You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps.
If you receive Windows Update error 80246008 while downloading updates, you might need to change the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) or Windows Event Log service settings, and then restart each service.
Open Administrative Tools by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Administrative Tools.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Right-click the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) service, and then click Properties.
On the General tab, next to Startup type, make sure that Automatic (Delayed Start) is selected.
Next to Service status, check to see if the service is started. If it is not, click Start.
Right-click the Windows Event Log service, and then click Properties.
On the General tab, next to Startup type, make sure that Automatic is selected.
If you continue to see this error, see this automatic troubleshooter
on the Microsoft Support website, or go to the Microsoft Answers
website for more assistance.
Help and Support search term: WindowsUpdate_80246008