FIX: Windows Update 0x8024402f Error (SOLVED)

The Windows Update error 8024402F (Windows Update There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (ox8024402f)), is faced while trying to search and install the latest updates on a Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista computer.

The 0x8024402F Update error, commonly is caused due to poor Internet connection or if the Windows Update store folder (aka "SoftwareDistribution") becomes corrupted.


Windows Update 0x8024402f



This tutorial contains detailed instructions on how to resolve the Windows Update error 0x8024402f in Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista.

How to fix Windows Update Error 0x8024402F (Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10).


Solution 1. Check your Date and Time Settings.

First make sure that your date and time settings are correct.

1. Open "Date and time settings".

date and time settings


2. Press the Change date and time button and make sure that you have set the correct (current) date and time. Click OK when done.

change date and time settings


3. Press the Change time zone button and set the Time Zone of your location. Click OK when done.

change time zone


4. Finally select the Internet Time tab.

internet time


5. Click the Change settings button.

change internet time settings

6. Click Update now.

update internet time


7. Click OK twice, to exit all windows.

8. Try to check for updates again.


Solution 2. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter.

1. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter.

2. Accept the License Agreement at first screen,

3. Click Detect problems and apply the fixes for (Recommended).

4. Wait until the program found and fixes problems with Windows Update.

5. Restart your computer and see if the Error code 8024402F is resolved.



Solution 3. Change the DNS servers.

Some IPS causes errors with Windows Update. So try to manually add a public DNS server (e.g. Google DNS) on your network connection.

1. Press Windows image_thumb8 + R keys to open the run command box.

2. Type ncpa.cpl and press Enter.

open network connections


3. Double click at your active Network Adapter.

4. Click Properties.

change network properties

5. Open 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)' Properties.

tcpip properties


6. Select "Use the following DNS server addresses:" and type the following Google's public DNS server addresses:


dns settings


7. Press OK twice to exit Network settings.

8. Restart your computer and check for updates again.


Solution 4. Delete the SoftwareDistribution Folder.

The “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution“, is the location where Windows store the Windows Updates. Many times this folder becomes corrupted and you must re-create it in order to download updates and install from scratch.  To rebuild (re-create) the “SoftwareDistribution” folder follow the steps below:

Step 1: Stop Windows Update Service.

1. Open Windows Services control panel: To do that:

  • Press Windows image_thumb8_thumb + R keys to open the run command box.
  • In the Search box, type: services.msc  & click OK.
  • (Accept the UAC warning if appears).


2. In Services control panel locate the Windows Update service.

3. Right-click on Windows Update service and select “Stop”.

stop windows update service

Step 2: Delete the SoftwareDistribution folder.

1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to: C:\Windows folder.

2. Find and Delete the “SoftwareDistribution” folder (or rename it. e.g. to “SoftwareDistributionOLD”) .


Step 3: Start the Windows Update Service.

1. Now go back to Windows Services control panel:

2. Right-click on Windows Update service and select “Start”.

start windows update service

3. Try to check for Updates again.


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