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

31 Oct 2012   #40

Win 7 Pro 64bit

First of all hello Win7 Fans.
Im new to the forum and need some serious help.

I have the same issue as everyone else and I think I have been hit with a virus that now disabled me from getting any windows updates. I have searched online and your tutorial seemed to work for everyone except for me.

I have tried all the steps as you mentioned them and the only thing that didnt work for me was the Microsoft Fix it.
Halfway it stopped and gave me an error and had no choice but to cancel. (now the windows update service isnt even running).

What is going on??


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31 Oct 2012   #41

Windows 7 starter 32 bit

Windows update is the only thing that is not working?? If u also have issues in firewall and chkdsk (as I had), the only solution is to reinstall windows.
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31 Oct 2012   #42

Win 7 Pro 64bit

You are correct.
Windows update doesn't work and I know for a fact the firewall doesn't work either.
The checkdisk I haven't checked yet.

Man I have tons of softwares that have plenty of plugins that I don't feel like reinstalling
This sucks. I don't even know what caused it or when it happened .

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31 Oct 2012   #43

Windows 7 starter 32 bit

Also, Microsoft Security Essentials updates was broken. If you can, try to restore your system to a previous restore point.
If that doesn't work... reinstall windows
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12 Dec 2012   #44

Windows 7 Pro x64

All of these issues can typically be fixed if the right person is assisting you. However nothing beats a clean fresh install of Windows.
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02 Jan 2013   #45

Windows 7 64 bit
Worked perfectly for my BITS issue, thanks.

Thank you thank you for this effective resource. I had a missing BITS issue and, like others, got no notice at all from the system that Updates were failing. Your registry edit did the trick and updates now work perfectly. Thanks!
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02 Jan 2013   #46

Vista 32, Win 7-32 &64, XP ( 8-PC's)

Dear RuthC,
Just curious but which "effective Resource" or posting were you referring to?
That might be helpful to others looking for a resolution as I was some time ago.

Thanks, Whiteshoe1
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09 Feb 2013   #47

windows 7

I can't seem to import BITswin7
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09 Feb 2013   #48

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Hallie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you logged in to an administrator account?

When you right click on the .reg file, do you have a Merge option?
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02 Mar 2013   #49

windows 7 64 bit
Thank god for google

Ive been trying to fix this windows update thing for 13 hrs now. At first i have a very slow internet connection thing that occurs usually when its raining out. However this was not case today, for some reason the status showed excellent signal on the wireless but the browser would not load the pages. so i tried a whole bunch of things to try and get it to work, nothing helped. i tried to do microsoft security essential update and kept getting error, so i thought it was a browser thing. i tried the windows update and that tooo did not work, i mean the update didnt go through and give me this error number. I tried system restore that too didnot work. all day i google this problem and all over the microsoft help garbage, i kept seeing this BITS thing but could not find it in the services list. so after dinner i google the BITS name and this forum came up, i saw the EVENT SYSTem thing and just on a hunch decided to not just start it but instead selected the "restart" button, this gave me a dialog box stating that bits and some other would also have to restart, so i selected yes of course. TTTTTHHHHHAAAANNNKKKK YOU it worked, the BITS showed up and was wrking. I immediately did the security update and scan and are currently doing the window update. it worked, did i say thank now i can go to bed.
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