Windows Update Won't Run--Error number: 0x8DDD0007


J

Joel

Yesterday I was running windows update and a box came up
saying that I needed to install some Microsoft Publisher
thing. So, I clicked yes, but nothing happened. Ever since
then when I try to run windows update it gives me "Error
number: 0x8DDD0007" and says that my computer needs to be
restarted. I have restarted it several times but it doesnt
help. Thanks for your help!
 
G

Guest

[Error number: 0x8DDD0007]
"Windows Update cannot be displayed because your computer
requires you to restart it in order to finish another
process. For example, you may have installed a program or
update recently. After restarting, click Start, and then
click Windows Update."
 
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J

Joel

I believe I'm on windows xp...How would i go about
updating all of my applications? (also...my internet is
running really slow as well)
 
T

Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)

Joel said:
Yesterday I was running windows update and a box came up
saying that I needed to install some Microsoft Publisher
thing. So, I clicked yes, but nothing happened. Ever since
then when I try to run windows update it gives me "Error
number: 0x8DDD0007" and says that my computer needs to be
restarted. I have restarted it several times but it doesnt
help. Thanks for your help!
Hi

From Igor Franchuk:

<quote>
I've encountered the same problem as you did today. When searching
the Internet for the same error in hope for a ready solution in
some discussion forum I surfed over quite a few responses and none
of them were solutions.

After giving up I came up with a solution of our problem. It seems
like there was actually a mistake in the previous versions of
windows update.

After disassembling wuweb.dll that is responsible for webControl
update ActiveX object that is actually handling web based updates
I discovered the place where reboot required message is generated.
After looking in around the code I found that the condition
the message is generated is the presence or absence of

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\RebootRequired

key.

If the key exists - the message is generated by that brand new v5
update and it fails to work further causing [Error number:
0x8DDD0007].

I assume this key was set up in my registry long ago by the when the
old automatic update (taskbar version) was uploading a new software
and failing to install it.

The solution then is simple remove the key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\RebootRequired

so there would be only

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update

key without RebootRequired entry.

After I removed the key RebootRequired v5 update started to work
happily, and installed a new version of wuauclt.exe


</quote>
 
J

Jaguar

Joel said:
*Yesterday I was running windows update and a box came up
saying that I needed to install some Microsoft Publisher
thing. So, I clicked yes, but nothing happened. Ever since
then when I try to run windows update it gives me "Error
number: 0x8DDD0007" and says that my computer needs to be
restarted. I have restarted it several times but it doesnt
help. Thanks for your help! *
Obviously not -exactly- the same problem as you, but the same error...
Using RDP connections to update servers i received the same error while
trying to run Windows Update.
As I started logging off of servers, thus closing numerous windows, I
ended up back at one where I was already logged into the server in
question and it was done updating and waiting on a reboot.
I had accidentally tried to update the same machine twice, the second
instance produced that error.
 
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Solved!

I recently had the same issue as outlined in this thread. During my troubleshooting i found many forums and pages pointing to the registry keys noted above but none to the registry key that eventually remedied my issue. I called Microsoft and was pointed here:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\UpdateExeVolatile]
"Flags"=dword:00000003

and

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\UpdateExeVolatile_01C60B4A7471BAAB]
"Flags"=dword:00000002

After changing the above keys to "0" I was able to install SP2 and updates successfully.

I wanted to put this out there because during our search i saw no reference to these keys.

Hope it helps...

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Bastian said:
I recently had the same issue as outlined in this thread. During my troubleshooting i found many forums and pages pointing to the registry keys noted above but none to the registry key that eventually remedied my issue. I called Microsoft and was pointed here:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\UpdateExeVolatile]
"Flags"=dword:00000003

and

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\UpdateExeVolatile_01C60B4A7471BAAB]
"Flags"=dword:00000002

After changing the above keys to "0" I was able to install SP2 and updates successfully.

I wanted to put this out there because during our search i saw no reference to these keys.

Hope it helps...

b
It's a perfect trick. I've just searched every where but could'n fix that problem. Thanks so much much
 
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