Fixing Windows Update Error 0x8DDD0018

Last Updated on December 7, 2018



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You may receive an error message containing the code “0x8DDD0018” or the code “0x80246008” when you try to download updates from the Microsoft Windows Update website or the Microsoft Update website.

This is a fairly common Windows update error and we hope that this article will help you solve the problems you have.



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The error code 0x8DDD0018 typically occurs due to a BITS error. It is mainly caused by the system’s inability to process updates via the Windows Update component or the Microsoft Windows Update website. There are many potential catalysts for this problem, but the BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) is most often the main cause. Fortunately, you can correct this error. Solutions are abundant, which can take some time.

Solutions to Fixing Windows Update Error 0x8DDD0018:

To solve this problem, make sure that BITS and the Automatic Updates service work………

A simple solution, but one that works in most cases!

  1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, then click OK.
  2. In the list of services, right-click on Automatic Updates and then click on Properties.
  3. In the Startup Type list, click Automatic, then click Apply.
  4. If the service status is set to Off, click Start, then click OK.
  5. Right-click Background Intelligent Transfer Service, then click Properties.
  6. In the Start Type list, click Manual, then click Apply.
  7. If the service status is set to Off, click Start, then click OK.

Run a Registry Scan

registry editor - Another installation is in progress in Windows 10

The Windows registry is essentially the central database of the operating system in which all important information such as Windows settings, software and hardware are stored.

Recording is a major cause of a variety of problems people face on their computers, as it is constantly called, blocked and, in some cases, damaged.

An overloaded, corrupted or infected Windows registry can seriously affect the performance of your computer, taking a considerable amount of time to access files or run programs. It is therefore very likely that the error 0x8dddd0018 is the result of corruption in this area of your system. It may well be that it is the damage to the registry that prevents the BITS service from starting.

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