Fix Windows Update Error 80246008

Fix Windows Update Error 80246008: If you are facing Windows Update Error 80246008 then this means that there are issues with Background Intelligent Transfer Service or with COM+ Event System. Either of these services is not able to start which are important for Windows Update to work and hence the error. While sometimes configuration error with BITS can cause the above issue, as you see there are different reasons but they are all associated with BITS. So without wasting any time let’s see how to actually Fix Windows Update Error 80246008 with the below-listed troubleshooting guide.

Fix Windows Update Error 80246008

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Make Sure BITS and COM+ Event System Services are running

1.Press Windows Keys + R then type services.msc and hit Enter.

services windows

2.Now find BITS and COM+ Event System Services, then double click on each of them.

3.Make sure the Startup type is set to Automatic and each of the above services is running, if not then click on Start button.

Make sure BITS is set to Automatic and click Start if the service is not running

4.Click Apply followed by OK.

5.Reboot your PC and again try to update Windows.

Method 2: Registry Fix

1.Open Notepad and copy the below content as it is:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BITS]
“DisplayName”=”@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\qmgr.dll,-1000”
“ImagePath”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\
6b,00,20,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,73,00,00,00
“Description”=”@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\qmgr.dll,-1001”
“ObjectName”=”LocalSystem”
“ErrorControl”=dword:00000001
“Start”=dword:00000002
“DelayedAutoStart”=dword:00000001
“Type”=dword:00000020
“DependOnService”=hex(7):52,00,70,00,63,00,53,00,73,00,00,00,45,00,76,00,65,00,\
6e,00,74,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,00,00,00,00
“ServiceSidType”=dword:00000001
“RequiredPrivileges”=hex(7):53,00,65,00,43,00,72,00,65,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,47,\
00,6c,00,6f,00,62,00,61,00,6c,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,\
67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,49,00,6d,00,70,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,6f,00,6e,\
00,61,00,74,00,65,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,\
00,00,53,00,65,00,54,00,63,00,62,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,\
00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,41,00,73,00,73,00,69,00,67,00,6e,00,50,00,\
72,00,69,00,6d,00,61,00,72,00,79,00,54,00,6f,00,6b,00,65,00,6e,00,50,00,72,\
00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,49,00,6e,00,\
63,00,72,00,65,00,61,00,73,00,65,00,51,00,75,00,6f,00,74,00,61,00,50,00,72,\
00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,00,00
“FailureActions”=hex:80,51,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,14,00,00,\
00,01,00,00,00,60,ea,00,00,01,00,00,00,c0,d4,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BITS\Parameters]
“ServiceDll”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,\
00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,\
71,00,6d,00,67,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BITS\Performance]
“Library”=”bitsperf.dll”
“Open”=”PerfMon_Open”
“Collect”=”PerfMon_Collect”
“Close”=”PerfMon_Close”
“InstallType”=dword:00000001
“PerfIniFile”=”bitsctrs.ini”
“First Counter”=dword:0000086c
“Last Counter”=dword:0000087c
“First Help”=dword:0000086d
“Last Help”=dword:0000087d
“Object List”=”2156”
“PerfMMFileName”=”Global\\MMF_BITS_s”
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BITS\Security]
“Security”=hex:01,00,14,80,94,00,00,00,a4,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,34,00,00,00,02,\
00,20,00,01,00,00,00,02,c0,18,00,00,00,0c,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,\
00,00,20,02,00,00,02,00,60,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,\
00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,\
20,00,00,00,20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,\
00,00,00,00,00,18,00,fd,01,02,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,\
00,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,20,02,00,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,\
05,20,00,00,00,20,02,00,00

2.Now from Notepad menu click on File then click Save As.

copy the code in notepad then click on File then choose Save As

3.Select your desired location (most preferably Desktop) and then name the file as BITS.reg (the .reg extension is important).

4.From the Save as type drop-down select All file and then click Save.

Select your desired location and then name the file as BITS.reg and click Save

5.Right-click on the file (BITS.reg) and select Run as Administrator.

6.If will give warning, select Yes to continue.

7.Reboot your PC to save changes.

8.Press Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt with admin rights

9.Type the following command into cmd and hit Enter after each one:

NET START BITS
NET START COM+ EVENT SYSTEM
SC QC BITS
SC QUERYEX BITS
SC QC EVENTSYSTEM

Fix Windows Update Error 80246008

10.Again try to Update Windows and see if you’re able to Fix Windows Update Error 80246008.

Method 3: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

1.Type “troubleshooting” in Windows Search bar and click on Troubleshooting.

troubleshooting control panel

2.Next, from the left window pane select View all.

3.Then from the Troubleshoot computer problems list select Windows Update.

select windows update from troubleshoot computer problems

4.Follow on-screen instructions and let the Windows Update Troubleshoot run.

Windows Update Troubleshooter

5.Restart your PC and see if you are able to Fix Windows Update Error 80246008.

Method 4: Reset Windows Update Components

1.Press Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt admin

2.Type the following command into cmd and hit Enter after each one:

net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc

Stop Windows update services wuauserv cryptSvc bits msiserver

3.Delete the qmgr*.dat files, to do this again open cmd and type:

Del “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr*.dat”

4.Type the following into cmd and hit Enter:

cd /d %windir%\system32

Reregister the BITS files and the Windows Update files

5.Reregister the BITS files and the Windows Update files. Type each of the following commands individually in cmd and hit Enter after each one:

regsvr32.exe atl.dll
regsvr32.exe urlmon.dll
regsvr32.exe mshtml.dll
regsvr32.exe shdocvw.dll
regsvr32.exe browseui.dll
regsvr32.exe jscript.dll
regsvr32.exe vbscript.dll
regsvr32.exe scrrun.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml3.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml6.dll
regsvr32.exe actxprxy.dll
regsvr32.exe softpub.dll
regsvr32.exe wintrust.dll
regsvr32.exe dssenh.dll
regsvr32.exe rsaenh.dll
regsvr32.exe gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32.exe sccbase.dll
regsvr32.exe slbcsp.dll
regsvr32.exe cryptdlg.dll
regsvr32.exe oleaut32.dll
regsvr32.exe ole32.dll
regsvr32.exe shell32.dll
regsvr32.exe initpki.dll
regsvr32.exe wuapi.dll
regsvr32.exe wuaueng.dll
regsvr32.exe wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32.exe wucltui.dll
regsvr32.exe wups.dll
regsvr32.exe wups2.dll
regsvr32.exe wuweb.dll
regsvr32.exe qmgr.dll
regsvr32.exe qmgrprxy.dll
regsvr32.exe wucltux.dll
regsvr32.exe muweb.dll
regsvr32.exe wuwebv.dll

6.To reset Winsock:

netsh winsock reset

netsh winsock reset

7.Reset the BITS service and the Windows Update service to the default security descriptor:

sc.exe sdset bits D:(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;SY)(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA)(A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;AU)(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;PU)

sc.exe sdset wuauserv D:(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;SY)(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA)(A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;AU)(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;PU)

8.Again start the Windows update services:

net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc

Start Windows update services wuauserv cryptSvc bits msiserver

9.Install the latest Windows Update Agent.

10.Reboot your PC and see if you’re able to fix the issue.

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That’s it you have successfully Fix Windows Update Error 80246008 but if you still have any queries regarding this guide then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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