Hundreds of users trying to install the all-new Windows 10 update are lately encountering the annoying Update Error 0x80240fff. The Windows error is not only preventing the users from installing the updates but also keeping them away from performing the mundane tasks/
According to Microsoft, the Windows 10 Update Error 0x80240fff is might related to the matching Product and Category names. For instance, when a user creates a product within System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) named ‘Tools’, it might create an issue. It confuses the PC while evaluating the categories as now, you have a product named ‘Tools’ and & update classification as ‘Tools’, due to which, the Error 0x80240fff occurs on Windows PCs.
Why Windows 10 Update Error 0x80240fff Occurs?
There are a lot of undefined reasons for this particular error, while some common causes are: Internet Connection Issues, Firewall Hinderance, Damaged Windows Update or Corrupted Windows System Files.
Best Ways To Fix Windows 10 Update Error 0x80240fff?
Try the below-mentioned ways to update error 0x80240fff on your Windows 10.
METHOD 1. Running Windows Update Troubleshooter
To solve certain issues like Internet connectivity, Network Adapter functionality & Windows update running, execute the Windows Update Troubleshooter on your system.
Step 1- Go to Search box & type Troubleshoot > choose ‘Troubleshoot Settings’ from the results.
Step 2- Under Update & Security, choose the Troubleshoot option from the left-panel.
Step 3- Click on Windows Update from the right window & choose Run the Troubleshooter option.
Step 4- If there are any issues, Windows Troubleshooter will automatically detect them and fixed.
This can help you fix general technical issues as well as the updates problem.
METHOD 2. Restarting Background Intelligent Transfer Services (BITS)
Follow the instructions below to restart the service:
Step 1- Launch Run Window (Press Windows + R) > Type services.msc, and press enter.
Step 2- Find (BITS) Background Intelligent Transfer Service, and right-click on it to go to its Properties.
Step 3- Head towards General tab > Startup type. Make sure that Automatic (Delayed Start) is already selected on the General tab, next to Startup Type. If it’s not, then click on the Apply button.
Step 4- Next to the Service tab, check if the service is restarted. If not, click the Start button.
METHOD 3. Disable Your VPN Software
Several Windows users have repaired the update error 0x80240fff by merely disabling their VPN solution. So, even if you’re using any of the VPN software on your PC, try disabling it & check for the updates. There’s a high probability that it would solve your problem without any hassles.
METHOD 4- Try Resetting Windows Update Services
In most of the cases, resetting certain Windows update services helped users to fix the majority of the system issues. So, it’s worth trying to fix this update error as well.
To see if it works for you, follow the steps below & solve the update error 0x80240fff.
Step 1- Launch Command Prompt on your system, and Run it as an Administrator.
Step 2- Next, you have to kill the following processes: MSI Installer, Windows Update Services, BITS, Cryptographic. Just execute the command lines mentioned below:
Step 3- Type:
net stop msiserver
net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
net stop cryptSvc
Do not forget to press Enter after each command line.
Step 4- Next, you are required to rename the Catroot2 & Software Distribution folders. To do so, execute the command mentioned below:
ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
Step 5 – Once done, start the MSI Installer & other services again to see if this solves your Windows 10 update error 0x80240fff. To start them, execute the following commands below:
net start msiserver
net start wuauserv
net start bits
net start cryptSvc
METHOD 5- Disable Firewall Protection
In certain scenarios, the security programs obstruct the Windows update that triggers the error message 0x80240fff. Temporarily disabling the Security solution, or Firewall has no harm as such, probably it’s the easiest yet quickest way to resolve your issue.
If none of the methods was able to resolve your issue. We recommend using the Advanced System Optimizer tool that can scan all the basic, yet advanced problems related to your Windows PC. The software has capabilities to locate and fix corrupt Windows files as well. Running a single scan, worked out for most of the users. Additionally, the software would also help in boosting system performance!
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