Fix Windows Update Installation Error 0x8024200B in Windows 10/11

Are you experiencing Windows Update installation error 0x8024200B on your Windows 10/11 system? This article will provide you with a solution to fix this issue.

Check for Windows updates: Ensure that your computer is connected to the internet and check for any available updates for your Windows operating system.

Troubleshooting with Windows Update Troubleshooter

If you’re encountering the Windows Update installation error 0x8024200B in Windows 10/11, you can use the Windows Update Troubleshooter to help resolve the issue. The troubleshooter is a built-in tool that can automatically identify and fix problems with Windows Update.

To use the Windows Update Troubleshooter, first, open the Settings app and go to Update & Security. Then, navigate to the Troubleshoot tab and select Windows Update from the list of troubleshooters. Click on Run the troubleshooter and follow the on-screen instructions.

If the troubleshooter is unable to resolve the issue, you can also try running the troubleshooter in Safe Mode. To do this, restart your computer and press Shift while selecting Restart to access the Advanced Boot Options menu. From there, choose Safe Mode and then run the Windows Update Troubleshooter again.

Using the Windows Update Troubleshooter can help identify and fix common issues with Windows Update, allowing you to successfully install updates on your Windows 10/11 system.

Clearing Temporary and SoftwareDistribution Files

  • Open File Explorer by pressing Windows key + E
  • Navigate to the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder
  • Delete all the files and folders inside the SoftwareDistribution folder
  • Open Run by pressing Windows key + R
  • Type cmd and press Enter to open Command Prompt
  • Run the following commands one by one:
    • net stop wuauserv
    • net stop cryptSvc
    • net stop bits
    • net stop msiserver
  • After stopping the services, go back to the C:\Windows folder in File Explorer
  • Delete all the files and folders inside the Temp folder
  • Go back to Command Prompt and run the following commands to restart the stopped services:
    • net start wuauserv
    • net start cryptSvc
    • net start bits
    • net start msiserver
  • Restart your computer and try installing the Windows updates again

Resetting Windows Update Components and BITS Queue

To reset Windows Update Components and BITS Queue to fix the installation error 0x8024200B in Windows 10/11, follow these steps. First, open Command Prompt as an administrator. Then, type the following commands in the Command Prompt window:

net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver

Next, rename the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folders by entering the following commands:

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old

After that, restart the Windows Update and BITS services by typing the following commands:

net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver

Finally, restart your computer to apply the changes. This should reset the Windows Update Components and BITS Queue, resolving the installation error 0x8024200B in Windows 10/11.

Uninstalling Unnecessary Printer Drivers

To uninstall unnecessary printer drivers that may be causing the Windows Update Installation Error 0x8024200B in Windows 10/11, follow these steps:

1. First, open the Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + X and selecting “Control Panel” from the menu that appears.

2. In the Control Panel, click on “Hardware and Sound” and then select “Devices and Printers.”

3. Right-click on the printer driver you want to uninstall and select “Remove device” from the context menu.

4. If prompted, confirm the uninstallation of the printer driver.

5. After uninstalling the unnecessary printer drivers, restart your computer by clicking on the Start button, selecting the power icon, and choosing “Restart.”

By removing unnecessary printer drivers, you can potentially resolve the Windows Update Installation Error 0x8024200B and improve the overall performance of your system.

Utilizing System Tools: SFC and DISM Commands

Command Description
sfc /scannow Scans and repairs corrupted system files using the System File Checker tool.
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth Repairs the Windows image by using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool.
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