windows update. Error number 0x8DDD0004

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by pc idiot, Dec 16, 2005.

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    pc idiot Guest

    I had to do a system restore. Now I cant install XP SP2.
    pc idiot, Dec 16, 2005
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    TaurArian Guest

    Windows Update cannot continue because of an unknown error.

    1. Make sure your firewall is not blocking the Update site and check any pop
    stopper programs.

    2. Now check in IE tools\manage add-ons (Win XP SP2 only) making sure that
    WuWebControlClass is enabled. (Select "Add-ons that have been used by
    Explorer" in the "Show:" drop down list)

    3. You may also wish to check c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files to see if
    anything is corrupted there.

    4. Make sure you accepted the Microsoft Trust Certificate

    5. Check security settings, make sure they are not set too high

    6. Delete cookies and temp files

    7. Re-register these files, by clicking Start, Run and typing:-

    REGSVR32 wuapi.dll
    REGSVR32 wuaueng.dll
    REGSVR32 atl.dll
    REGSVR32 wucltui.dll
    REGSVR32 wups.dll

    You should receive a successful message after each one.
    Try Windows Update Again.

    If that hasn’t helped you may need to re-register some more files:-

    net stop cryptsvc
    regsvr32 softpub.dll
    regsvr32 wintrust.dll
    regsvr32 initpki.dll
    regsvr32 dssenh.dll
    regsvr32 rsaenh.dll
    regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
    regsvr32 sccbase.dll
    net start cryptsvc

    You should receive a successful message after each one.

    if that doesn't help, then re-install Windows Update files

    Note If you have an x64-based computer, visit the following Microsoft Web
    TaurArian, Dec 16, 2005
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    SeldomUser Guest

    I have this problem with 0x8DDD0004.

    Tried all that you had suggested but did not get it fixed.

    BTW, installing the windows update file I got error 0x800703e3, but no help
    on the error.

    How do I know I am using x86. I did try the update with x86.
    SeldomUser, Dec 22, 2005
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