Windows Update error code 0x80240fff (Win 10)

What is ‘Error code 0x80240fff’ in Windows Updates? 

“Error code 0x80240fff” is an error that may occur to users of Windows 10. The error may prevent the system from finding the available updates. It may be caused by having two Windows 10 1703 feature upgrades in the update catalog.


How can you fix ‘Error code 0x80240fff’ in Windows Updates?

Some of the common fixes include:

  • Installing KB4019473
  • Deferring upgrades for Windows 10 Pro only


Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

Staff Asked on July 20, 2017 in Microsoft Windows.
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Solution 1. Install KB4019473

Windows Update error 0x80240fff  may be due to 1703 update. It can now be fixed using KB4019473. Please see the link to download KB4019473  here.

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Staff Answered on July 24, 2017.
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Solution 2. Defer Upgrades for Windows 10 Pro only

Windows Update error code 0x80240fff in Windows 10 Pro is an issue that may be related to build 10240 Update.  To fix this, postpone your update, then wait for the next Windows update build.

  1. Go to Windows Update.

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  2. Click Advance Option.
  3. Click Defer upgrades to postpone update.
  4. Wait for new Windows Update.

For Non-Windows 10 Pro 

Download version 1511 and higher through media creation tool provided by Microsoft. Please see link here.

Staff Answered on July 27, 2017.
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