A friend of mine has been having problems with Windows Automatic Update, and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas?
Basically, he is running an AMD 64-bit processor at 3Ghz, with 512Mb RAM and Windows XP. His computer was really slow when I had a look at it, and found out that Automatic Update was constantly taking up 99% of the CPU, according to the task manager. After some difficulty I turned off Automatic Updates in services.msc, and set it to disabled, so it wouldn't start when Windows loaded. Unfortunately, if my friend now tries to do windows update manually, it won't allow him to do it due to the fact that Automatic Update has been disabled. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can fix Automatic Update, or disable it but still have the ability to update Windows?