Do You Need A Fix For Windows Update Error Code 8024402c?

Are you getting error code 8024402c while updating windows? I have seen this error while updating windows 8.1 to Windows 10. This error may occur in other versions of Windows as well. It is the common Windows update error. I have fixed this issue. I am sharing here, how I have fixed it.

Microsoft has clearly mentioned reasons and solutions for this error code 8024402c in this Microsoft help topic.

How to fix Error code 8024402c?

Reason 1:

The first reason for this error is the loss of internet connection. If you had lost your internet connection, while updating, you will get this error.

Solution :

Make sure you have reconnected your PC with the internet, and just click on “Try Again” in the same window. Your update will continue, from where it stopped. If it is not solved your issue, move to the next step.

Reason 2:

The second reason for this error is, any one of the programs might stop Windows update accessing the internet. One of the below programs might cause this issue.

Solution :

You must disable the Windows firewall. Disable antivirus program if you had. If you had any other programs mentioned above, please disable them. Try updating your Windows. It must update your Windows.

In my case, I have disabled the windows firewall and Antivirus program. I did one more thing. I went to the folder

C: /windows/SoftwareDistribution/Download

Deleted everything in the download folder from the above-mentioned path. Here “C” drive is where my OS stays. You may select other drives if your OS is in another drive.

You can also do the same thing. Deleting content from this download folder will not cause any damage to your system. If you are not able to delete content from this folder, you may run Windows in safe mode. Then you can delete it easily.


Still if you are not able to update Windows, there might be some other reasons. you must check this Microsoft help topic for other reasons and solutions.

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