How to fix Windows 8.1 update errors (e.g., 0x8024402f)

Are you having problems updating Windows 8.1?

Are you receiving one of the following errors: 0x80244016, 80244016, 0x8024402f, 8024402f, 0xc80003fa, or c80003fa?

This tutorial will show you step by step how to fix update problems in Windows 8.1 in two different ways.

Fix Windows 8.1 update errors

Update problems may occur because of a connection problem between your PC and the Microsoft Windows Update servers, your internet connection, or software such as a firewall, web accelerators, antivirus software, or VPN on your computer blocking Windows Update Services from accessing the internet or maybe another cause.

1. Windows Update Troubleshooter

Windows Update Troubleshooter is an official tool created by Microsoft to find and fix problems with Windows Update.

You can download the WindowsUpdateDiagnostic Tool here.

1. Open the Windows Update Troubleshooter tool.

2. Select Windows Update.

3. Click on Next.

The tool will now search for problems and will automatically try to fix problems.

3. When the tool is finished, you click on Close to close the tool.

4. Restart your PC.

5. Open Windows Update.

6. Click on Check for updates.

If Windows downloads and installs updates without any errors, then your problem is solved.

But:

If you are still having problems, then go to the next method.

2. Odd solution

The next solution might seem a little bit odd, but it may help you solve your Windows update problem(s).

1. Open Windows Update.

2. Click on Change settings.

3. Change Install updates automatically to Never check for updates.

4. Uncheck Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates.

5. Uncheck Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows.

6. Go back to Windows Update.

7. Click on Check for updates.

If you don't get any error, then your problem is solved and after updating you will need to change the settings back to Install updates automatically and check Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates and Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows.

If you still get an error, then change the settings back to Install updates automatically and check Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates and Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows, restart your PC and try to update again.

The key is that you just need to mess around with the Windows Update settings and manually force an update to fix this problem.


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References:

windows.microsoft.com

community.spiceworks.com