How to Fix Windows 8.1 Update Errors 0x8024402f
Having problems updating Windows 8.1?
Getting 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.
When you try to update Windows 8 or 8.1 and you get a Windows Update error, such as 80244016, 8024402f or c80003fa, it might be caused by a connection problem between your PC and the Microsoft Windows Update servers, your internet connection, or software such as firewalls, web accelerators, antivirus software or proxy servers on your computer blocking Windows Update Services from accessing the internet or maybe another cause. You could try to fix these problems by following the steps on this page.
Fix Windows 8.1 Update Errors
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" and click on "Next".
The tool will now search for problems and try to fix them.
3. After the tool found and fixed some issues, 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.
If you still get any of the following update errors: 0824402f, 80244016, c80003fa or any other errors, then follow the next steps.
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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