In Windows Vista Home Basic automatic updates, anti virus updates and scans, etc. are not made during the night while the computer is in sleep.

Using Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Basic Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001, I have my computer set up to install updates automatic update and scan with my AVG antivirus 8.5 from one day to the next, while the computer is in sleep. In the morning, when I wake up the computer it alerts me that there are updates available, and I have to click the balloon to install the updates. Meanwhile my anti virus is update solange wake up also. Both are supposed to occur automatically during the night. Shouldn't these scheduled etc. updates works even if the computer is asleep?


Hi daglo1963,

Thanks for posting on the Forum of responses of Vista.

When Vista is in "standby", like updating the activity is suspended.

I hope this helps.

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