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How to Fix the Error Code 8024001f?

Published on April 11th, 2022

The error code 8024001f means that the Windows Update service is not running. This can happen because the service is not set to start automatically, or because it has been stopped manually. To fix this, you need to set the Windows Update service to start automatically, and then start it manually.

1. run Microsoft's Fixit Tool

  1. Click on the "Scan for and fix issues" button.
  2. Select the relevant error code from the list.
  3. Click on the "Fix issues" button.
  4. If the error code is resolved, you will be notified and the Fixit Tool will close automatically. If not, you will need to continue with the next step.
  5. Click on the "Repair affected files" button.
  6. Select the relevant files from the list.
  7. Click on the "Repair files" button.
  8. If the files are repaired, you will be notified and the Fixit Tool will close automatically. If not, you will need to continue with the next step.
  9. Click on the "Remove affected files" button.
  10. Select the relevant files from the list.
  11. Click on the "Remove files" button.
  12. If the files are removed, you will be notified and the Fixit Tool will close automatically. If not, you will need to continue with the next step.
  13. Click on the "Finish" button.

2. run a virus scan

There are a few different ways to run a virus scan in order to fix error code 8024001f depending on the version of Windows that you are using. If you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8.1

  1. Go to the Start menu and type "Windows Defender"

  2. Click on the Windows Defender icon on the right side of the screen

  3. Click on the "Virus & Threats" tab

  4. Click on the "Scan" button

  5. Select the "Scan for viruses" option

  6. Click on the "Scan" button

  7. Click on the "Fix errors" button

  8. Click on the "OK" button

  9. Restart your computer If you are using Windows 7 or Windows Vista

  10. Click on the Start button

  11. Click on the "Control Panel"

  12. Click on the "Security" tab

  13. Click on the "Virus & Threats" tab

  14. Click on the "Scan" button

  15. Select the "Scan for viruses" option

  16. Click on the "Scan" button

  17. Click on the "Fix errors" button

  18. Click on the "OK" button

  19. Restart your computer

3. run a malware scan

  1. Launch the Windows Defender Antivirus scan.
  2. Use the scan options to detect and remove any malicious files or programs.
  3. If the scan detects any malicious files or programs, use the repair options to fix any issues.

4. run a system scan

  1. Open the "Control Panel"
  2. On the "System and Security" window, click "System scans"
  3. On the "System scans" window, click "Run system scan"
  4. On the "Run system scan" window, click "Scan now"
  5. On the "Scan now" window, click "Next"
  6. On the "Scan now" window, click "Select items to scan"
  7. On the "Select items to scan" window, click "Next"
  8. On the "Select items to scan" window, click "Scan"
  9. On the "Scan" window, click "Next"
  10. On the "Scan Results" window, click "Next"
  11. On the "Fix errors" window, click "Next"
  12. On the "Fix errors" window, click "Yes"
  13. On the "Finish" window, click "Close"

5. reset Windows Update Components

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel, click on the System and Security category.
  3. Click on the Windows Update icon.
  4. On the Windows Update screen, click on the Check for updates button.
  5. If there are updates available, click on the Install updates button.
  6. When the updates are installed, click on the Restart now button.
  7. After the computer has restarted, click on the Update services and features link in the Windows Update screen.
  8. On the Update services and features screen, click on the Windows Update Components link.
  9. On the Windows Update Components screen, click on the Update tab.
  10. On the Update tab, click on the Check for updates button.
  11. If there are updates available, click on the Download and install updates button.
  12. When the updates are installed, click on the Restart now button.
  13. After the computer has restarted, click on the Update services and features link in the Windows Update screen.
  14. On the Update services and features screen, click on the Windows Update Components link.
  15. On the Windows Update Components screen, click on the Installed Updates tab.
  16. On the Installed Updates tab, click on the Check for updates button.
  17. If there are updates available, click on the Download and install updates button.
  18. When the updates are installed, click on the Restart now button.
  19. After the computer has restarted, click on the Update services and features link in the Windows Update screen.
  20. On the Update services and features screen, click on the Windows Update Components link.
  21. On the Windows Update Components screen, click on the Check for updates button.
  22. If there are updates available, click on the Download and install updates button.
  23. When the updates are installed, click on the Restart now button.
  24. After the computer has restarted, you should be able to log on to Windows Update and run the check for updates again.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. run the Windows Update Troubleshooter
  2. fix the registry key for Windows Update
  3. manually install updates
  4. contact Microsoft support