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[Fixed] Windows Update Error Code 80240016

This Error code 80240016 is common for all the Windows Operating systems when you try to install the windows update. It appears when Windows 10 or Windows 7 update system is broken or there are network related issues. To resolve this windows update Error code  80240016 , stop and then restart the Windows Update Service. 

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Reasons for this Error Code 80240016

Usual causes for this Windows Update Error 80240016 are communication failure over the Internet with Microsoft windows update servers. Firstly, I will suggest you to do Windows Troubleshoot for this Error Code 80240016. After that, Disable the proxy Internet connection and try again to install the windows update.

How a proxy connection can be disabled?

  1. Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools->Internet Options
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  2. Go to Connections and LAN Settings
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  3. Now, check the Proxy server is disabled.

Second case would be with your Antivirus. If you cannot find the procedure to stop it, you can ask our techs on chat support to guide you.

Repair and Solutions for Windows Update Error Code 80240016

Try the below steps to repair Windows services

Repairing Windows update services is not possible like you repair any windows apps from the add/remove office programs. There is a procedure that you need to follow through command lines. Simultaneously, 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.


Following these steps carefully will not make any changes to your personal data or office programs. It will only reset the Windows update services.

  1. First open command prompt as administrator by right clicking on it
  2. Then go to c:\windows\
  3. Next, Rename software distribution folder to old
  4. For instance, in some cases it will occur until you stop the windows update services
  5. To stop that, you can run a command line “Net stop wuauserv” and hit enter
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  6. Followed by, try to rename this folder software distribution to old
  7. Then restart the windows update service
  8. Similarly, use this command “Net start wuauserv” and hit enter
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  9. Finally, check for updates now

SFC Scan to Fix Error Code 80240016

SFC SCAN is the command line that we use to do this process. I will explain you the steps in detail on how to perform this scan.

Consequently, this process results positive stating all the issues are resolved and negative result could be that your windows is corrupted. In this case, you should really work hard to reinstall Windows operating system. As a result, backing up data is the foremost important thing in order to make sure you won’t lose your personal files.

In Conclusion,

Finally, If you are still not able to resolve this windows update error code 80240016 , we suggest you to chat with our assured experts. I am sure they will give you the best solutions to resolve completely. You can also visit our website for more information.

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