Error Code 0x80246008 is common for all Windows Operating systems when you try to install windows updates. It usually appears when Windows 10 or Windows 7 update system is broken or there are network-related glitches.
The usual causes for this Error Code 0x80246008 are communication failure over the internet with Microsoft update servers.
Firstly, I will suggest you do Windows Troubleshoot for Error Code 0x80246008.
Disable the proxy internet connection and try again to install the update.
The procedure to disable the proxy connection is as follows:
The second case would be with your Antivirus. There are proxy settings enabled under the settings of any security programs that you may be using. If you cannot find the procedure to stop it, you can ask our techs on chat support to guide you.
There are failed windows update services that could also cause you this Error 0x80246008 while updating Windows.
Repairing Windows update services is not possible like you repair any windows apps from the add/remove programs. There is a procedure that you need to follow through command lines.
This requires the user to have administrator rights on his computer. As per the Microsoft set of rules defined on various Knowledge base articles, the steps are simplified as mentioned here to reset your windows update services.
NOTE: following these steps carefully will not make any changes to your personal data or programs. It will only reset the Windows update services.
SFC SCAN is the command line that we use to do this process. I will explain to you the steps in detail on how to perform this scan.
This process may result in a positive note saying all the issues are resolved and on the flip side the negative result could be that your windows are corrupted.
In this case, you should really work hard to reinstall the Windows operating system.
Backing up data is the foremost important thing in order to make sure you won’t lose your personal files.
If you have trouble with doing this method, we advise you to chat with our experts from us to help you better.
We have many users who got it resolved in their first attempt with us and had given many positive feedbacks and star ratings for this article.
And I am sure any disaster that would have happened for a few is due to their system hardware dependencies. An old computer that got upgraded from XP to 10 or 7 to 10 is certainly not compatible with this program. It is just a fluke to get such issues as 1 in 100.
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