03-17-2013 07:20 PM
My Pavilion dv6 is not in everyday use, so I turn it on ~ monthly for updates.
Suddenly I can not run Windows Update! error code 8024800A.
I ran the repair app from Microsoft, that did not work. Found various other fixes via Google, but not I understand well enough to actually use.
Can someone please give me a clear, step by step fix for this.
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03-18-2013 01:42 AM - edited 03-19-2013 03:07 AM
Right click on cmd in start menu and select 'Run as Administrator'
Type: net stop wuauserv
Type: ren c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old
Type: net start wuauserv
Attempt to download updates
03-18-2013 10:54 AM
Thanks for the useful commands. I found another forum that wanted me to run a similar command but asked me to restart the computer which isn't a viable option on a production server during the day. We run/install updates during the day and restart the servers after business hours.
The commands above helped with windows update error 8024800A while trying to do updates on 2008 R2
I even created an account just to say THANK YOU!
03-23-2013 04:52 AM
Remember to run cmd.exe as administrator.
To do this, click on start > type cmd in the search box > right click on cmd.exe and click on run as administrator.
Follow the next steps as mentioned above and you should not have any problems.
03-27-2013 04:27 PM
Thank you for the help I received from CQMantisLT and the remedy to get rid of the 8024800A error it worked BRILLIANTLY I have now downloaded all the necessary up to date updates and the pc is up and running again, so impressed I have joined the forum!!. Certainly far more help here than from Microsoft as usual!!.