Error that you see in the upper-right corner when you visit the Windows
Update Web site on a Windows XP-based computer: "[Error number: 0x8DDD0004]"
Also make sure you accepted the Microsoft Trust Certificate
To turn on automatic updating of trusted root authority certificates
1. In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs
2. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
3. Select the Update Root Certificates check box.
4. Click Next, and then click Finish.
.. To open Add/Remove Windows Components, click Start, click Control Panel,
click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Add/Remove Windows Components.
TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2009 - Update Services
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"Kessock" <Kessock@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I am getting Error number: 0x8DDD0004 when trying to access Windows update
> and I think it might be something to do with an "Add on" which I seem to
> Can anyone tell me how do I add the WUWebControl Class IE helper add-on.
> is absent from my list of add-ons? I am using Internet Explorer 7 and
> Windows XP SP3.
> Any help appreciated.