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New Version 2.0 of Windows XP BITS Fix

December 3rd, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Thanks to all the feedback from those of you who’ve experienced problems with Windows Updates and the Windows XP BITS service. I’ve now updated my script to include an even more comprehensive registry fix. The latest version attempts to restore BITS and Windows Update related registry keys as well as registry permissions that can be broken by some viruses. I’m confident this is the most effective fix yet – please let me know if it works for you!

Windows XP BITS Fix Version 2.0

  1. Marie
    December 9th, 2013 at 01:15 | #1

    Thank you. I was tearing my hair out for the last two days. Even after I installed your Fix, which got the BITS and Automatic Update back into the Services, I did have to install Microsoft Framework 3.5 sp1 and the IE8 updates that I downloaded from http://www.windowsupdatesdownloader.com and then the Yellow icon miraculously appeared and started downloading the rest. Hope this helps.


  2. Carver Smith
    December 9th, 2013 at 20:46 | #2

    I fought this problem for one and a half weeks, finally stumbled on your fix, bought the V2, applied it and it fixed everything. I got tired of Mr Fixit saying there were 2 errors, then saying one error and then back to two. It is now downloading 81 fixes, probably more to follow.
    Thank you very much!

  3. David Grenfell
    January 13th, 2014 at 00:23 | #3


    Your BITS FIX worked miracles on my xp-pro computer, the one that I downloaded your original fix to. So, I attempted to copy it to an old xp-home box. However, the fix appeared to work, in that svchost disappeared from my task manager and system idle went to 95%. However, when the auto update kicked in, it went right back to the same old problem (svchost at 99%.

    So, I ask, Is the program only specific to the computer that it is downloaded to or should it run on any xp system. I am not opposed in any way to spending another buck or two if I must download your program for each computer, but don’t want to download again if not necessary. I’ll even donate more if I can use this fix repeatedly on several computers.

  4. January 13th, 2014 at 16:26 | #4

    @David Grenfell
    Hi David,

    The download isn’t specific to the one computer, it’s free to use (if you have already donated to my site) so you can run it on as many computers as you like.

    The svchost at 99% of CPU isn’t something I’ve seen before in relation to BITS. I have seen that happen in the past due to an issue with Norton/Symantec antivirus but that’s not to say that is the same problem you’re experiencing

    Kind regards,

  5. Franco Manitto
    January 26th, 2014 at 19:34 | #5

    After months of of trouble and unsuccesfull attempts to fix the problems, this software worked greatly. Two XP system resumed to download the Windows updating.

  6. Jim
    May 12th, 2014 at 01:54 | #6

    Your solution worked perfectly. I had trouble with BITS and tried just about everything to fix it. Your script did the job in about 3 minutes. Worth the money and even MORE!
    Thank you!

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