Fixing the Windows Update Error Code 8024200d on Windows

A very common error message “Windows Update Error 8024200d” is encountered by so many Windows users around the globe. This error occurs when you try to install a Windows update in your machine. It appears with an error message that states Some updates were not installed. If this error appears on your computer, don’t worry because it can be solved easily in a little time.

Windows Update Error 8024200d
windows update error 8024200d

What Causes the WindowsUpdate Error 8024200d?

The windowsupdate_8024200d is a common error that is encountered by so many users and there may be several reasons behind this error some of which are as follows:

  • It may be the result of misconfigured system files in your Windows operating system.
  • A third party antivirus might be blocking some of the features due to which this error occurs.
  • Windows Distribution folder might be the reason behind this problem.

Pre Tips

If you come across the windows-update-error-8024200d error, then before moving to any major solution, try to run a basic windows update troubleshooter. To do this, follow the steps below.

  1. Click the search button in the taskbar. Select and open Troubleshoot Settings.
  2. On the left pane, click Troubleshoot.
  3. Now click on Windows Update.
  4. Click Run the Troubleshooter.
  5. Now click Try Troubleshooting as an administrator.
  6. Restart your computer and check if the problem is resolved.

What to do if you get the “windows update error: 8024200d” on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10?

Solution 1: Deactivate the Antivirus

If this error message appears, the reason might be that antivirus is blocking some features of the system. Third-party antiviruses are good to some extent but sometimes they create a problem by blocking some features of the system. So to resolve this error, turn-off your third party antiviruses and reboot the system to check if this problem is resolved.

Solution 2: Delete Software Distribution

Windows update error code might appear if the windows update files that you have downloaded before are corrupted or missing. You can fix this code by downloading those files again. So, to resolve this issue, before downloading those files again, make sure that you delete the previously downloaded files. To carry this task out, delete the Software distribution folder and then try windows update again.

Solution 3: Run Clean Boot

If any third party is causing this trouble then follow thee steps below to run clean boot and resolve this issue.

  1. Click the search button in the taskbar. Type msconfig and open it.
    System Configuration
    System Configuration
  2. Click on the Boot tab and uncheck the safe boot.
    Safe boot to fix the "windows update error 8024200d"
    Safe boot
  3. Click on the General tab and select the Selective Startup radio button and then check the box parallel to  Load startup items.
    Selective Startup
    Selective Startup
  4. Click on the Services tab.
  5. Check the box parallel to Hide all Microsoft Servies.
  6. Now click Disable all button.
    Disable Services
    Disable Services
  7. Now open Task Manager and go to the startup tab. Here right-click on each startup option and disable it.
    Task Manager
    Task Manager

Now enable half of the services in the Services tab and restart the computer. If the error still occurs disable these services and enable the remaining services.  Now repeat this procedure without selecting the  Hide all Microsoft services checkbox. By carrying this procedure on, after figuring out the startup or service that was causing the trouble, contact the manufacturer to resolve the problem.

Now Open the system configuration. In the general tab, check Normal Startup.

Solution 4:  Repair System Files

If this error message is still appearing, repair the system files by following the steps given below:

  1. In the taskbar, click the search button and type Command Prompt.
  2. Right-click the icon and click Run as Administrator.
    Command Prompt
    Command Prompt
  3. Type the following command and hit enter
sfc /scannow
sfc / scannow to fix the windows update error 8024200d
sfc / scannow

Solution 5: Run some commands

If you are still having this error, try to run some commands in the command prompt. Follow the steps below:

  1. In the taskbar, click the search button and type Command Prompt.
  2. Right-click the icon and click Run as Administrator.
    Command Prompt
    Command Prompt
  3. Type the following commands in command prompt and wait till the process gets completed.
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
ren C: \ Windows \ SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.coopoint.old
ren C: \ Windows \ System32 \ catroot2 catroot2.coopoint.old
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver

Solution 6: Reset Proxy Settings

This error might occur if your proxy settings are configured. Resetting them may help you solve this error. to carry this task out, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the search button in the taskbar. Type Internet Options and open it.
    Internet Settings
    Internet Settings
  2. Go to the Connections tab and click LAN settings.
    LAN Settings
    LAN Settings
  3. Now check the box parallel to automatically detect settings and uncheck the box parallel to Use a proxy server for your LAN.
    Automatically Detect Settings to fix the windows update error 8024200d
    Automatically Detect Settings
  4. In the taskbar, click the search button and type Command Prompt.
  5. Now type the following command one by one and hit enter. Go to the Windows update after that.
netsh winhttp reset proxy
net stop wuauserv
net start wuauserv

If you need further assistance, click here. You can also contact Microsoft Support here.

Alan Adams

Alan is a hardcore tech enthusiast that lives and breathes tech. When he is not indulged in playing the latest video games, he helps users with technical problems that they might run into. Alan is a Computer Science Graduate with a Masters in Data Science.
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