Code 80246008 - BITS missing

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium. I am trying to install updates using Start>Windows Update (I have 81 updates pending!). I get the error message Code 80246008. Windows Help tells me to change or restart the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), but it does not appear in the list in Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services.

What can I do now?
 
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Last updated June 10, 2018 Views 32,553 Applies to:
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Hi,
 
Note: this issue could occur if some of windows update components are corrupted, hence we will try to reset windows Update components and check for the issue.
 
You need to follow the below provided link to run the fixit which will automatically fix the issue if you find any issues with the fixit then you can follow the further procedure to manually reset Windows update component.
 
How do I reset Windows Update components?
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/971058 
 
If that doesn’t help try doing a system file scan to check for inconsistencies.
 
SFC /scannow is a super-useful command you can use in any Windows version. When the SFC (System File Checker) command is used
with the /scannow switch, the tool will scan all of the important Windows files on your computer and replace them as necessary.
Missing and corrupt operating system files (like many DLL files) are arguably the biggest cause of major Windows issues.
 
Considering that, plus the fact that SFC /scannnow is completely automatic and very easy to use, the tool should usually be one
of your first troubleshooting steps.
 
1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as    administrator. If
you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or    click Allow
2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:  sfc /scannow 
   [The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct    Microsoft
versions.]
A message will appear stating that 'The system scan will begin'. Be patient because the scan may take some time
3. If any files require a replace SFC will replace them. You may be asked to insert your Win7 DVD for this process    to
continue
4. If everything is okay you should, after the scan, see the following message "Windows resource protection did not    find any
integrity violations"
5. After the scan has completed, close the command prompt window, restart the computer and check.
 
Check the below mentioned link for further guidance on SFC scan –
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
 
After performing the above steps you may try and check for the BITS service.
To change or restart the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
 
1.    Open Administrative Tools by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type administrative tools, and then click Administrative Tools.
2.    Double-click Services. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
3.    Right-click the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) service and then click Properties.
4.    On the General tab, next to Startup type, make sure that Automatic (Delayed Start) is selected.
5.    Next to Service status, check to see if the service is started. If it's not, click Start.

For referrence :

 http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistawu/thread/aacb2a38-d1e4-4f8b-ae7a-670535a7a4dc

 http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistawu/thread/51ca21ff-fe75-456d-9240-b4743f7f6708

Thanks and Regards:
I. Suuresh Kumar- Microsoft Support.
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