Manual Method to Force Automatic Updates Detection

To manually force detection by Automatic Updates:

  1. Open services.msc.
  2. Locate the Automatic Updates service and click Stop the service.
  3. Open regedit.exe.
  4. Navigate to: HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionWindowsUpdateAuto Update
  5. Delete all the Time keys that exist.
  6. Ensure that the AUState registry key is set to a value of: 0x2
  7. Close regedit.exe.
  8. In services.msc, locate the Automatic Updates service and click Start the service.
  9. Close services.msc.

  10. Wait approximately 10 minutes for Automatic Updates to do detection.

Author: Ian

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