What is error code 0x8024200b in Windows 10? This can happen when you try to upgrade Windows 10 from an older version. This can also happen when you download or install Windows 10 updates. If you are facing the Error Code 0x80070422 then this blog post can help you.
Causes of Windows 10 Update Error Code 0x8024200b
Error 0x8024200b can cause:
- Poor Network Connectivity.
- Files from the System that is Corrupt or Missing.
- Temporary files that are not working.
- Windows Update Corruption.
- Old Device Drivers.
- Images of Corrupt Windows.
Steps to troubleshoot Windows 10 Error Code 0x8024200b
This guide will help you troubleshoot error 0x8024200b that occurs when you download or install Windows Updates. You will be able to fix the Windows Update error after completing the following steps:
1. Run System Cleanup Tool to Get Rid of Temporary Files
If you're having trouble installing Windows Updates, clear the temporary files from your computer. Auslogics Boost Speed is recommended to clean your system. This industry-renowned tool is backed by Microsoft.
2. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
The OS may be able to solve the Error Code 0x8024200b automatically. To identify the problem, the Update Troubleshooter examines the WU component. The Update troubleshooter then determines the best way to repair the problem.
Here is how to use the utility
- By pressing the Windows Key + I keyboard combination, you can open the Settings app.
- Click on Update and Security
- Locate Troubleshooting in the left pane and click on the tab.
- Right-click Windows Update.
- Wait for the scan to finish by clicking Run Troubleshooter
- If the utility finds a problem that it can fix, click Apply this fix.
- After the process is complete, restart your computer. The WU error can be checked to restart the computer.
3: Clean the Software Distribution Folder
The Software Distribution folder in Windows 10 is located under the Windows directory. It stores temporary files that are needed to install Windows Updates. WU Error Code 0x8024200b can be resolved by clearing the contents of the Software Distribution folder.
- To open the Run dialog, press the Win + R keys on your keyboard.
- In the text box, type “Services.msc” without the quotes and click OK. Then Press Enter.
- Scroll down the list of services in the Services window to locate Windows Update. To temporarily disable a service, right-click on it and choose Stop from the context menu
- Close the Services window. Then, open File Explorer (press the Win + E keyboard combo) and navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download.
- All the contents of the folder should delete.
- Invoke Services.msc again as shown in step 2.
- Find Windows Update. To start a service, right-click on it and choose Start from the context menu
- Restart your computer to reinstall WU.
4: Reset Windows Update Components
You are experiencing error codes because of corrupted WU components. This situation requires that you reset all Windows components as well as remove temporary files from any folders.
You have two options for completing this fix:
- Use the Command Line to Reset Windows Update
- Use Agent Script to Reset Windows Update
We'll show you how to do both.
Use the Command Line to Reset Windows Update
- Start an elevated Command Prompt window. This can be done by pressing Windows + X and clicking Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
- When the User Account Control prompt appears, click Yes. This prompt asks you to grant administrator privileges to the Windows command processor.
- When you are in the Administrator: Command Prompt window, stop all Windows Update Services. This includes cryptographic services and BITS services.
5: Clear BITS Queue
Clearing the BITS to queue for current jobs can be a great help:
- Open an elevated command prompt. This can be done by entering “cmd” without the quotes in the search bar of the Start menu. Next, click on Command Prompt to open it. Click Run as administrator.
- When UAC (User Account Control), the Windows command processor requests administrator privileges, click the Yes button.
- To run the file, type or paste “bitsadmin.exe /reset/all users” (without the quotes). Press Enter to exit.
- Verify that the WU issue is resolved.
We hope that you have been able to fix Windows 10 Update Download Error Code 0x8024200b by using the solutions provided in this guide. We welcome your comments and questions in the comments section.