Fix Windows update error 8024A000 with ease

Sometimes you’ll face an error ‘8024A000‘ while updating your Windows software. Although Microsoft is continuously working to provide more and more stability to its user and so keeps on working to eliminate and fix the errors in the Windows but because of some reason few errors persist. In this guide, I will help you to resolve the ‘8024A000‘ in Windows 10 while updating the Windows.

How to fix Windows update error 8024A000?

Solution 1: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Windows troubleshooter update is a tool designed to eliminate any bugs related to Windows updates.

To run the Windows update troubleshooter follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Fist click Select Start.
  • Then click Settings
  • Now select Update & Security
  • Then click on Troubleshoot.
  • Then select Windows Update under Get up and running, and then select Run the troubleshooter.

Solution 2: Rename the folders

  • Press Windows key + X key
  • Choose command prompt and run as administrator.
  • Then type in the following command in the command prompt box.

ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old
ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

  • Let the command run and then reboot your computer.

Solution 3: Register the DLL files

  • Open the notepad and copy and paste the command written below.

regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\vbscript.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\mshtml.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\msjava.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\jscript.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\msxml.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\actxprxy.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\shdocvw.dll /s
regsvr32 wuapi.dll /s
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll /s
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll /s
regsvr32 wucltui.dll /s
regsvr32 wups2.dll /s
regsvr32 wups.dll /s
regsvr32 wuweb.dll /s
regsvr32 Softpub.dll /s
regsvr32 Mssip32.dll /s
regsvr32 Initpki.dll /s
regsvr32 softpub.dll /s
regsvr32 wintrust.dll /s
regsvr32 initpki.dll /s
regsvr32 dssenh.dll /s
regsvr32 rsaenh.dll /s
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll /s
regsvr32 sccbase.dll /s
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll /s
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll /s
regsvr32 Urlmon.dll /s
regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll /s
regsvr32 Msjava.dll /s
regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll /s
regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll /s
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml2.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml3.dll /s
regsvr32 Browseui.dll /s
regsvr32 shell32.dll /s
regsvr32 wuapi.dll /s
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll /s
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll /s
regsvr32 wucltui.dll /s
regsvr32 wups.dll /s
regsvr32 wuweb.dll /s
regsvr32 jscript.dll /s
regsvr32 atl.dll /s
regsvr32 Mssip32.dll /s

  • Save the file as WindowsUpdate.bat
  • Then right-click on the file and run it as administrator.
  • Then restart the computer.
  • Next up open the command prompt and run as administrator.
  • Type in the following command in the command prompt

net start wuauserv

net start bits

net start cryptsvc


  • Restart your PC and see if you can update the Windows now

After performing these solutions, you’ll be able to fix the issue, but by any chance, the error is still present then you can go for the solutions mentioned below.

More solutions:

  • Stop the Windows update utility.
  • Restart the Windows update utility.

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