windows 7 update failed with error 80246008 and BITS disappear from services.msc

09 Apr

today is updating day! but my Windows 7 update make me unhappy.

check OS find below information:

1 windows update continue failed while I tried 2 times with error 80246008. ( a little boiling)

2 Services.msc find WSU service is running while BITS service is disappeared.

So the first thing is recover BITS service. Running:

 C:\Windows\system32> sc create BITS binpath= “c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k
 netsvcs” start= delayed-auto
[SC] CreateService SUCCESS

then go to service.msc start bits service manually.

try windows update again, everything is working.


Posted by on April 9, 2011 in Windows 7


8 responses to “windows 7 update failed with error 80246008 and BITS disappear from services.msc

  1. shahin

    March 28, 2012 at 18:52

    HI xunyangit

    I have the same issue with thid diffirence that I can see the BITS under services, but it dont want to start. when I try to start it manuall get this:

    Some services stop if they dont have nothing to do.

    Any idea why we cant start the BITS?


    March 28, 2012 at 21:41

    please try to re-build the bits service by using “sc delete bits” and re-create it.

  3. Simon

    August 29, 2012 at 05:21

    how exactly does one run that command? it didn’t work for me

  4. diego

    August 30, 2012 at 04:50

    Hi, I created the bits service but when I tried to started it I got the following error: “Windows coundn´t start bits services on local computer. Error 2: The system could not find the specified file”
    Thanks in advanced


      September 16, 2012 at 18:51

      you might need to copy the file from other working OS then create the services.

  5. me

    September 15, 2012 at 12:59

    worked beautifully on my windows 7 64 bit machine….just as you outlined


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