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XP update Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 2.0

by nbwaite / October 14, 2009 7:03 AM PDT

I appear to have a problem with an update for windows XP. I belive my computer has been trying to update this file for some time but it is only now, when I have tried to install a new anti virus (Bit defender 2010), that it has become a real problem. Having said that it has also prevented me getting service pack 3 and explorer 7.

When using windows update I am told that the following has failed to install, Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 2.0 and WinHTTP 5.1 (KB842773). It would appear that the file has downloaded but not installed. I have followed all the microsoft suggestions, one of which resulted in my having to repair windows. I have also googled this problem and found many references to the same update but no one appears to have a solution.

The computer is an iridium notebook running the original supplied Windows XP 2002 with updates for service pack 1. It appears that service pack 2 cannot be updated until this problem is resolved.

I would be very greatful if anyone could help and will be happy to supply any more information that would be helpful. Frankly, I don'tknow what else to do.

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Tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2009 2:07 AM PDT

Reading I get to the section "You experience either of the following issues:

* When you install the BITS 2.0_WinHTTP update, the installation may fail, and the Windows Update.log file contains error 80070643.
* When you try to install the BITS 2.0_WinHTTP update, you receive a "Digital Signature Not Found" error message.

For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822798 ( ) You cannot install some updates or programs "

Are you doing all this?

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Windows XP: XP update Background Intelligent Transfer Servic
by nbwaite / October 16, 2009 9:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Tell more.

ny thanks for your help. I downloaded the file from this link and installed it manually and it worked. Cheers.

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