A user at my company has a laptop running xp. She has administrator rights. The automatic updates is set to on if you go to my computer;properties;automatic updates. The actual automatic updates service is disabled. When you try to set it to anything other than disabled, it gives an access denied message. I even logged in with the administrator profile. I'm in the same OU as she is and mine can be changed fine. So that would rule out a group policy. I'm wondering if it's not a virus. Your thoughts are appreciated.