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Old 23-05-2010
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Error Code: 0x8024D007

Hi all: I have tried pretty much evrything listed here in other discussions.
It appears that my last update was January 2010. I am running XP sp3. I
would hope by now Microsoft would have a general fix for WUS issues. I know
this is a compllex issue but so many people can no longer get updtaes. is
this their way of trying to force us all to Win 7?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 23-05-2010
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RE: Error Code: 0x8024D007

The most common cause of error 0x8024D007 is that registry files that
correspond to the Wups2.dll file are missing. However, the problem can also
be caused by other missing registry files. Registering the Wups2.dll file and
the other .dll files that are listed in the next steps will make sure that
those .dll files are registered correctly in the registry.

follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Run, type notepad, and then click OK.
2. Copy the following commands, and then paste them into Notepad:
3. In Notepad, on the File menu, click Save As.
4. In the Save as type list, click All Files (*.*).
5. In the File name box, type register.bat.
6. Save the Register.bat file to your desktop.
7. Double-click the Register.bat file to register the Windows Update files.
8. Try to install updates again.

Note If this steps does not resolve your problem, go to
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104/> Download and install the Windows
Update agent
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Old 23-05-2010
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RE: Error Code: 0x8024D007

Hi: Thanks for the quick response but I have tried this at least 3 times,
rebooted, with and without the FW and AV on, I tried it again just now and
same resultant error. I believe there is a way to download bith windows and
application updates manually if anyone has those links it would be
appreciated. Does anyone know when microsoft plans to come out with a simple
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Old 23-05-2010
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RE: Error Code: 0x8024D007

To update manually.
microsoft download center http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Search.aspx
or, microsoft update catalog http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/

You can download individual updates and save to be installed later.

Go to either link and enter the kb number of the updates that are not

example: if kb 987654 is not installing with the 646 error, then enter
kb987654 in the search field of either site.

Download, save, and execute locally.

How to download updates and drivers from the windows update catalog or from
the microsoft update catalog

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Old 23-05-2010
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What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)?

Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought

PS: The vast majority of those running WinXP SP3 aren't having any problems
with updates so what's MS supposed to fix?
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Old 23-05-2010
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Re: Error Code: 0x8024D007

Windows Update Agent could not be updated because regsvr32.exe returned
an error

This situation arises when the Windows Update Agent can not register
files required to update the system. As to the cause of this issue, it
may be the security software or, less likely, malware.

Download and save the WUA:

Configure the system to Clean boot:

How to configure Windows XP to start in a clean boot state

Run windowsupdateagent30-x86.exe and add the force switch
<path>\windowsupdateagent30-x86.exe /force
or, stop the Automatic Updates and Background Intelligent Transfer
service (BITS) and then run windowsupdateagent30-x86.exe
Reboot. See if the system can detect and download updates now. If it
can, suggest you UNdo the Clean boot steps and test again.

If no joy, then go here and download the Fixit from this page:

Again, once the download completes configure the system to Clean boot.
Once it's in the Clean boot state, run MicrosoftFixit50202.msi and
choose the Aggressive option.
NOTE: The system *must* be connected to the internet when the Fixit is
run in it's Aggressive option.

When the Fixit is done, restart the system and see if it can detect and
download updates. If it can, UNdo the Clean boot steps and test again.
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Old 28-05-2010
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RE: Error Code: 0x8024D007

Try looking at the permissions of the SvcHost, Check that administrators
have full control.

Go to Start> Run > Regedit> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> Software> Microsoft>
WindowsNT> CurrentVersion> SvcHost> Right Click & select Permissions> Change
administrators to Full Control & Click Ok.
Now try Windows Update.

This worked for me.
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Old 19-08-2010
Join Date: Aug 2010
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Re: Error Code: 0x8024D007

Andrewtmc Thanks, this worked for me.
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