Windows update error 0x8024402F is an error code that is associated with connection problems while installing your Windows Update. It means that:

  • You might be having an issue with your internet connection. (Or)
  • Your Microsoft Update server might be corrupted.

To resolve the 0x8024402F error, execute the following instructions:

  • On your Windows computer, open Start and type Recovery options.
  • Open Recovery options. Go to the Advanced startup section and click the Restart Now button.
  • In the Choose an option window, click the Troubleshoot option.
  • In the Troubleshoot window, select Advanced options.
  • Under Advanced options, choose Startup Settings. Next, press the Restart button.
  • Now, press the F4 key on your keyboard.
  • Open a folder. Navigate to C:\.
  • In C:\, open the Windows folder. Go to the SoftwareDistribution folder and delete all the contents from it.
  • Finally, restart your Windows computer.
Windows Update Error 0x8024402f

In case the above method fails, follow the steps given below:

  • On your Windows computer, open Start and type CMD.
  • Right-click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
  • Click the Yes button to fix your windows update error 0x8024402f.
  • Type in the following commands in your Command Prompt window. Do not forget to press the Enter key after entering each line.
  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver
  • net stop AppIDSvc
  • Press Enter.
  • Next, type these commands. Here also, remember to press Enter after every line.
  • Ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  • Ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
  • net start wuauserv
  • net start cryptSvc
  • net start bits
  • net start msiserver
  • net start AppIDSvc
  • exit
  • Press the Enter key.
  • Next, open Start. Type in Powershell.
  • Right-click Windows Powershell and choose the Run as administrator option.
  • Click the Yes button.
  • Now, type in wuauclt.exe /updatenow. Press Enter.
  • Type exit. Press exit.

Restart your Windows computer. Your Windows update error 0x8024402F would have been resolved by now.