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How to Fix Windows Update Error Code 80246005?

Error Code 80246005 is common for all the Windows Operating systems when you try to install the windows updates. Error Code 80246005 usually appears when Windows 10 or Windows 7 update system is broken or there is network related glitches.

Usual causes for this Windows Update Error Code 80246005 are communication failure over the Internet with Microsoft update servers.

Firstly, I will suggest you to do Windows Troubleshoot for Windows Update Error Code 80246005.

After that,

Disable the proxy internet connection and try again to install the windows update.

The procedure to disable the proxy connection is as follows

  1. Firstly, Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools->Internet Options
  2. After that, go to Connections and LAN Settings
  3. Finally, check to make sure the Proxy server is disabled.

Second case would be with your Antivirus. There are proxy settings enabled under your 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.

Repair and Solutions for Windows Update Error Code 80246005

There are failed windows update services that could also cause you this Error code 80246005 while updating Windows.

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 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.

  1. Firstly, Open command prompt as administrator by right clicking on it.
  2. Secondly, go to c:\windows\
  3. Then rename software distribution folder to old
  4. Some cases it may not happen 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 you can try to rename this folder software distribution to old
  7. Then you can restart the windows update service
  8. After that, 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 80246005

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.

This process may result positive note saying all the issues are resolved and the flip side the negative result could be that your windows is corrupted.

Final Solution to resolve this windows update error code 80246005

In this case, you should really work hard to reinstall windows operating system.

Backing up data is the foremost important thing in order to make sure you won’t lose your personal files.

In Conclusion,

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