Posted 07 March 2010 - 07:49 AM
I finally paid for an Antivirus software yesterday.
I bought and now I am trying to install McAfee Anitivirus Plus 2010.
It would not install so I contacted McAfee and they told me that windows has to be updated.
I have a Dell Dimension 1100 that came loaded with Windows XP Home.
I have scoured the net to try to fix this problem on my own.
Here is what I have tried, but all have been unsuccessful.
I went to Microsoft.com and tried to update.
I got the "0x8DDD0018" error that says I should turn on Automatic Updates.
So I tried to turn it on by going to services.msc and setting it to automatic and pressing start.
I also did this with Background Intelligent Transfer Service and Event History.
Automatic Updates was set to "DISABLED" and "STOPPED", so I set it to automatic and started it.
I started the update from Microsoft.com an after about 15-20 seconds, the Automatic Updates status went to STOPPING and then to STOPPED.
I then tried to re-register the service by START>RUN "regsvr32.exe wuaueng.dll"
It said that it was successful, but I still have the same problem.
I have tried these things about 20 times with the same results