[Fix] Windows Update Error 0x8024a223 in Windows 10

When you attempt to scan for updates or when installing an update, the Windows Update page may throw the error 0x8024a223. Here is the full error message verbatim:

There were some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x8024a223)

Windows Update Error 0x8024a223

This article tells you how to fix Windows Update error 0x8024a223.

[Fix] Windows Update Error 0x8024a223 in Windows 10

Step 1: Restart Windows 10

Restarting Windows may fix the problem in some cases. If this doesn’t help, proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Repair Windows Update Components Using DISM & SFC

Windows updates and service packs may fail to install if there are corruption errors. For example, an update might not install if a system file is damaged. The DISM tool may help you to fix some Windows corruption errors. The DISM and the System File Checker (SFC) tools help you restore missing or outdated components as well as fix many Windows Update errors. Follow these steps:

  1. Open an elevated or admin command prompt.
  2. Type the following command, and then press Enter.
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

    dism online restorehealth
    When you run the above command, DISM uses Windows Update to provide the files that are required to fix corruptions. However, if your Windows Update client is already broken, use a running Windows installation as the repair source, or use a Windows side-by-side folder from a network share or from a removable media, such as the Windows DVD or flash drive, as the source of the files.

    Also, make sure that the Build level of the repair source matches with the Windows 10 build installed in the system. You can slipstream Windows 10 updates with the most recent ISO and create a setup media. See article Slipstream Windows 10: Integrate Updates with Original Setup Disk for more information.

    Optionally, to run DISM mentioning a repair source, run the following command instead:

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:C:\RepairSource /LimitAccess

    (Replace the C:\RepairSource\placeholder with the location of your repair source.)

  3. Once the DISM command completes, run the following command:
    sfc /scannow

    (For detailed information on DISM and SFC commands, refer article Repair Windows 10 Using DISM and SFC.)

Step 3 – Reset Windows Update Components and its Store folders

If none of the above steps help, perform the general Windows Update troubleshooting procedure explained in article Windows Update Error – General Troubleshooting.The following procedures are explained in that article:

  • Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
  • Reset the SoftwareDistribution folder & Rename Catroot2 folder
  • Download Standalone Update directly from MU Catalog
  • Fix Windows Update by running DISM (already covered in this article)

That’s it! The DISM & Sfc commands, or the Windows Update general troubleshooting procedure should fix Windows Update error 0x8024a223 on your Windows 10 computer.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

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