How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x80240022?

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Windows updates are important to install as they introduce a lot of bug fixes and improvements to make your experience more seamless. However, when updating your Windows, you may run into certain errors that prevent your Windows from updating.

Windows Update Error 0x80240022

Windows Update Error 0x80240022 is a common error that prevents you from downloading and installing the latest updates. It can be frustrating and unsafe also as it leaves your PC vulnerable to bugs and security issues.

But what is Windows Update Error code 0x80240022? How to fix it? In this guide, we will explain how to fix Windows Update Error 0x80240022. We have also revealed what causes this Windows error. So read on.

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  • Run Windows Update Troubleshooter: This tool will automatically identify and fix any update-related problems.
  • Install Updates Manually: Use Microsoft Update Catalog to manually install updates.
  • Run the Disk Cleanup Tool: Clean up any excess files that may be conflicting with your update.

Continue reading to learn in detail about these fixes so you can update your Windows successfully.

What is Windows Update Error 0x80240022 and What Causes it?

Windows Update Error 0x8024002 is a common error that occurs when updating Windows OS. It prevents your system from connecting to the Microsoft servers successfully. 

There are various reasons that may cause Windows Update Error 0x8024002. These include:

  • Internet connectivity problems
  • Incomplete updates
  • Corrupted system files
  • Outdated drivers
  • System settings that may block the updates from installing

Fortunately, there are many ways you can fix this error. Below, we have listed both easy and advanced ways to fix the Windows Update Error 0x8024002.

How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x80240022?
[3 Beginner-Friendly Ways]

All the solutions to fix the Windows update error 0x8024002 mentioned below are easier, in terms of complexity. So before we move on to the more complex solutions, let’s try these first.

Use Windows Update Troubleshooter

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Windows comes with a built-in update troubleshooter that automatically identifies and fixes any Windows Updates-related problems. Run this tool to resolve the Windows Update Error 0x8024002 automatically.

To do so:

  • Go to ‘Windows Search’ and enter “Troubleshoot”.
  • Now select “Additional troubleshooters/Other troubleshooters” from the right section.
  • Find and click on the “Windows update” option.
  • Select “Run the troubleshooter/Run” and wait for the process to finish.
  • Once the process is finished, implement any fixes the troubleshooter may recommend.
  • Finally, restart your PC.

Install the Windows Update Manually

If Windows Updates fail to install automatically, you can install them manually by using the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Check which updates have failed to install by following these steps:

  • On your PC, go to “Settings” after clicking on the Windows menu or search for “Check for updates”.
  • Now go to “Windows update” > View update history”.
View Windows Update History_
  • Now select “Update history” and copy the KB number.
Get KB number
  • Now open “Microsoft Update Catalog” on your browser. 
  • Paste the copied KB number in the search bar.
  • You will get a list of Windows update results. Hit the “Download” button next to your desired update.
  • A new window with the download link will open up. Click on the link and select a download location.
  • Once the update is downloaded, double-click on it to install. 

Note: If the downloaded update file has a CAB extension, extract the file first. Now update it manually with the Device Manager. 

  • Open the “Device Manager” and right-click on your desired driver. 
  • Select “Update driver” and then click on “Browse my computer for drivers”.
Select Browse my computer for driver software
  • Once the update finishes installing, restart your PC.

In case of a Windows Defender Update:

  • Launch “Command Prompt” as administrator.
  • Enter the following commands one by one:
    cd %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender
    MpCmdRun.exe -removedefinitions -dynamicsignatures
    MpCmdRun.exe -SignatureUpdate
  • Restart your PC.

Free Up Disk Space

If your system is overloaded with temporary files that may be preventing your Windows from updating, it’s time to free up your disk space. You can do so by using the Disk Cleanup tool. 

Here’s how:

  • Go to ‘Windows search’ and enter “Disk Cleanup”.
  • Open the tool and click on “Clean up system files”.
  • Choose the drive and select “OK”.
  • Now select the largest files, such as “Temporary Files”, “Windows Update”, etc. to clean them up.
  • Finally, hit “OK” to start the cleanup.
Cleanup system files

How to Fix Update Error 0x80240022?
[2 Advanced Ways]

If you have already tried all the above-mentioned fixes and you are still running into the same error when trying to update your Windows, it’s time to try the more advanced solutions.

Run the DISM Tool and SFC Scan

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You can also use SFC and DISM tools to identify and repair any corrupted files.

To do so:

  • Go to ‘Windows search’ and type “cmd”.
  • Now on the “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator”.
  • Select “Yes” when UAC opens up and enter the following command:
    sfc /scannow
  • Once the scan is finished, your Windows will automatically fix any system file integrity violations it may find. Once done, enter the following commands one by one:
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Once done, restart your PC.

Clean-Boot Your PC

Clean booting your Windows allows you to identify any software conflicts that may be preventing your Windows from updating. 

Here’s how to clean boot your Windows:

  • On your PC, press ‘Win + R’ and type “msconfig”.
Type msconfig
  • Now press ‘Enter’ and go to the “Services” tab.
  • Next, select the “Hide all Microsoft services” checkbox and click on “Disable all”.
  • Now go to the “Startup” tab and select “Open Task Manager”.
  • Next, right-click on every non-Windows entry and click on “Disable”.
  • Now close the “Task Manager” and go to the “Boot” tab.
  • Select the “Safe Boot” option and then hit “Minimal” then “OK”.
  • Reboot your system.
Safe Boot and Minimal
  • Once the system is rebooted, update your ‘Windows’. You won’t get the same error message again.

So that’s all, folks! We truly hope this guide helped you to resolve the 0x80240022 error. The issue is usually caused by software conflicts, malware, metered connection, or corrupted files. However, we’re confident that the five solutions mentioned above will definitely help you update your Windows successfully.

Good luck!

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