Note able to run Microsoft windows update service as usual I go to services.msc to start the services that require run updates
1 Automatic updates
2 Background intelligence transfer service
But the Automatic updates service is not available there
Then to install the service
Go to inf directory in the system root folder normally c:\windows ,by default its a hidden folder then you need to check off hide system folder option in Folder options
Right click “ au” in inf folder and “install “
Click Browse. Locate and then click the %windir%\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder if the following conditions are true:
- You installed Windows XP SP2 from a Windows XP SP2 CD that included SP2 as part of the base installation.
- You downloaded and installed Windows XP SP2 from the Microsoft Web site.
- Windows XP SP2 was included with the computer.
Note If the ServicePackFiles folder is not present on the computer, you can copy the files from a slipstreamed Windows XP SP2 installation CD.
Click OK to copy the files.
Change the setting on the computer not to display hidden files and folders. To do this, follow these steps:
On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
In the Advanced settings list, click Do not show hidden files and folders under Hidden files and folders.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
Restart the computer.