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!

Comments (30) Posted by pieter on Thursday, September 16th, 2010

There are two options to get rid of this error in your userenv log:

1) Setting the following registry configuration:

Hive:  HKCU
Path:  Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Key:   ParseAutoexec
Value: 0 = autoexec.bat is not parsed
          1 = autoexec.bat is parsed

2) Create an autoexec.bat in the root of your system drive.

echo “@echo off”>>c:\autoexec.bat

Comments (0) Posted by pieter on Monday, August 25th, 2008

Did you google for something like: WDS, Windows Desktop Search, Turn Of or Default Windows XP Search.

There are a couple of reasons why you have desktop search installed:
– You like the product and hate google
– After installing Office 2007, outlook tell’s you to install it to use the find function

So now when you search within windows XP (for files or whatever) the “Microsoft Desktop Search” popups:


Since not everything is indexed, this can be frustrating. And if your searching for that file yoy just downloaded, changes are that downloading it again is faster then using Windows Desktop Search 😉

How to solve this?
Save the code underneath to a .REG file and execute it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Desktop Search\DS]

Or you can navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Desktop Search\DS
Double-click on ‘ShowStartSearchBand’ and set the value to ‘0’

Comments (0) Posted by pieter on Tuesday, September 25th, 2007