Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows Update Error code 8024800A

27 Mar 2013   #11

Windows 8.1 Update x64 Professional

Still no joy. To make matters worse, holding down F8 to prevent Windows starting so that I can do the renaming in DOS has no effect. It's an Asus Ultrabook with an always-on style of system installation.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2013   #12

Windows 8.1 Update x64 Professional

Finally... I'd been restarting Windows rather than cold booting, but I thought it was worth trying. As soon as I shut down, up came a message saying it was installing 11 updates. Why these weren't being applied before when I restarted, I've no idea.

Booted the PC and checked Windows Update. Two updates: one important and one optional. Selected them both. They were downloaded but failed to install. Message code was 8024402C. Tried again with the same result. Left it for a couple of hours in case it was a Microsoft server error (sometimes happens), then tried once more. This time it all went smoothly.

Why Microsoft couldn't identify the incomplete installs as the initial problem, and why the installs weren't completed during a restart, remains a mystery. However, all is good again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2013   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Installs are never started during a restart operation - but are 'forced' during a shutdown.

Thanks for the detail - it's something I'd not considered before!
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Windows Update Error code 8024800A

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Update fails in Update Check. Error code C80003FA.
Hello, I recieve error C80003FA whenever I do a Windows Update run. It doesn't get past the stage of checking for updates. I've tried several fixes including: - Waiting 15 minutes and running Windows Update again. - Letting Windows Update run on its own schedule. - SFC /Scannow -...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Update Error, Error Code 80070643, Code 9C57
Computer model: Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 OS: Windows 7 SP1 Processor: Intel Core i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.60GHz RAM: 4 GB (3.89 GB usable) System type: 64-bit CBS Log - Google Drive I ran the SURT tool Windows6.1-KB947821-v34-x64.msu.
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Update fails to update, error code 800F081F
My Windows Update has been failing to update for a while now and I can't seem to find the solution. Here's the run-down of what happens step by step: Launch an update scan for Windows Update It scans for a few seconds then says: Once I click Install it begins to "Install and Update," but then...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows update error code 2 on installing security update .NETF 4.52
Hi everybody I get windows update error code 2 on installing Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 on Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 x64 (KB2978128) I have also some other errors installing Internet Explorer 11. I have used "sfc /scannow" command...
Windows Updates & Activation
windows update error (code 9c48 and code 9c57)
i having problem with this windows update here is zip for CBS thanks!!!
Windows Updates & Activation

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:53.
Twitter Facebook Google+