“Error code 0x8024a005” in Windows Update is an error that may occur when you download updates from Windows Update or Microsoft Update. It usually occurs if some of the services and network setting are misconfigured.
Some of the common fixes include:
Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.
Solution 1. Check internet connection
Windows Update error code 0x8024a005 could be due to internet connection problem. It could be your home network or your Internet service provider (ISP) is having a problem which is causing the error. It could also be due to the restriction of the network when you are updating the Windows using a private network such as your office internet connection. To fix the Windows Update error code 0x8024a005, please be guided below.
Solution 2. Download Windows Update files again
Windows Update error code 0x8024a005 may also be due to the Windows Update files being interrupted during the download. Due to interruption, some files might be damaged. The interruption might be due to third-party software or sudden computer shut down. You may want to run the PC in clean boot and redownload the Windows update files again.
Step 1. Set Windows on Clean boot
Step 2. Delete SoftwareDistribution folder
Solution 3. Run sfc /scannow command and DISM command
If “Windows Update error code 0x8024a005” still persists, the Windows files might have been corrupted during the installation of the Windows update. Scan your computer using sfc /scannow command to fix the corrupt file and DISM command to download missing file. This process might take long but it may help. A video is provided below to aid you.
Solution 4. Use Microsoft Tool for Windows Update
“Windows Update error code 0x8024a005” could also be due to damaged system files. You may want to run Microsoft Tool for Windows Update, it may fix the error.
Option 1. Use Windows Update Troubleshooter
Windows Update Troubleshooter is a software provided by Microsoft. It helps Windows users counter Windows Update error. Watch it here on Youtube or follow the instruction below.
Option 2. Use System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7