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How do I fix error code 8024000e?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The error code 8024000e happens when there is a problem with the Windows Update service. This service is responsible for downloading and installing updates for the operating system. If the service is not running, or if there is a problem with the service, then the 8024000e error will occur. There are a few things that can cause this error, such as a corrupt update file, a problem with the Windows Update service, or a problem with the computer's registry.

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1. Restart your computer and then try to install update again

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Press the F8 key repeatedly during the startup process to open the boot menu.
  3. Select the option to boot from the disk drive.
  4. Select the disk drive where the Windows installation disk is located.
  5. Enter the Windows installation disk drive letter and press the Enter key.
  6. Select the option to install the update.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the update.
  8. After the update is installed, restart your computer.
  9. Try to install the update again. If the error code still occurs, contact your computer manufacturer for assistance.

2. Try to install the updates using a different user account that has administrator privileges

  1. Open the Windows Update website.
  2. In the left-hand column, click on the link that says "See all available updates."
  3. In the right-hand column, under "Available updates," click on the link that says "Install updates."
  4. On the next screen, under "Update type," click on the link that says "Install updates from a specific location."
  5. In the "Update from where" box, click on the link that says "Install updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog."
  6. On the next screen, under "Update types to install," click on the link that says "All available updates."
  7. On the next screen, under "Select updates," click on the link that says "Install updates."
  8. On the next screen, under "Confirm installation," click on the link that says "Install updates."
  9. On the next screen, under "Status," click on the link that says "Install updates."
  10. On the next screen, under "Detailed update information," click on the link that says "Install updates."
  11. On the next screen, under "Microsoft Update installation progress," click on the link that says "View update installation progress."
  12. On the next screen, under "Update installation failed," click on the link that says "View update installation failed."
  13. On the next screen, under "Error code," click on the link that says "Error code 8024000e."
  14. On the next screen, under "Additional information," click on the link that says "Error code 8024000e."

3. Temporarily disable your antivirus software and then try to install the updates again

  1. Launch the antivirus software and go to the "Settings" tab.
  2. Under "General", click on "Disable protection".
  3. Click on "Yes" to confirm.
  4. Click on "Update now".
  5. Confirm that you want to uninstall the antivirus software.
  6. Click on "Yes" to uninstall.
  7. Click on "Install updates now".
  8. Confirm that you want to install the updates.
  9. Click on "Yes".
  10. Click on "Finish".
  11. Restart your computer.

4. Check if the Windows Update service is running

  1. In the command prompt, type "netstat -an" and press Enter.
  2. If the Windows Update service is not running, the command prompt will display an error message.
  3. To start the Windows Update service, type "net start wuauserv" and press Enter.
  4. To check the status of the Windows Update service, type "netstat -ano" and press Enter.
  5. If the Windows Update service is not running, the command prompt will display an error message.
  6. To start the Windows Update service, type "net start wuauserv" and press Enter.
  7. To check the status of the Windows Update service, type "netstat -ano" and press Enter.

5. Try to install the updates in Clean Boot mode

  1. Boot your computer into Clean Boot mode. To do this, press the F8 key when your computer starts up.
  2. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, select Clean Boot.
  3. If you are prompted to save your changes, do so.
  4. On the Clean Boot Options screen, select OK.
  5. When you are finished, reboot your computer.
  6. If the updates do not fix the error code, you will need to start your computer in Safe Mode and then try the updates again.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter and then try to install the updates again.
  2. Reset the Windows Update Components.
  3. Use the DISM tool to fix the issue.
  4. Reinstall Windows 10.