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Security Center Can't Change Your Automatic Update Settings


Windows update cannot be opened and windows update settings cannot be changed. When you click on the windows update tab, nothing opens. If i try to change windows update settings, it displays an error message saying, "security center can't change your automatic update settings". This error message does not cite any number. As suggested to somebody in the forum with a similar problem, i tried a virus and malware scan, the result: no viruses or malware detected. Every other suggestion i found does not get me anywhere. What do you suggest?

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Posted On: 2010-02-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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{7b2b4ea5-1028-b7e6-a06b-d6b9abf34537}.
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