Update Failing with Error 0x8024200D in Windows 10

Windows 10 users encounter many issues while doing updates. One of these errors is error 0x8024200D. This error occurs when performing a Windows update; many encounters the error 0x8024200D after finishing the update file download during the process of installation of these files. If you are among those people and finding it challenging to solve the error, don’t worry, it is not a big issue. Here is the reason you should know behind the error and the solutions for the error 0x8024200D.

0x8024200D Update Failure Error in Windows 10

How to Fix Error Code 0x8024200D in Windows 10

The reason behind the error might be corrupted or missing files, which most often get corrupted while downloading the file if the system does not work correctly. So to continue with the installation, you have to replace the corrupted or missing files. Here are the two easy methods to overcome the difficulty faced by the error 0x8024200D.

Solution 1 ⇒ Run SFC (System File Checker) Scan

The system file checker tool is a tool to find and repair missing files and tools on windows operating systems. To run System file check scan use following steps:

Step 1 ⇒ First of all, open an elevated command prompt by clicking Start and type Command Prompt or cmd in the Search box.

Step 2 ⇒ Then, right-click Command Prompt, and click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

Step 3 ⇒ Then, at the command prompt, type the following command, and then press Enter:

C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /scannow

The scan will start, and the SFC tool will scan all the files and replace the corrupted file. Wait till the scan gets completed. Reinstall the update and see if an update occurs smoothly or not.

Solution 2 ⇒ Delete the Current Downloaded Update and Download the Windows Update Files Again

It is difficult for a standard user to find out which file is missing, so, in that case, deleting the current downloaded update and then updating it again will solve the issue. For this, you need to start your computer in safe mode.

Safe mode allows you to troubleshoot windows and determine the errors causing improper functioning of windows. You can boot your computer in safe mode by following the steps given below:

Step 1 ⇒ First of all, to bring troubleshooter hold Shift key and click Restart in the Windows Start menu.

Step 2 ⇒ Then, when the computer start, select Troubleshoot, then choose advanced and go to startup settings and select restart.

Step 3 ⇒ After your computer is rebooted, press the F4 key to select Enable Safe Mode.

Step 4 ⇒ Now, go to ‘C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download’ when your computer is in Safe Mode. Here all the downloaded update files are stored; now delete all the content of this folder.

Step 5 ⇒ After deleting the content of the folder, reboot your computer in normal mode.

Step 6 ⇒ At last, to do the update again, move to SettingsUpdate & security. Select ‘Check for updates’ and rerun the update process.

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Conclusion

These were the two methods to solve the error 0x8024200D. Hope you get your issue resolved after using these methods.