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 when trying to install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable[1] or when using Windows Store on Windows 8 or 8.1 operating system (OS), although users who prefer Windows 10 also complained about the issue. The problem with the error usually lies within Windows Registry[2] – some bugs are present or that some files might be missing from it. Thus, to fix 0x80240017 error, you will have to try several different methods listed below.

0x80240017 error pop up (which does not bring many leads to confused users) states the following :

Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86) – 14.0.23026

Setup Failed

One or more issues caused the setup to fail. Please fix the issues and then retry setup. For more information see the log file.

0x80240017 – Unspecified error

0x80240017 error fix

Because of this 0x80240017 error, it might be difficult to install software updates, download apps or generally to perform 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.

While it might be quite challenging to fix 0x80240017 error, 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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Fix 1. Run wsreset command

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  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.Reset Windows store
  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.

Fix 2. Fix 0x80240017 error using Windows Troubleshooter

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  1. Click Search in Charm bar and type in Troubleshooting. Select the first search result.
  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.Run troubleshooter
  5. Close the troubleshooter and try to install the program you wanted to get again.

Fix 3. Boot in the Safe mode with networking

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This technique you are going to Boot in the Safe mode[3] 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.Boot in Safe Mode
  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.Reset your Windows OS

How to fix 0x80240017 error on Windows 10?

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Fix 1. Run System Update Readiness Command

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  1. Open Command Prompt as the admin of the PC. Type in Command Prompt into the search box and select Run as administrator by right-clicking on search results.
  2. Type or copy paste this line in: “DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth” and push Enter.Run DISM scam
  3. Again, type or just copy paste this line: “DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth” and hit 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.

Fix 2. Reset Windows Update components manually

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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. Type in Command Prompt into the search box and select Run as administrator by right-clicking on search results.
  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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