Problems with Automatic Updates

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Subject: Problems with Automatic Updates
Posted by:  Goran Jovanovic (GoranJovanov…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007

Hi,

Not sure if this is the right place to post this question but....

I have a Windows XP SP2 workstation and whenever AU kicks in to check its
update status it takes over the machine. 100% CPU for 5 to 10 minutes. New
programs will not start, everything dead slow. If I get Process Explorer
running and syspend the WUACTL process then everything works fine. If I
resume it 100% CPU for the time and then the workstation is usable again.

Any way to de-install/re-install it?
Reset it some way?
Other than disabling the service (not what I want to do) any thoughts?

Thanks

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