You may get Windows Update Error 0x8024200B when you try to download and install updates. This error may come with following message:
Code 0x8024200B: Windows update encountered an unknown error
Here, in this article, I will explain how can you easily fix & repair 0x8024200B error from Windows 10/8/7. After applying the fixing when you will install updates, you will not face any problem.
There are various reasons that may cause the update error 0x8024200B. Some of the most related reasons are given below:
- Missing system files like dll file, exe file, sys file, ocx file etc.
- Windows Update components is corrupted
- Outdated or incompatible driver is running in the background
- There may be virus, malware or spyware inside PC, etc.
In order to fix this problem, apply the following steps.
Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool
As mentioned above that most prominent reasons behind this error is missing system files, outdated driver, missing or corrupted registry file etc. It is recommended you to use Advanced System Repair Tool to fix 0x8024200B error. This tool thoroughly scans PC for problems and gives you single button to repair and fix them all. No worry about updating driver, removing malware/spyware, fixing registry files etc. if you have installed Advanced System Repair Tool. This single tool does dozens of optimizations and gives your error free operating system.
Method 2: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
Windows Update Troubleshooter is developed for fixing Windows Update related issue. If you are having the update related problem then this might be quick and best solution for you.
Method 3: Reset Windows Update Components Manually
If troubleshooter doesn’t help you or it gets failed to fix the problem then you need to manually reset windows update components. Here are the steps to resetting windows update components manually.
net stop wuauserv net stop cryptSvc net stop bits net stop msiserver ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old net start wuauserv net start cryptSvc net start bits net start msiserver
Method 4: Temporarily Disable Antivirus and Firewall
No one knows why but sometimes antivirus and firewall blocks the update connection and then windows update service starts facing trouble. Temporarily disable antivirus and firewall and check for the updates again. You must take back antivirus and firewall in the normal state after updating the PC. Leaving antivirus and firewall disable may harm your PC badly.
Method 4: Set Off the Meteted Connection
If you have kept Metered Connection on then Windows will unable to download and install update. Disable metered connection and then try to update.
Method 5: Run System File Checker Tool
However, I have no confidence on this method but sometimes it works like a charm. This is command line tool that checks for broken, damaged or deleted system files and repair them. Running this tool is very easy and one can perform System File checking just by a single line of command.
Method 6: Manually finds and uninstall the culprit driver.
There is highly chance that a corrupted driver is causing the problem. You can uninstall the culprit driver using the following manners.
In this article, I tried to explain how to fix Windows 10/8/7 Error code 0x8024200B. You apply all the techniques in sequence and after each method you must analyze whether your problem has been solved or not.