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Quick ways to fix Windows Update Error Code 0x80240022

This Error Code 0x80240022 is a Runtime error. It is common for all the Windows Operating systems when you try to install windows update. This error Code 0x80240022 occurs when Windows 10 or Windows 7 update system is broken or when there are network related issues and concerns. Firstly, I will suggest you to do Windows Troubleshoot for windows update Error Code 0x80240022. After that, disable the proxy Internet connection and try again to install the windows update.

Error Code 0x80240022

Reasons for this Error Code 0x80240022 

  1. Usual causes for this Error Code 0x80240022 are communication failure over the Internet with Microsoft update servers
  2. This windows update error 0x80240022 also occur due to the Corrupted or misconfigured Registry entries, Corrupted system files/folders, Outdated Windows version  and Temporary cache files

How a proxy connection can be disabled?

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

Second case is with your Antivirus. There are proxy settings enabled under the settings of any security programs that you are using. Above all, 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 0x80240022

There are failed windows update services that will cause you this Error 0x80240022 while updating Windows.

How the Windows services can be repaired?

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. For instance, it 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. First Open Command Prompt as Administrator by right clicking on it
  2. Then go to c:\windows\
  3. After that, rename software distribution folder to old
  4. Accordingly, some cases 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
  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 this, use this command “Net start wuauserv” and hit Enter
  9. Check for updates now

SFC Scan to Fix Error Code 0x80240022

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.

By following this process you will get a positive result stating that all the issues are resolved and on the other side negative result could be that your windows is corrupted. 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,

Finally, If you are still not able to resolve this Error Code 0x80240022 , we suggest you to chat with our experts. I am sure they will help you solve this  completely. You can also visit our webpage for more details and information regarding resolving techniques. 

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