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  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Windows Update automatically disabled


    Hey. I have a little problem: I've just recently installed Windows 8.1, all the updates, and, from time to time (1 hour or even faster), action center tells me that windows update is disabled, and when I've gone to the settings, it was off. Ok, no problem, it's not hard to enable it. But, as I said, something, I don't know which program or the operating system or anything else stops it. Do you have any ideea why? Thanks !

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  2. #2


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Possibly a glitch due to the update, if it happens again let us know. I always check my update status every morning as a precaution.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    It's happening again, in 1 hour the windows updates disabled 3-5 times, once even disabled after 3 seconds of reenabling.
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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    I don't know who your computer model you have but does it have it's own computer management program of the manufacturer, if so check those settings.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    I've installed many times (Windows 8.1 with updates), and it's the first time.
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  6. #6


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    I don't know who your computer model you have but does it have it's own computer management program of the manufacturer, if so check those settings.
    Please reply to this post
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    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    I sad that I have installed Windows 8.1 many times before, on the same laptop, and no, it doesn't have any of that.
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  8. #8


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    WinSxS Folder (Component Store) - Clean Up in Windows 8.1

    After that, run CCleaner, just in case and check for suspicious startup items including scheduled tasks.

    It might be also a good idea to check for possible malware infections, they tend to change this.

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  9. #9


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Well, I've tried, but with no succes. Today it reappears !
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  10. #10


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    OK try this: How do I reset Windows Update components?

    Someone also suggests, that manually using this can fix it.

    Start command prompt as admin and copy/paste each of those two separately, then enter.
    reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update" /v AUOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
    sc config wuauserv start= auto
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