Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3) when posting to
Is this a sudden, new problem? Is Automatic Updates enabled and working?
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
You receive a "Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display
the requested page" error message when you try to install an update
There is a very good chance that you are seeing the affects of a hijackware
1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan!
2. WinXP ONLY!! => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
(only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
logs in an appropriate forum, not here.
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
**Seek expert assistance in
or other appropriate forums.**
If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
Support for Windows Update:
For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> Hello Everyone,
> I am having this Error number: 0x8DDD0018 while I am trying to update my
> Windows XP. Will you help me?