How to fix 0x80240017 error?

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Issue: How to fix 0x80240017 error?

Hello. When I try to install any program to my computer (I am using Windows 8 operating system), I receive the 0x80240017 error. What is it? It actually makes me nervous because I do not know how to fix this issue! Can you help me out?

Solved Answer


The 0x80240017 error can occur if you are using either Windows 8 or 8.1 operating system (OS). Some users of Windows 10 OS have also stated complaints about 0x80240017 error. This error means that there are some bugs in your Windows Registry or that some files might be missing from it. Because of this 0x80240017 error, it might be difficult to install software updates, download apps or generally to do any modifications to your computer at all. Moreover, your computer might become slightly unresponsive, and it might not be able to recognize certain external devices, for example, gaming equipment.

However, it is quite challenging to perform a 0x80240017 error fix. We have prepared instructions for you how to do it – just carefully follow the steps below:

How to fix 0x80240017 error on Windows 8 and 8.1 OS?

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Method 1.

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. When the Windows starts, log in with the admin account.
  3. Once the Windows have fully loaded up, go to your Desktop.
  4. Click and hold the Windows key and push R button at once to open the Run Command.
  5. Type “wsreset.exe” and push Enter.
  6. Wait until this process reboots the Windows Store.
  7. Try to install your desired application again.

This simple method is usual the one that fixes the 0x80240017 error. However, there is an alternative way to fix 0x80240017.

Method 2.

Fix 0x80240017 error using Windows Troubleshooter.

  1. Click “Search” in Charm bar and type in “Troubleshooting”. Select the first search result then.
  2. When the setup window opens, then click View all, which is on the left side of the window.
  3. Scroll down and find “Windows Update” option. Click on it.
  4. Then Windows Update Troubleshooter should show up. Click on Next, agree with the demand to get administrator’s permission, and this troubleshooter will find the problem related to the 0x80240017 error.
  5. Close the troubleshooter and try to install the program you wanted to get again.

Method 3.

This technique you are going to Boot in the Safe mode with networking. You will see if the error is related to Windows Store.

  1. Search for “MSCONFIG” and open it.
  2. Click on the Boot Tab.
  3. Select Safe Boot in the Boot Option.
  4. Choose network.
  5. Hit Apply and OK.
  6. Restart your system.
  7. Try to open Windows Store and download the application that you wanted. The 0x80240017 error should be gone.

If these methods do not work, try to refresh your system without affecting your files and data:

  1. Search for “Refresh”;
  2. Select “Refresh this PC without affecting your files”;
  3. Start it.

How to fix 0x80240017 error in Windows 10?

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There are two methods how you can do it:

Method 1. Run System Update Readiness Command

  1. Open Command Prompt as the admin of the PC. Right click on Start button > Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Type or copy paste this line in: “DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth” and push Enter.
  3. Again, type or just copy paste this line: “DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth” and push Enter.
  4. Close the Command Prompt Window.
  5. Try to download your preferred app and see if the 0x80240017 error still shows up.
  6. If this fix technique does not work, scroll down to the next error fix option.

Method 2. Reset Windows Update components manually

NOTE: Use this method only in case none of the previously suggested methods worked. This method is a bit more complicated.

  1. Open Command Prompt as the admin of the PC. Right click on Start button > Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Type in each command one after another. Push Enter after each of the lines.
  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop bits
  • net stop msiserver
  • 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

After you enter all these commands, shut the Command Prompt window and reboot your computer.

These commands you have just performed stopped Windows Update Services, Cryptographic, Background Intelligent Transfer Service and MSI Installer, then renamed folder SoftwareDistribution to SoftwareDistribution.old and Catroot2 to Catroot2.old. Then the processes that were stopped for a while were started again.

In case none of these methods helped to resolve the 0x80240017 error, we recommend using RegCure Pro program. It is a powerful software that can fix various Windows errors.

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