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Windows Security Center is the centralized location in Windows XP Service Pack 2 where users can learn about security and can perform security-related tasks. Security Center monitors the status of three major security functions: the firewall, Automatic Updates, and virus detection. If Security Center detects a problem with any one of these, it displays an icon and balloon message in the notification area.
By default, Windows checks to make sure that Automatic Updates is set to download and install security and other important updates to your computer automatically. If Automatic Updates is turned off, or if Automatic Updates is not set to the highest setting, Security Center provides recommendations to turn on or to adjust Automatic Updates.
To have us turn on Automatic Updates for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you would rather turn on Automatic Updates yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.
Fix it for meTo fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.
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Note This wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.
Let me fix it myselfTo turn on Automatic Updates yourself, follow these steps:
Article ID: 875349 - Last Review: May 23, 2014 - Revision: 6.0