Code 80244018 Windows update encountered an unknown error." From the research I've done, this error code pertains to something called Windows Server Update Services, which is used in a client-server setting.
I don't see how WSUS pertains to me, and/or why it would be enabled on my computer.
This error message occurs when you and millions of other users are pounding Apple download servers simultaneously, and the content delivery network is overloaded.
So, I uninstalled Win Pcap and tried running the update again, but I got the same error message.
I do install new software from time to time, so maybe WSUS was enabled my mistake, but I doubt it.
According to my Control Panel, on August 21, 2010 (the last time Windows Update worked), I installed three programs that day: 1) ffdshow (DVD utility); 2) Win Pcap 4.1.2 (packet capture and filtering engine); 3) Play FLV (utility to allows Windows Media Player to play FLV formatted video files).
Also, I have disabled my firewall and tried the update again, to no avail.
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