Windows updater starts searching then freezes, with error: 4024800A.
Running Trouble Shooter shows it as fixed but it continues to recur.
Microsoft support engineer gives the following solution: Click here --> MSsupport It's the third post down.
Or to save time:
1. Open Start Menu --> Windows System --> Right click: Command Prompt and open as administrator.
2. Type or copy/paste each of the following commands; and press Enter after each one:
- net stop bits
- net stop wuauserv
- rd /s /q %windir%\Softwaredistribution
3. Reboot. Takes a while to resort everything