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Old 27-10-2005
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Error 0x800704dd

I am currently unable to download my Windows Update updates on a Windows 2000
SP4 systen, and after trying quite a few things mentioned in this board, I am
now stuck with a 0x800704dd error.

I've tried the regsvr32 trick with the wu*.dll files (yes, one at a time),
verified that BITS is up and running, checked every registry entry I could
imagine (Noteably HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows
NT/Winlogin/Notify), and tried just about everything I could think of. Oddly
enough, I was able to download the upgrade from Windows/Office update to
Microsoft Update, but it won't work either (this log is from Microsoft

I am validated, since I was able to download Microsoft Anti-Spyware without
a problem.

Another (possibly related) item I just noticed... On the Microsoft Update
page, there is a link labeled "Find Hardware SUpport" that I haven't seen on
any other system, and it links to goatce.ca (non-functional site with a name
far too similar to the infamous .cx site). Did a spyware (Ad-Aware, Spybot,
Microsoft Antispyware) and a virus scan (Mcafee), and aside from the usual
tracking cookies, the system was clean.

Log file follows:
*********** DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId =
{0222FA4F-4B07-4380-A208-41345677E584}.100] ***********
DnldMgr * BITS job initialized, JobId =
DnldMgr BITS job {1185D732-D488-4CE0-914C-11DF93C0978F} using proxy =
DnldMgr FATAL: DM:CBitsJob::AddFile: AddFile failed with 0x800704dd.
DnldMgr FATAL: DM:CBitsJob::Cancel: Cancel failed with 0x800704dd.
DnldMgr FATAL: DM:CAgentDownloadManager::DownloadUpdate: pDownloadJob->Init
failed with 0x800704dd.
DnldMgr WARNING: Got error (hr = 800704dd) starting update 10 in call 17.
Notifying call.
DnldMgr Error 0x800704dd occurred while downloading update; notifying
dependent calls.

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Old 27-10-2005
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I have no idea how to fix my error problems

Have a look at this thread

(note the link will wrap to more than one line obviously).
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Old 29-10-2005
TaurArian [MVP]
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Re: Error 0x800704dd

The only other info I have is that it means - Error_Not_Logged_On to network

Can you manually download the updates and install them?

You can download them from the Catalog and save to be installed later.

How to Download Windows Updates and Drivers from the Windows Update Catalog

Click Add button for each update you want to download. Once you have what you want,
Click the ?€œGo To Download Basket?€? link. Type in or browse to the location where you
want the updates saved to and then Click the ?€œDownload Now?€? button.
Once downloaded, you can then burn them to CD.

How to download updates and drivers from the Windows Update Catalog or from the
Microsoft Update Catalog
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Old 05-04-2009
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3
Re: Error 0x800704dd

I had this problem for the past 2 weeks trying to fix it, tried every difficult suggestion I found to no avail. Then today, I fixed it easy as pie and can't believe Microsoft or no one has found the easy solution. I went back where I'd been directed before in the registry..

Run Regedit, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\

1st: I renamed the Notify_Disabled to Notify

2nd: I renamed the Notify to Notify_Disabled

Rebooted and windows update is back!!

I did have to first ad an X to the notify or when you change the Notify_Disabled to Notify it will say it already exist.

I could not believe how easy the fix turned out to be.
Now everything is running smoothly!
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Old 15-05-2009
Join Date: May 2009
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Re: Error 0x800704dd

You are the man sugarberries, that option worked perfectly for me!

Last edited by Twixer : 15-05-2009 at 04:24 PM.
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Old 28-07-2009
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Re: Error 0x800704dd

Sugarberries , tried your fix but when expanding in reg edit no notify -disable found .Tried following Microsoft fix and senslogn missing , any ideas .Tinus
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Old 16-10-2009
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Re: Error 0x800704dd

Great, Sugarberries ! Tried for a couple of days to get that damned Update working, never thinking it could be such a stupid 'boolean' fault. Worked out fine !
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