Microsoft Update under Windows 7 shows [Error number: 0x8DDD0004]

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Yetiman, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Yetiman

    Yetiman Guest

    I got a new HP notebook Elitebook 8540p with Windows 7 Professional

    When trying to run Windows Update everything works ok.

    When I try to run Microsoft Update ( in order to
    update all the other Microsoft programs like Office etc I get [Error number:

    Strange thing is that the first add-on ('Windows Update' from 'Microsoft
    Windows Component Publisher') shows as unknown program from unknown
    publisher... I would expect it is signed as coming from Microsoft???

    As per instruction from Microsoft I followed Article ID 914224 as this shall
    be also applicable for Windows 7 (even if there were lots of error messages
    when registering the DLLs and the services have different names) but I
    figured out how to rename the SoftwareDistribution folder... however without

    Also a Chkdsk, SFC and a CleanBoot (as instructed by Microsoft) did not help.

    Latest suggestion from Microsoft was an Inplace Upgrade or a fresh install.
    However I did not get any feedback yet if and how that will effect my
    installed programs.

    Does anybody has an idea what to do?

    I dont see any infos on Microsoft Update under Windows 7 in the newsgroups,
    however I have seen somewhere that Microsoft Update is NOT working under
    Vista... Does Microsoft Update really work with Windows 7 as well?

    Any idea on the effect of an Inplace Upgrade to my installed programs?

    Or is it the best to drop Windows 7 for now and use the (in the notebook
    shipment probably for a good reason included) XP Pro / SP3 downgrade and wait
    until Windows 7 SP2 comes out (as instructed by most of my friends)?
    Yetiman, Jun 2, 2010
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  2. See my reply to your second post. (And have a little patience.)
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 2, 2010
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