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You cannot turn on automatic updates when you try to configure Windows Automatic Updates in Windows XP
Article ID: 922374 - View products that this article applies to.
When you try to configure Windows Automatic Updates in Control Panel on a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer, you cannot turn on automatic updates. This problem occurs after you have applied Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).
To resolve this problem, reregister the following files:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.