1. Moondoggy's Avatar
    I upgraded my system to Windows 10 back on Aug 6th and didn't have any problems until yesterday. I won't go into the details of that issue but it forced me to restore Windows 10 from an Acronis TrueImage backup I had taken on the 8/7. Although the restore went well and Windows 10 is back up and running, I am unable now to run Windows update as each time I do so it give me this 0x8024402F error that says that there was some problem installing updates.

    Note that this is not an internet connection error as I can browse the internet and download updates to other apps. I have tried the Windows 10 Troubleshooter for Windows update as an Admin and it says it found a configuration problem and fixed it but I still get the error. I have run various system scans and a CHKDSK and they find nothing wrong. I have searched the internet high and low for a solution this problem but the only thing I find seems to be focused on fixes to Windows 7 and Windows 8.x, not Windows 10.

    So, has anyone encountered this problem on Windows 10 and has successfully fixed it and was able to resume getting updates? If so, can you please let me know what worked for you.
    08-26-2015 01:26 PM
  2. spicypadthai's Avatar
    Found this MS forum answer which suggests:
    1. Press Windows Key + R
    2. In the Run window type services.msc and click OK. (Or just open Services in Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools)
    3. Go to Windows Update service and double click on it.
    4. Startup type change it to Automatic (Delayed Start).
    5. Start the service clicking in the Start button. Then click Apply and finally on OK.
    6. Now try to check for updates again.
    08-26-2015 04:21 PM
  3. Moondoggy's Avatar
    Found this MS forum answer which suggests:
    1. Press Windows Key + R
    2. In the Run window type services.msc and click OK. (Or just open Services in Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools)
    3. Go to Windows Update service and double click on it.
    4. Startup type change it to Automatic (Delayed Start).
    5. Start the service clicking in the Start button. Then click Apply and finally on OK.
    6. Now try to check for updates again.
    Nope, no go. I've also run the System File checker and DISM on my system. I've also run the troubleshooter for Windows Update all it says that it fixed come configuration but that didn't help. I've also ran Windows Repair on my PC from Tweaking.com and it didn't fix the issue. So far, I'm at a dead end still looking for an answer......
    08-27-2015 08:23 PM
  4. Moondoggy's Avatar
    I hate it when this happens.....

    I've been fighting this 0x8024402f error for days now and today we turned on our computer and, on it's own, the machine decided to check in with the update server on it's own and downloaded 14 updates on the first pass and then after the first restart it downloaded yet another patch on it's own. I compared the patches that were downloaded on this machine against my laptop who also downloaded several patches today and all 15 patches I have are also on my laptop. I don't know if, in trying certain suggestions to fix the 0x8024402f error I triggered something that required a cold boot but now things are working and I don't know why. I would hate it if this whole time the PC was unable to ask for updates until the update server contacted the PC first to establish an update relationship but I guess that might be possible as I don't believe that there were any new updates until today. Anyway, this is still a mystery and I'm unhappy that I don't have an answer why.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    08-28-2015 03:33 PM

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