automatic updates now required??

I keep automatic updates turned off. I just went to update site and was 
not allowed to proceed. I got error 0x8DDD0018.
It tells me I have to have Automatic Updates running. Is this now true?
Previously I always did my updates manually.

XP Service Pack 3
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Jim
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Absolutely not.  It is strongly recommended to stop all updates on
Windows XP because M$ updates post SP3 are designed to sabotage your
system so that you buy Windows 7.

If you want to install a specific update, then you need to know the KB #
and then go to Microsoft website and search for it.

You could use Microsoft Update Catalogue but yo will have to install its
ActiveX to use it and you will need to use Internet Explorer version 6
or later.

<http://catalog.update.microsoft.com>

hth

Jim wrote:
> 
> I keep automatic updates turned off. I just went to update site and was
> not allowed to proceed. I got error 0x8DDD0018.
> It tells me I have to have Automatic Updates running. Is this now true?
> Previously I always did my updates manually.
> 
> XP Service Pack 3
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LD55ZRA
3/13/2010 10:58:06 PM
0x8DDD0018 - ErrorAUDisabled

Does enabling Control Panel | Automatic Updates correct the problem?

=> You may receive an error message that contains the "0x8DDD0018" code or 
the "0x80246008" code when you try to download updates from the Microsoft 
Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910337

Could the problem be that the Service named Automatic Updates (as well as 
BITS) isn't running?

What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your 
subscription current?  What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)? 
What third-party firewall (if any)?

Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the 
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought 
it)?
-- 
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002

Jim wrote:
> I keep automatic updates turned off. I just went to update site and was
> not allowed to proceed. I got error 0x8DDD0018.
> It tells me I have to have Automatic Updates running. Is this now true?
> Previously I always did my updates manually.
>
> XP Service Pack 3 

0
PA
3/14/2010 12:14:21 AM
LD55ZRA wrote:
> Absolutely not.  It is strongly recommended to stop all updates on
> Windows XP because M$ updates post SP3 are designed to sabotage your
> system so that you buy Windows 7.
>
> If you want to install a specific update, then you need to know the
> KB # and then go to Microsoft website and search for it.
>
> You could use Microsoft Update Catalogue but yo will have to
> install its ActiveX to use it and you will need to use Internet
> Explorer version 6 or later.
>
> <http://catalog.update.microsoft.com>
>
> hth

The fact you have the gumption to actually post "hth" after that is funny.

Unless your "hth" means something different than those actually trying to 
assist people...
http://www.acronymfinder.com/HtH.html

I can see a couple of those fitting you and your personality.

-- 
Shenan Stanley
     MS-MVP
-- 
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html 


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Shenan
3/14/2010 12:34:39 AM
"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:%23Bz$m4wwKHA.3408@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...

> The fact you have the gumption to actually post "hth" after that is funny.
>
> Unless your "hth" means something different than those actually trying to 
> assist people...
> http://www.acronymfinder.com/HtH.html
>
> I can see a couple of those fitting you and your personality.
>

You are learning fast boy.  What exactly is your point here?

HTH
HTH
hth
hth
HTH
etc
ETC
etc
ETC


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LD55ZRA
3/14/2010 1:58:21 AM
PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> 0x8DDD0018 - ErrorAUDisabled
> 
> Does enabling Control Panel | Automatic Updates correct the problem?
> 
> => You may receive an error message that contains the "0x8DDD0018" code 
> or the "0x80246008" code when you try to download updates from the 
> Microsoft Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910337
> 
> Could the problem be that the Service named Automatic Updates (as well 
> as BITS) isn't running?
> 
> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your 
> subscription current?  What anti-spyware applications (other than 
> Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?
> 
> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the 
> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you 
> bought it)?


Thank you very much. In services.msc the auto updates was not running. I 
set that to automatic, and I was able to get my new updates.

