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You may get Windows Update Error 0x8024200B when you try to download and install updates. This error may come with following message:

An Error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.
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.

Why 0x8024200B?

There are various reasons that may cause the update error 0x8024200B. Some of the most related reasons are given below:

  1. Missing system files like dll file, exe file, sys file, ocx file etc.
  2. Windows Update components is corrupted
  3. Outdated or incompatible driver is running in the background
  4. There may be virus, malware or spyware inside PC, etc.
How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x8024200B?

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As mentioned above that most prominent reasons behind this error is missing system files, outdated driver, missing or corrupted registry file etc.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.

  • The most common reason behind this error is installing incompatible or outdated driver, missing system files, corrupted registry file or damaged pc by viruses. Advanced System Repair Tool is the only solution for all the system errors. By installing this tool you will be able to remove above windows error.
    3 Steps to Fix this Error

    Step 1. Download Advance System Repair Tool [File Size: 15.7 MB]
    Step 2. SCAN your Windows PC
    Step 3. Click Fix button to Repair Error

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.

Step 1: Go to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Windows Update and click on Run the troubleshooter.


Step 2: Troubleshooter starts with detecting problem and fix the problem. You must follow the instructions and finish the troubleshooting process in order to completely remove error code 0x8024200B.

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.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as Administrator.
Step 2: Run the following command one by one and press Enter.
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


Step 3: Exit the command prompt and run the Windows Updates.

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.

Step 1: Click on Wifi connection in the notification area and click Properties.


Step 2: Turn Off metered connection.


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.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as administrator and paste the following code and press Enter.
sfc /scannow

sfc scannow

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.

Step 1: Open Run command and type following code and press enter. It will open Device Manager Window.


Step 2: Search for the driver which has yellow mark or without icon and right click on them and select Update driver or Uninstall device.



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.

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