Windows - Others
If you get the error message
Windows Update cannot
continue because a required service application is disabled,
check that the service named Automatic Updates is enabled
and also it is set to Automatic.
If you want to run a script, program or batch file while Windows
starts and stops, you should use the Windows
Local Group Policy Editor (under Administrative Tools
or accessed by using the command
Then go to Local Computer Policy → Computer Configuration
→ Windows Settings → Scripts (Startup/Shutdown).
To add a startup script, double click Startup at right,
then click the Add... button and enter the full paths
of the command and its parameters. Similarly, for the shutdown script go to
Shutdown at right.
If you want to add UNIX-like features to your Windows system, consider installing Cygwin. It is free, it contains many UNIX tools, it provides a substantial Linux API functionality and a GNU development and runtime environment.