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Solved Windows Updater Error 8024800A - Solved


Mustang

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#1
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
 
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Mustang

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You're welcome norepli. I had tried everything to no avail, and until I found the M$ support article I was quite worried, especially when Trouble shooter/repair says it's fixed and it's not. Where do you go from there?

Cheers M :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Built as DIY
    CPU
    6 core 12 thread & 4 core
    Motherboard
    Inel Extreme & Intel standard
    Memory
    12GB & 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    3 top end SLI linked & onboard
    Sound Card
    In built in graphics card & onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24 & 23 inch Samsung LED backlit
    Screen Resolution
    High def
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force 128GB SATA3 SSDs in each machine. Plus several external USB3 and eSATA spinner HDs

k4rizma

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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
Theres no need to restart the computer.

After you remove the directory "rd /s /q %windir%\Softwaredistribution" all you need to do is:
  • Net start wuauserv

However I would reccomend not using the following command set:

  • net stop wuauserv
  • ren %windir%\Softwaredistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • net start wuauserv
  • Check for updates
  • If updates are successful then: "rd /s /q %windir%\Softwaredistribution.old"

Your tip was very useful but during normal business hours restarting a production server is not an option.

Thanks!
 
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    Ubuntu w/ VirtualBox for Windows OS's
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    Dell E4300
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    2.8GHZ
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    8gb
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    Built IN
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    Chrome/IE 10
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    Kaspersky

k4rizma

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#6
It is normal that windows 8 always update everytime a shotdwon my computer?
Thats a little off topic for this thread but if you do not run your updates regularly the answer is, YES thats normal.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Ubuntu w/ VirtualBox for Windows OS's
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell E4300
    CPU
    2.8GHZ
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Built IN
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky

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