Can't set update to automatic

    Although many folks don't like to let Windows do automatic updates, I have done that for quite some time. For some reason it has stopped doing it and I haven't even seen a request to update.

    It says that I must be the administrator to make the change and I am the administrator.
    Anyone know what is going on and/or hot to fix the issue?

    I am using Win 8 - 64 bit and the laptop is a HP Envy m6.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,853
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Clay, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check using the tutorial below to see if it may help to set your Windows Update settings to be for automatic updating.

    Windows Update - Automatic Updating - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Please also post screenshots of what you see to see if it may help to ID the issue.

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

    Hope this helps for now,
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  3. #3

    Well this is just ducky. I went to control panel to open Windows Update so I could take a screen shot showing the statement about having to be an administrator to change the setting to automatic and now it says I am set to receive them automatically.

    If it switches back I will take a screen shot and post it.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 21,853
    64-bit Windows 10

    It's always nice when it sorts itself out for you.
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