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littlemen
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Windows update error 8024800A

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.

Thanks

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CQMantisLT
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FIX: Windows update error 8024800A

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Click Start

Type: cmd

Right click on cmd in start menu and select 'Run as Administrator'

Type: net stop wuauserv

Hit Enter

Type: ren c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old

Hit Enter

Type: net start wuauserv

Hit Enter

Type: exit

Hit Enter

 

Attempt to download updates

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k4rizma
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Re: Windows update error 8024800A

Hello, 

 

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!

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AnasImtiaz
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Re: FIX: Windows update error 8024800A

Good answer.
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bkonthoujam
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Re: FIX: Windows update error 8024800A

thanxs it really work.. u're a genius. I appreciate for ur help :smileyhappy:

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cetaylor1946
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Re: FIX: Windows update error 8024800A

when I type net stop wuauserv
I get : System error 5 as occurred; access is denied
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AnasImtiaz
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Re: FIX: Windows update error 8024800A

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.

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cetaylor1946
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Re: FIX: Windows update error 8024800A

Alas, I tried this solution twice but still cannot get Microsoft updates for Windows or other products :-(
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PhilUK
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Re: FIX: Windows update error 8024800A

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!!.

 

Many Thanks

PhilUK

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ironix
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Re: Windows update error 8024800A

oke.

it kinda did something.

but now i have the following problem:

-WindowsUpdate_8024a000

-0x8024a000

what to do with this?

i dunno what to do next.

 

greetz

a windows 8 user

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