I’ve been asked to fix a computer that seemed to have a lot virusses. One rootkit preventing internet access to the Windows Update server. I fixed this using TDSSKILLER

After this I could at least visit http://update.microsoft.com but received a 0x8024D007 error.
To fix this:

1) Open the registry (start/run/regedit) and browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wuauserv

2) Right click wuauserv in the left pane and select “Permissions” make sure you have:

– System at FULL CONTROL
– Administrators at FULL CONTROL

(if you mis these entries you can add them using the add button).

3) Now using the same registy editor browse to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost

4) Right click Svchost in the left pane and select “Permissions” make sure you have:

– System at FULL CONTROL
– Administrators at FULL CONTROL

Close the registry editor

5) Download the latest Windows Update Client using this link
Leave me a quick reply if it helped you, good luck!

30 Responses to “Windows Update gives you a 0x8024D007”

  1. Don Pasky Says:

    Thanks this is very very helpful. I appreciate your help.

  2. Ivo Raur Says:

    It helped me. Thanks Ivo

  3. Hanno Says:

    Yo Pieter nice trick.. nice for helping friends out.
    lol how are you doing send me a mail.. one day 🙂
    greetz Hanno

  4. lorry Says:

    Worked for me! I have a bunch of boxes that would not update, the Microsoft solution for 0x8024D007 didn’t fix it. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jacob Says:

    Thanks, this worked!

  6. James Says:

    Brilliant! Worked like a champ!

  7. Wes Says:

    You the man! Worked perfectly!

  8. Bob Says:

    Thanks.. Saved me hours..

  9. Gianluca Says:

    thanks, it’s great

  10. Gabe Says:

    Thank you very much, spent hours on others websites looking for a solution

  11. Anton Zupancic Says:

    Excellent! I was trying to fix my box for few days with no success until now 🙂 Thanks!

  12. Doug Says:

    Thanks it worked like a charm!!

  13. Kim Torkelson Says:

    Thank you so much!!! I have spent HOURS trying to resolve this issue! I am an A+ certified technician with over 15 years of experience, but had never had this happen before, nor been so unable to find a solution. You are wonderful!!! My friend will be so happy to get her computer back today!

  14. Ed DeMaggio Says:

    Worked exactly as you instructed.

  15. GauRav ShaRma Says:

    Thnx dear, its always work,, 🙂 ;D

  16. Leo Says:

    Thanks, this was god for me!

  17. Bill Says:

    Thanks a lot!

  18. asmilon Says:

    Well that did the trick, thanks! I tried some related KB, I even tried MS Fix-It but apparently they did not think it was needed to include the permissions reset for those imprtant registry keys…

  19. Nichelle Says:

    Oh my goodness thank you SOOOOOOO much. My IT guy tried to fix my work computer and told me it was hopeless unless I did a complete re-install of windows. This worked perfectly!!! You made my week! A billion THANKS!!!!

  20. hemant bhardwaj Says:

    After did lot of google …finally i got solution..
    Thanks a lots for a great work.

  21. Jon L Says:

    Thanks, was looking for an answer for this for ages!

  22. Suche Says:

    Thanks a lot! It worked great after a day of trouble!

  23. Alan McCormack Says:

    Thank you, the second of your two registry settings did the trick.

    Like everyone else I had spent a lot of time looking for the fix for this and all of the usual Microsoft help sites and forums said similar things, none of which worked, but not one of them said this!

    Thanks again, good job!

  24. jessica Says:

    Awesome worked for me thanks

  25. Roland Says:

    What a mercy, you are a part of this world!! I am still using XP, though i know, it is pretty old. But since years, i was not able to download updates. I have tried MS-Solutions again and again. And now i have found your page and information. And it have worked so pretty well!!

    Now i have to download 100 Updates with 170 MB 🙂

    I am impressed about your knowledge! Have a good live, for you and your family!

  26. Mark Says:

    This worked….thanks for your help.

  27. Gary Says:

    Brilliant – I have tried for weeks to try and fix this with no luck. Solved for an old 2003 r2 x64 server. Thanks very much!

  28. Anz Says:

    Excellent – thanx

  29. Happy Says:

    THANK YOU!!!
    Published on Thursday, September 16th, 2010, and still helping people over 3 years later!

    Restored Dell Lattitude D630 laptop 80GB hard drive from Acronis image taken on 3 March 2010, with Windows XP Pro, Service Pack 3. The Windows Update web page prompted me to update my software to work with their web site, and attempts to update were not successful, instead returning this 0x8024D007 error.

    After 2 days of extremely frustrated effort searching the web for help, I found your instructions solved my problem.


  30. Monson Says:

    Thak you very much.

    This is the exact solution for the problem.

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