Fixing Windows 10 Update Error Code 8024a000

Windows OS is the best you can get for your system. It is a world renowned and very good GUI based operating system. The problem; Windows 10 Update Error Code 8024a000, arises with the no. of updates they provide. This sometimes gets out of bound of the data packs required to download it. As we are not fully aware of what our system needs and also the language is quite difficult to understand of the software’s packages details enclosed with them.


{Compatible with Windows 8, 7, XP, ME, Vista, 98, 2000 (32/64)
File Size: 4.9MB Download Time: <(dsl, 2sec, dialup 2min)>}

When you get Windows 10 Update Error Code 0x8024a000, this means there is a connection problem between your system and the server of the Windows Update Service.

Symptoms –

  • It corrupts the downloaded program.
  • This error appears during program installation.
  • Overwriting could result in the original package being lost beyond recovery.

Causes –

  • Ensure if proxy is enabled then it doesn’t require username or password.
  • The main reason is improper connection; better check your network connections.
  • Corrupt files could get downloaded even from Microsoft’s server, because corruption occurs in between source and destination due to broken data links.

Solutions –

1) Try running the Internet Connection Troubleshooter.

2) If this doesn’t resolve the connection problem then,

  • Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator.
  • If you receive a notification from User Account Control simply click Continue.
  • At the command prompt, type the following, commands and then press ENTER after each command.
  1. net stop wuauserv
  2. net stop bits
  3. net stop cryptsvc
  • Please do not close the Command Prompt window.
  • Renaming folders pertaining to Windows Update.
  • At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press Enter after each command:
  1. ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old
  2. ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • Please do not close the Command Prompt window.
  • Registering DLL’s pertaining to Windows Update.
  • Please copy and paste the following text into a new Notepad document, and save the file as WindowsUpdate.bat
  • If saved correctly the icon will change from a Notepad file to BAT file which has two blue cogs as its icon.


{Compatible with Windows 8, 7, XP, ME, Vista, 98, 2000 (32/64)
File Size: 4.9MB Download Time: <(dsl, 2sec, dialup 2min)>}

If still you are unable to find a solution to your problem; Windows 10 Update Error Code 8024a000 then it would be best for you to go for Advanced System Repair Tool. It restores and repairs dll files, stops freezing, repairs the registry. It acts as a data controller to optimize your system.


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