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Windows 7: Windows Update Error 80246008 in Windows 7 - Fix


24 Sep 2010   #29
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 
Windows Update Error 80246008 in Windows 7 - Fix

Windows Update Error 80246008 in Windows 7 - Fix

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13 Sep 2012   #30
wmangold

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Wow -- where is the "tip jar"? I've been pulling my hair out on a customer's HP Mini trying to get all the CRAP the user put on it, which obviously hosed up the registry, removed, and cleaned up (e.g., two anti-virus tools (no-no), registry optimizers (three of them!!!, and etc). Of course, the customer didn't have any recovery / repair disks. Long story of all the tasks I tried to resolve the Windows Update not working issue is too gory to put here. Amazing how many tech notes are out there online that are nothing short of simply "tosses of the coin" on resolving this issue. Short story: this tutorial/BITS fix procedure worked great - updates successfully installed. I THANK YOU again for the "right" expertise / procedure.

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20 Sep 2012   #31
Johnny5896

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just wanted to post and say thanks for your detailed fix. I too, had the pleasure of mindlessly searching high and low for a fix. To say the least, it was a very frustrating experience, but perseverance paid off, and I am back in the game again.

Kindest regards,
John
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23 Sep 2012   #32
MurdaKlipz

Windows home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by devioaqua View Post
I tried everything stated on here, and even imported the bitswin7.reg and I'm still have an issue with the missing bits service and windows update service
Yeah same here broski, I do NOT see BITS in the services Or the windows update service, i even Imported the BITSWin7.reg from my desktop into the registry and it was successfully added, but where is it?
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23 Sep 2012   #33
MurdaKlipz

Windows home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wmangold View Post
Wow -- where is the "tip jar"? I've been pulling my hair out on a customer's HP Mini trying to get all the CRAP the user put on it, which obviously hosed up the registry, removed, and cleaned up (e.g., two anti-virus tools (no-no), registry optimizers (three of them!!!, and etc). Of course, the customer didn't have any recovery / repair disks. Long story of all the tasks I tried to resolve the Windows Update not working issue is too gory to put here. Amazing how many tech notes are out there online that are nothing short of simply "tosses of the coin" on resolving this issue. Short story: this tutorial/BITS fix procedure worked great - updates successfully installed. I THANK YOU again for the "right" expertise / procedure.
Can You please Explain to me how you got this to work? I don't see the BITS in the services Nor The Windows update service, I even restarted my computer when done.
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23 Sep 2012   #34
wmangold

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
How I got BITS working (from this tutorial thread)

From the tuturial (in this thread - above where it shows "click here for entire tutorial"), I actually started with Step IV (MS Fix it -- no luck). I immediately tried the "If you don't have BITS service or cannot run it, none of the previous method help..." option in Step V.

I followed the steps exactly - downloaded the BITSWIN7.reg file "and" the PSTools in order to extract the psexec.exe file in a temp folder, then ran the listed command in a DOS window (i.e., cmd.exe) as shown: psexec -s -i -d regedit. Imported the file from my temp and restarted the computer.

After restart, I opened Windows logo (i.e., Start button) --> Control Panel --> Administrative Tools (Myself, I LIKE THE VIEW of "Small icons" in Control Panel!!!) and then double-clicked on Services.

Partway down the list I finally saw: "Background Intelligent Transfer Service". I double-clicked on it to ensure it was set to Automatic and ensured the service was in fact started.


SO -- understand that you do not see BITS in "windows update", but it is an ESSENTIAL service you must have running in order for Windows update your computer with all those OS updates (along with Windows Installer ).

BTW: you can also see if it is there by opening up Task Manager and under the "Services" tab you will see "BITS".


FINAL NOTE TO ADD HERE. The above worked for me. HOWEVER - something didn't feel right and I ended up rebuilding the OS (from the recovery partition) back to factory specs -- OH what an improvement in performance!!! Yeah, I had a lot of patches to 'bring back up-to-date', but the PC I was repairing was nearly 10 times faster than if I had not rebuilt. IMO -- if a registry loses something as key as BITS, my gut tells me something else is probably wrong too - even if you recover it. Again, just my opinion and I haven't failed 'me' yet.

I hope this helps some.
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24 Sep 2012   #35
mawds

Windows 7 Premium Home 64bit
 
 

thank you so much, I just had to register and post my thanks. Fighting a laptop that has had a few viri on it and had to re-register the windows update component, that still wouldn't run because bits was missing, tried another forums registry key solution but that didn't work. Following this did. The mr fixit fails though as it can't load and doesn't give any options apart from cancel.

downloads are now 57% complete! going to get the friends files off to another drive when I have time and do a clean install, this is just too bent now. Had zeroaccess and a host of others to contend with!!

ty again.
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26 Sep 2012   #36
coaltech

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit with sp1
 
 

Bits was completely missing on one of my systems. This was due to seveal viruses and trojans I removed first. The BITSWin7.reg worked like a champ.

Thank you so very much for allievating my stress.
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27 Sep 2012   #37
Atulnath

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

If you don't have BITS service or cannot to run it,none of previous method help...

Import BITSWin7.reg below fix for BITS service to registry.



Because for some subkeys Administrators defaultly don't have full control to workaround this problem,import this fix from SYSTEM account

Hi!
First of I thank You for help.
I run a Windows 7 64BIT OS on my computer. I am not able to run Windows Update currently. It says error code error code 80246008. I looked in various forums and one of them mentioned to reun 'services.msc and turn on background intelligent transfer service (BITS). However my BITS itself seems missing in the services list. i tried following the steps you have mentioned which is
1.Download PsTools,extract from this psexec.exe file and put it in C:\Windows\System32
2.Download my fix for BITS service and unpack it anywhere e.g on your desktop
3..Run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges (right click on cmd.exe and choose "run as admin") and type:
psexec -s -i -d regedit
//This command run regedit from System account.//
4.Go to File>>Import choose location where you stored BITSWIN7.reg file,choose it and apply.
5.Restart Computer

However I am not able to understand the step 2 ( My FIX for BITS) and step 4.

are there other alternatives for the problem that I am facing?
It would be really kind of you if you would suggest me steps to Fix the problem with my OS

With Kind regards

Atul
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03 Oct 2012   #38
vallee

Vista 32 bit
 
 

want to thank you very much not been able to install updates for months due to BITS missing, followed your advice you gave to somebody on here and it worked , the only problem I had was next day my pc couldnt start up windows but I did an automatic repair and its now all working fine so thanks again, I had tried so many other options before this.
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18 Oct 2012   #39
AdvancedSetup

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Here is some information for those requesting more information about the service

BITS stands for "Background Intelligent Transfer Service"

The service is located here in the Registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BITS

Querying the service with SC from an elevated command console
SC is a command line program used for communicating with the Service Control Manager and services.

RequiredPrivileges
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege


Note: The listed DEPENDENCIES must also be working in order for the service to function properly

Code:
C:\>sc qc bits
[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS

SERVICE_NAME: bits
        TYPE               : 20  WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
        START_TYPE         : 3   DEMAND_START
        ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
        BINARY_PATH_NAME   : C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
        LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
        TAG                : 0
        DISPLAY_NAME       : Background Intelligent Transfer Service
        DEPENDENCIES       : RpcSs
                           : EventSystem
        SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem

C:\>sc queryex bits

SERVICE_NAME: bits
        TYPE               : 20  WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
        STATE              : 4  RUNNING
                                (STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, IGNORES_SHUTDOWN)
        WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
        SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
        CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
        WAIT_HINT          : 0x0
        PID                : 292
        FLAGS              :









DCOM View from running DCOMCNFG from an elevated console prompt

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