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
- Hold the windows key and press R
- Type services.msc and Click OK
- Locate COM+ Event System -> Right Click on it Select Properties -> Make sure “Start up Type” is set to Automatic
- If the service is not started, start it by pressing start and then apply these settings.
- Next locate the Background Intelligent Transfer Service and make sure that it is set as Startup type: Automatic (Delayed Start).
- Now restart your computer; and then test if Windows Updates work, if not then proceed to STEP 6.
- Click here to download Windows Update Resetter Save the .bat file, right click on it and select Run As Administrator
- Hold windows key and press R again, type the following path in the run dialog, then click OK. C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Network\Downloader
- Empty the contents of this folder.
- Click Here to download the Microsoft FixIt 50202
- After it has been downloaded, open it and run it in the Aggressive Mode
- 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
- 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.
- Download 1: HERE
- Download 2: HERE
- Now click here to Download PSTools
- Hold windows key and press R and type the following path: c:\windows\system32
- Move the file psexec.exe to C:\windows\system32
- Click Start; type cmd and select Run As Administrator
- In the black command prompt; type: psexec -s -i -d regedit
- Now hold windows key again and press R; type regedit and click OK
- 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.