Like most everyone here I have had troubles with the error 0X8DDD0004. A\nco-worker and I tried a few trick but nothing worked.\n\nThen we tried the following:\n\n1. Find the update WindowsXP-KB842773-v2-x86-enu.exe\n\n2. Load it first. Doesn't matter if you have SP1 or SP2 installed or\nany update\ninstalled. Just install it first.\n\n3. Reboot the PC and sign back in with Admin rights\n\n4. Run up-dates again. Now it took some time to bring up the updates\nbut they\ncame up after 4 minutes.\n\nKind of a backward way to do thing but it works great here. Best of luck to\nall. Hope this helps...\n\nRegards!!!!