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Vista: no BITS service, no automatic updates

  1. #1


    Koen Guest

    Vista: no BITS service, no automatic updates

    My father-in-law has windows vista home premium.
    He can no longer get any automatic updates, this generates error code
    80246008. Support information refers to a corrupt BITS service. However, the
    BITS service is missing among the Services. Downloading files from
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940520 does not restore the BITS service.
    Can anyone advise?
    Many thanks,
    Koen

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Engel Guest

    RE: Vista: no BITS service, no automatic updates

    Hello Koen,

    My 2 cents ;-)

    See if anything here helps.


    0x80246008 WU_E_DM_FAILTOCONNECTTOBITS A download manager operation failed
    because the download manager was unable to connect the Background Intelligent

    Transfer Service (BITS).

    <http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=910337>



    You receive an error message when you try to download updates from the

    Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site, or when you

    try to start the Background Intelligent Transfer Service 0x80246008

    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916251>


    Good luck


    Ǝ
    -=-




    "Koen" wrote:

    > My father-in-law has windows vista home premium.
    > He can no longer get any automatic updates, this generates error code
    > 80246008. Support information refers to a corrupt BITS service. However, the
    > BITS service is missing among the Services. Downloading files from
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940520 does not restore the BITS service.
    > Can anyone advise?
    > Many thanks,
    > Koen

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Koen Guest

    RE: Vista: no BITS service, no automatic updates

    Hi all,

    Thanks for your replies!

    Important is that the BITS service is simply not present and that this is a
    Vista machine not an XP. Suggestions by Mick and Salvador probably for one of
    these reasons did not solve the issue.

    Engel: I'll pass on yours, but Vista is not mentioned, only XP and other
    platforms.

    I come back with more news asap.

    Thanks,

    Koen

    "Engel" wrote:

    > Hello Koen,
    >
    > My 2 cents ;-)
    >
    > See if anything here helps.
    >
    >
    > 0x80246008 WU_E_DM_FAILTOCONNECTTOBITS A download manager operation failed
    > because the download manager was unable to connect the Background Intelligent
    >
    > Transfer Service (BITS).
    >
    > <http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=910337>
    >
    >
    >
    > You receive an error message when you try to download updates from the
    >
    > Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site, or when you
    >
    > try to start the Background Intelligent Transfer Service 0x80246008
    >
    > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916251>
    >
    >
    > Good luck
    >
    >
    > Ǝ
    > -=-
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Koen" wrote:
    >

    > > My father-in-law has windows vista home premium.
    > > He can no longer get any automatic updates, this generates error code
    > > 80246008. Support information refers to a corrupt BITS service. However, the
    > > BITS service is missing among the Services. Downloading files from
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940520 does not restore the BITS service.
    > > Can anyone advise?
    > > Many thanks,
    > > Koen

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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