Unable to install Windows Updates (Vista)

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Most new Vista machines experience issues when a user/admin attempts to install Windows Updates. This is due to the Windows Updates Service not running.

To resolve:

1) Click Start
2) Click run and type services.msc, click OK or press enter
3) Locate the Windows Updates service, right click and click properties
4) Set the service to automatic and click ok
5) Right click the service and click start

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