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Windows 7: Windows Updates Failed BITS failed to start error code 2147024894

09 Jun 2014   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
Windows Updates Failed BITS failed to start error code 2147024894

anybody have any ideas?
have tried sfc /scannow
also the steps in this Windows Update Error 80246008 in Windows 7 - Fix
but to no avail, i still receive the error message

i have also used take ownership on the downloader file in programdata/microsoft/network
and was able to start bits service once i then re enabled windows update. it hung for awhile so i restarted and got the same error for bits, tried take ownership again, but still get the same error
screenshot included

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2014   #2

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)


Open Event Viewer
click on the Windows logs entry in the left pane to expand it.
Now click on the Application entry - wait while it loads.
Click on 'File' in the menu bar and select Save...
Save the file as Appevt.evtx
Repeat for the System log
then zip both, and upload them.
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11 Jun 2014   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64

i am not able to get the zips to upload could i put them in some file sharing site for you? i'm sorry but my hotspots from my iphone and i have unlimited data from Ntelos but it's very limited speed wise and unreliable. i cant bring my laptop to a more reliable wifi location.
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