I am running XP professional.
I haven't received any updates since August 2008.
I have SP2 but nor SP3.
The Security center showed automatic update ON and I went to
check for the latest updates from windows updates.
I received a window which stated the site cannot continue because one or more
of these window services is not running.
Automatic Updates showed no Status and Startup Type as DISABLED.
I clicked on Automatic Updates and went to the Automatic Updates Properties.
I changed the startup type to AUTOMATIC and hit APPLY. The startup type did change
to AUTOMATIC and the start button worked
I set the service status to START but I didn't know what the start parameters should be.
I exited and received error message 1058:
"The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or becuase it has no enabled
devices associated with it."
Later when I tried to change the startup type from DISABLED to AUTOMATIC it wouldn't APPLY
and reverted to DISABLED.
Any ideas on how I can get updates, either automatically or manually?