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Windows 7: Instant Windows Update error 8024402C

25 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Instant Windows Update error 8024402C

Hello. It appears I'm unable to update my Windows Home Premium 64bit.

It's a problem I've had for a long time, and stupidly enough, forgot about. I just recently noticed
again that my pc never has Windows Updates, and when I tried to click the Windows Update button,
I get: Windows Update encountered and unknown error. Code 8024402C

Screenshot of the error:
Instant Windows Update error 8024402C-updateerror.jpg

Zipped CBS folder:

Also of note: I've experienced a startup issue twice now this week. Windows appeared to be unable
to start up, and I had to use Startup Repair. Might be related.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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26 Aug 2013   #2

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)

There are no significant errors in either CBS or CheckSUR logs - but the older CBSPersist logs are almost a year old, which would tend to indicate that the system hasn't been working properly during that period.

This is a relatively rare error, and so far we've been unable to find a root cause - or a solution.
Windows Update error 8024402C may help
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29 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Alright, I'm not sure how, but it's fixed. I've cleaned up registry, did a couple of scans, checked every setting and fiddled with some things I read might be related with problems with Windows Update and svchost, and it's fixed. There's probably still an underlying root cause, and I'm going to have it checked out soon, but for now, I've got the latest updates. Thanks anyway.
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