Steps to Fix Windows Update Error 0x80240016

Windows operating system comes with so many features. You can install applications or programs in Windows by using the internet and you can also install many updates for the Windows using Automatic update service. But sometimes while you try to update the Windows with Automatic update service or Microsoft update site, you may get Windows update error 0x80240016. The error is very critical as it will harm the computer data very badly if not resolved very soon. To fix Windows error 0x80240016 or the update error 0x80240016 in Windows, you can go through the manual or automatic methods of error troubleshooting. For automatic troubleshooting, you can install Advanced System Repair Tool in the computer.


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Symptoms of update error 0x80240016 in Windows: You can easily identify the Windows update error 0x80240016 with the help of the symptoms you see after occurring of the error. Some of the common symptoms are slow performance of the computer, unable to install the Windows updates using automatic update service, automatic shutdown, repetitive restarting, starting problems, opening of many applications without your permission, occurring of blue screen of death error, system sticking, screen freezing, etc.

Causes of Windows update error 0x80240016: There are many reasons for the occurring of the update error 0x80240016 in Windows like problem with the automatic update service or Microsoft update site, miscommunication between the computer and the update service, internet disconnection, virus infection, incorrect registry entries, misconfigured Windows system files, improper maintenance of the computer, damaged device drivers, installation of some incompatible or outdated hardware/ application or software, etc.

Manual resolution: There are many solutions by dint of which you can fix Windows error 0x80240016 in the computer. Here it is given a manual method to troubleshoot the issue of Windows update error 0x80240016. Here it is;

  1. First of all close any Windows update process and go to the start
  2. Type CMD in the search box and hit Enter.
  3. In the opening command prompt, type the following command and hit Enter after each;

net stop wuauserv

net start wuauserv

  1. Close the command prompt window and try to install the updates again.

The manual method given here will help you to fix the Windows update error 0x80240016 properly. But one thing you should always keep in your mind that the manual method may require a deep technical knowledge. So, you should download and install Advanced System Repair Tool in the computer to fix the issue automatically.


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

Advanced System Repair Tool is a very easy to use tool and works automatically to fix the Windows problems. The tool will help you to scan the whole computer and find out the errors to remove them. It will also rectify the virus, junk files, duplicate files, etc. very easily as it works as an antivirus tool also.


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