Windows Update Keeps Turning Off

This post is a simple reminder to Don to start blogging. Earlier this week a student had asked for advice on how to prevent Windows Update from turning off. I asked the student to run Microsoft Antispyware and call back, hoping that this would give me enough time to research the issue ( a.k.a Google the solution ). Spyware detection programs like Spybot are now able to detect if services in the Windows Security Center are turned off and can effectly re-enable the service. It turns out that the student decided to stop by in person and was able to obtain the LSP-Fix tool from Don. After running the LSP-Fix the problem appears to be resolved.

What’s weird to me is that the LSP-Fix typically resolves problems with the Layered Service Provider. Enabling Windows Update is a simple registry switch controlled by the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU key. Infact, LSP integrates with the TCP/ IP stack to manipulate data sent across it, so how can running the LSP-Fix tool resolve this problem?

Related Links:

How to configure automatic updates by using Group Policy or registry settings