Enables the download and installation of Windows updates. If this service is disabled, your computer will not be able to use the Automatic Updates feature or the Windows Update Web site.
|Windows XP edition||without SP||SP1||SP2||SP3|
|Display name:||Automatic Updates|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs|
The Automatic Updates service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Automatic Updates fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the wuauserv service has failed to start.
1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreAutomaticUpdatesWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Run the downloaded batch file.
4. Restart the computer to save changes.
Note. Make sure that the
wuauserv.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.