:: I get the following error message when i try to download updates. I
:: went through the process as given below, but still no help. when i
:: try to change the parameter to automatic, it still keeps going back
:: to disabled. See if someone can help.
:: [Error number: 0x8DDD0018]
:: The site cannot continue because one or more of these Windows
:: services is not running:
:: Automatic Updates (allows the site to find, download and install
:: high-priority updates for your computer)
:: Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) (helps updates
:: download more quickly and without problems if the download process
:: is interrupted)
:: Event Log (keeps a record of updating activities to help with
:: troubleshooting, if needed)
:: To make sure these services are running:
:: 1. Click Start, and then click Run.
:: 2. Type services.msc and then click OK.
:: 3. In the list of services, double-click on Automatic Updates and
:: then click Properties.
You may receive an error message that contains the "0x8DDD0018" code or the
"0x80246008" code when you try to download updates from the Microsoft
Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site
Also a must for cosideration lately - Your system may be infected with
malware "Vundo" and friends
TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2009 - Update Services
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
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