Friday, February 10, 2012

I am a Windows Phone 7 Fan!

Needless to say, I am a Windows Phone 7 Fan!  What more could I shout loud to say that than show you the live feel of Windows Phone on my blog post! :)

Windows Phone Update - BITS failure

Yesterday I had this popup on my new Nokia Lumia 800 for a phone update. I connected it my laptop and up came the Zune. I went through the wizard for the update, and but lo, the update failed.

The error conveyed that the failure was due to a problem with BITS. For the newbies, BITS stands for Background Intelligent Transfer Service. This is the piece of service which helps the automatic Windows Updates to happen.

Anyways, the error notification was helpful in spitting out a code - 8018119C.

I had some trouble finding out the cause and a remedy. In my hunting, I found this link:

According to this site, I had to clear the logs created by the BITS service. So all I had to do was to kick on the console and execute the following command:

c:\bitsadmin /reset

This clears all the logs created. 

I then re-plugged the phone and the update started.