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:
This article tells you how to fix Windows Update error
[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 The DISM and the System File Checker (SFC) tools help you restore missing or outdated components as well as fix many Windows Update errors.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:
- Open an elevated or admin command prompt.
- Type the following command, and then press Enter.
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
Note: 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
C:\RepairSource\placeholder with the location of your repair source.)
- Once the DISM command completes, run the following command:
(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
SoftwareDistributionfolder & Rename
- Download Standalone Update directly from MU Catalog
- Fix Windows Update by running DISM (already covered in this article)
That’s it! The
Sfc commands, or the Windows Update general troubleshooting procedure should fix Windows Update error
0x8024a223 on your Windows 10 computer.
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