If you are a windows user, then you are probably scared of updating it. As in the process of updating, you may see your PC may restart for the last time. Thanks to the constant evolution of windows and its rollback mechanisms when it fails to update, you won’t have to worry after all even if it fails. We have the answer for Windows update error 0x8024003.
What is Windows update error 0x8024003?
Windows update error 0x8024003 is an error that occurs while updating windows. Many users have reported that the update process gets stuck at 1% and afterward the PC restarts. However, there are people who are reporting that the update gets stuck at finishing moments of the process. Microsoft has said that they have already issued an update, but still users are facing it. Don’t worry, if you are one of those who are facing this issue, then hold on tight, we have the answer for you.
Why am I getting Windows to update error 0x8024003?
There might be a couple of reasons
- Corrupted or damaged Windows Registry.
- Compatibility issues while installing system drivers.
- Damaged Hardware or hardware malfunction.
- Potential virus or malware infection.
- While trying to install Cumulative Update KB4048955.
- Due to corrupted or damaged update components during the installation process.
You can fix the Windows update error 0x8024003 by following the steps
1. Use Windows Update Troubleshooter
Windows Update Troubleshooter, especially Windows 10 Error 0x80240034, is a built-in tool available on all Windows 10 computers to fix any errors related to Windows Update.
- Go to Start> Type Settings and press Enter.
- Go to Update & Security> Click Troubleshoot.
- Find Windows Update and click on Troubleshoot.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
- Restart your computer.
2. Run SFC command
- Open the start menu and type cmd.
- From the search results, right–click on the command prompt and select Run as administrator.
- A new cmd window appears. Type sfc / scannow and press the enter key.
- Scan and wait until the repair process is complete.
3. Run DISM
The Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool can be used to resolve system files that SFC tools cannot resolve. Here’s how it works in Windows 10:
- Open CMD as
- Copy and paste the following command into the command line:
- exe / Online / Cleanup-image / Restorehealth
- If DISM is not able to obtain files, try using your installation USB or DVD. Insert the media and type the following command:
- exe / Online / Cleanup-Image / Restore Health / Source: C: / Repair / Source / Windows / Limit Access
- Be sure to replace C: / Repair / Source / Windows with your DVD or USB path.
- Make sure the repair source is replaced with yours.
4. Manually download windows update
Manually downloading and installing windows updates can help in fixing error code 0x80240034. However, you need to get the update code of that update before proceeding. Usually, each Windows update code starts in KB, followed by a series of digits. After you find the update code, you can manually download and install the update.
- Go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
- In the search box, type the update code and press the Enter
- From the list of matching updates, find an update that uses the same architecture as your system.
- Click the Download button next to it to download the update.
- After you download the update, run the setup file, and follow the instructions.
- After the installation is complete, restart your Windows PC.
5. Reset Windows Update components
Resetting Windows Updates is another solution that can effectively fix the Windows 10 error 0x80240034 issue.
- Open the Win + X menu and select Windows PowerShell (Admin) from the list.
- When the window opens, type the following commands:
- Netstop wuauserv
- Netstop cryptSvc
- Netstop bits
- Netstop msiserver
- rmdir% windir% Software Distribution / S / Q.
- Net Start wuauserv
- Net start cryptSvc
- Net Start Bits
- Net Start msiserver
- Press the Enter key to check if the problem is resolved.
6. Run a full system scan
Sometimes a malware infection can cause a 0x80240034 Windows Update error. To resolve the issue, it is better that you scan the entire system with your antivirus. Scanning your system can help in removing potential malware that may be interfering with your PC. Hence it is better to run a full scan and initiate the update process once again.
We hope the above-mentioned solutions could make you finally update your PC, and also having it reboot again!