Windows Update Error [0x8DDD0003]

See if you find a registry value NoWindowsUpdate orDisableWindowsUpdateAccess that is set to 1.
Start/Run ==> regedit.exe
Under the registry key

delete the value "NoWindowsUpdate" if it exist.
Under the registry key
Policies\Windows Update

delete the value "DisableWindowsUpdateAccess" if it exist.
Under the registry key
Group Policy Objects\LocalUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Policies\Windows Update

delete the value "DisableWindowsUpdateAccess" if it exist.
If you did any changes, log off and on again.
If the above didn't help:
Do a registry search (in regedit.exe, be sure to have "My Computer"selected when starting each search)) for registry values with name
and delete if found.
Note that if your computer is member of an Active Directory domain,and this this is a policy set with Group Policy, the registryvalues will re-appear at next GPO-refresh.


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  1. Anonymous
    8:28 PM

    Thanks friend.

    Very helpfull,

  2. Anonymous
    6:21 PM

    Thanks friend.

    It was really helpfull

  3. Thank you!! this was driving me nuts.

  4. Anonymous
    1:43 PM

    Thanx its really helpful

  5. Anonymous
    11:46 PM

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  6. Anonymous
    4:28 PM


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  9. Anonymous
    4:12 PM

    Good Job Man exact clear readable understandable 1

  10. Nelson
    10:11 PM

    Cheers dude, thanks for the help. Useful blog. Have a happy 2007

  11. Anonymous
    11:07 PM

    Thanks! Very, very helpfull.

  12. Anonymous
    12:20 AM

    Obrigado, ajudou muito.


  13. Anonymous
    12:04 AM

    Thank You

  14. That was the trick! Thanks.

  15. Anonymous
    9:46 AM

    Thank you, it was really helpfull

  16. qwer_hi
    8:00 PM

    Thank you very much!

  17. Anonymous
    5:50 AM

    Very good. Thanks!

  18. Anonymous
    6:38 AM

    Excellent. That did the trick. I work for a large software company that must've done that to my machine (they use their own "pushes" to update machines). Thank you very much.

  19. Anonymous
    1:10 PM


  20. Excellent, solved my problem...
    When searching in the registry, don't forget to select keys, values and data...


  21. Anonymous
    8:21 AM

    Thanks my friend,

    Very helpfull!!!

  22. I've struggled with this problem for 3 days....ur site had it fixed for me in 5 min.....UDAMAN!

  23. Anonymous
    4:30 PM

    Thank you, this worked a treat :-) Legend. Cheers, Rich

  24. Anonymous
    11:20 AM

    Thank you!

  25. Anonymous
    12:54 AM


  26. Thanks a lot....
    worked like a charm....
    btw i am curious how it got disabled in the first place?? spyware or something??

  27. Anonymous
    7:28 PM

    You're awesome, thank you so much for posting this. This problem was driving me crazy.

  28. Anonymous
    1:29 AM

    Thanks it worked.

  29. Anonymous
    3:50 PM

    Thank You Very Much.

    Very usefull.


  30. Anonymous
    9:07 PM

    You made my day a little better

  31. Anonymous
    8:22 PM

    Thanks a lot very helpful.

  32. Anonymous
    3:29 PM

    Thanks, in didn't know about the HKCU key (I only change HKLM)

  33. Anonymous
    10:19 PM

    Thanks man!!!
    Hvala ti čoveče!!!

  34. Anonymous
    6:10 PM

    the first tip did the trick - thanks very much!

  35. Anonymous
    2:18 PM

    WORKS! Thank you very much.

  36. Anonymous
    1:14 AM

    Thanks Vittorio. A very grateful patron. Was getting insane. Suresh

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