Windows Update [Error number: 0x8DDD0009]

Ok, I got back to office on Monday and ran my weekly check for the crappy similar operating system that is Windows (XP). Then after a long time checking for the software a got the Error number: 0x8DDD0009.

What? Trying to follow the instructions on the page I emptied the cache, restarted the browser and… no still didn’t work.

Ok, google is my friend. Searching and the error is common.

Tried all the advices found on the net

run the terminal

proxycfg -d

net stop wuauserv

net start wuauserv

didn’t work

registering again a dll

regsvr32 msxml3.dll

Finally I tried to remove the ActiveX so when I ask to windows update site, it should discover no ActiveX and install it again.

Following a Microsoft advice I went to the C:\windows\downloaded program files but no files were there. So searching again I found that there was a dll to remove C:\windows\system32\wuweb.dll. After removing this dll, reboot the system and going to the windows update site, then it asked me to install again the ActiveX.

Now things work right.

Update
(a week later…)

I went back to office after a week end and try to run the weekly updates… traaaaack. Again. 0x8DDD0009.

All procedures described above didn’t work. I’ve solved in this way

Clear the cache of internet explorer and close the browser.

From console net stop wuauserv.

Also stop the Automatic Updates and Background Intelligent Transfer from the service panel (Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services).

remove the following files/directories

C:\windows\downloaded program files\WUWebControl Class
C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdate
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

unregister the wuweb.dll and rename some other files

from console

cd %windir%\system32
regsvr32 /u wuweb.dll
ren wuweb.dll wuweb.old
ren iuengine.dll iuengine.old

It’s strange ’cause this time after a while I’ve removed wuweb.dll, some process recreate it.

Run a regclean (it’s never a bad thing).

restart the Automatic Updated and Background Intelligent Transfer from the service panel

open internet explorer and run the windows update.

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5 thoughts on “Windows Update [Error number: 0x8DDD0009]

  1. Jan Cunningham says:

    I have been trying to solve this problem all morning and this is the first solution that worked!! Many thanks for your hard work and for sharing it with others.

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