Fix: Windows Update Error 80246008

Error 80246008 occurs on Windows Updates when there are issues with the Background Intelligence Transfer Service or with COM+ Event System.

As a result, the Windows Updates fails to install the downloaded updates.

In this guide; i will list down the steps to troubleshoot COM+ Event System & the BITS (Background Intelligence Transfer Service) service.

In order to fix this issue; follow the steps below:

Method 1: Check Services

  1. Hold the windows key and press R
  2. Type services.msc and Click OK
  3. Locate COM+ Event System -> Right Click on it Select Properties -> Make sure “Start up Type” is set to Automaticstart-up-type
  4. If the service is not started, start it by pressing start and then apply these settings.
  5. Next locate the Background Intelligent Transfer Service and make sure that it is set as Startup type: Automatic (Delayed Start). 
  6. Now restart your computer; and then test if Windows Updates work, if not then proceed to STEP 6.
  7. Click here to download Windows Update Resetter Save the .bat file, right click on it and select Run As Administrator
  8. Hold windows key and press R again, type the following path in the run dialog, then click OK. C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Network\Downloader
  9. Empty the contents of this folder.
  10. Click Here to download the Microsoft FixIt 50202
  11. After it has been downloaded, open it and run it in the Aggressive Mode
  12. After the fix it has finished, go to Control Panel -> Programs & Features -> Uninstall A Program. and remove/uninstall all third party “Security Softwares, Network Monitoring Tools and Download Accelerators”You can download the security software’s again after the updateNow restart your computer to test if Windows Update work; if not then proceed to step 12
  13. In this step; we need to ensure that the BITS & COM+ Event Services are running. Download the two files below and make sure you know where you’re saving them, best to save them on the desktop.
  14. Download 1: HERE
  15. Download 2: HERE
  16. Now click here to Download PSTools
  17. Hold windows key and press R and type the following path: c:\windows\system32
  18. Move the file psexec.exe to C:\windows\system32
  19. Click Start; type cmd and select Run As Administratorcmd-run-as-administrator
  20. In the black command prompt; type: psexec -s -i -d regeditpsexec
  21. Now hold windows key again and press R; type regedit and click OK
  22. Go to File -> Import and choose the two files downloaded earlier one by one to import them into Registry Editor.

bitswin7.reg and eventsystemwin7.reg

Then reboot the PC and test; updates should work now. 

Kevin Arrows


Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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