Apparently this auto updates in services is different than the option to 
have Windows get updates automatically (the one if the Control panel). 
Slightly confusing
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Jim
3/14/2010 7:25:48 AM
Jim wrote:
<paste>
>> I keep automatic updates turned off. I just went to update site and was
>> not allowed to proceed. I got error 0x8DDD0018.
>> It tells me I have to have Automatic Updates running. Is this now true?
>> Previously I always did my updates manually.
>>
>> XP Service Pack 3
</paste>
>> 0x8DDD0018 - ErrorAUDisabled
>>
>> Does enabling Control Panel | Automatic Updates correct the problem?
>>
>> => You may receive an error message that contains the "0x8DDD0018" code
>> or the "0x80246008" code when you try to download updates from the
>> Microsoft Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910337
>>
>> Could the problem be that the Service named Automatic Updates (as well
>> as BITS) isn't running?
>>
>> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
>> subscription current?  What anti-spyware applications (other than
>> Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?
>>
>> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
>> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
>> bought it)?
>
> Thank you very much. In services.msc the auto updates was not running. I
> set that to automatic, and I was able to get my new updates.
>
> Apparently this auto updates in services is different than the option to
> have Windows get updates automatically (the one if the Control panel).
> Slightly confusing

YW.  But if (Control Panel >) Automatic Updates had been enabled, the 
Automatic Updates (and BITS) services would have been enabled, too.

Are you aware of the fact that there's are Automatic Updates (AU) settings 
other than Automatic?  See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525

If you choose the "Notify Only" setting, AU will notify you of available 
updates in a timely manner.  Then you can decide whether, when, and how you 
want to download/install updates. 

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PA
3/14/2010 4:50:46 PM
WHERE do we get that activeX????
When I go to the update catalog, I get error 8DDD0020 and no help nor search 
to resolve this error  problem!
Sue
"LD55ZRA" <LD55ZRA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:4B9C187E.9A015D85@discussions.microsoft.com...
> Absolutely not.  It is strongly recommended to stop all updates on
> Windows XP because M$ updates post SP3 are designed to sabotage your
> system so that you buy Windows 7.
>
> If you want to install a specific update, then you need to know the KB #
> and then go to Microsoft website and search for it.
>
> You could use Microsoft Update Catalogue but yo will have to install its
> ActiveX to use it and you will need to use Internet Explorer version 6
> or later.
>
> <http://catalog.update.microsoft.com>
>
> hth
>
> Jim wrote:
>>
>> I keep automatic updates turned off. I just went to update site and was
>> not allowed to proceed. I got error 0x8DDD0018.
>> It tells me I have to have Automatic Updates running. Is this now true?
>> Previously I always did my updates manually.
>>
>> XP Service Pack 3 


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Sue
3/17/2010 11:00:58 PM
[Speaking of hijacking a thread... <w> ]

Sue J Thomas wrote:
> WHERE do we get that activeX????
> When I go to the update catalog, I get error 8DDD0020 and no help nor 
> search
> to resolve this error  problem!
> Sue
> "LD55ZRA" <LD55ZRA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4B9C187E.9A015D85@discussions.microsoft.com...
>> Absolutely not.  It is strongly recommended to stop all updates on
>> Windows XP because M$ updates post SP3 are designed to sabotage your
>> system so that you buy Windows 7.
>>
>> If you want to install a specific update, then you need to know the KB #
>> and then go to Microsoft website and search for it.
>>
>> You could use Microsoft Update Catalogue but yo will have to install its
>> ActiveX to use it and you will need to use Internet Explorer version 6
>> or later.
>>
>> <http://catalog.update.microsoft.com>
>>
>> hth
>>
>> Jim wrote:
>>>
>>> I keep automatic updates turned off. I just went to update site and was
>>> not allowed to proceed. I got error 0x8DDD0018.
>>> It tells me I have to have Automatic Updates running. Is this now true?
>>> Previously I always did my updates manually.
>>>
>>> XP Service Pack 3 

0
PA
3/18/2010 4:57:04 AM
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