How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x80244007?

Issue: Hello. Each attempt to update Windows 10 ends up with an error 0x80244007. I haven’t installed updates for quite a long time, so I’m a little bit worried about my PCs stability. Could you please help? I don't know what to do further.

Solved Answer

Windows Update Error 0x80244007 has been recently included in the database of the current Windows 10 bugs.[1] Although Microsoft did not officially acknowledge it yet, IT technicians have already analyzed this bug and agree upon the fact that it is yet another Windows Update service issue, which might have been triggered by corrupted Windows update files, damaged registries, failure of Windows Update components, and similar.

However, judging from people’s reports, deleting the content from the Software Distribution folder seems to be the solution. This folder contains temporary Windows Store files, which may be required to install Windows Updates. If, for example, some of the files stored in the Software Distribution folder are damaged, they may interfere with the installation of the new Windows updates.

The Error 0x80244007 may display various messages and different reasons, but the code remains the same.[2] Follow our methods further if you encountered a similar message that reads the following:

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: (0x80244007).

Windows Update Error 0x80244007Yet another Windows update error appears with a code 0x80244007.

Fixing Windows Update Error 0x80244007

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Many general methods can be applied to fix Windows Update errors. For example, Microsoft usually recommends people to run Windows Update Troubleshooter.[3] To launch the tool, you should type Troubleshooting into Windows 10 Search and select the first matching option. Then select Fix Problems with Windows Updates link under System and Security.

Finally, click Next and wait for the scan to be executed. Unfortunately, most of the people did not manage to fix the 0x80244007 error by running Windows Update Troubleshooter because the latter delivers errors as well. We would also recommend running a scan with a powerful anti-malware. In this particular case, you would kill two birds with one stone by selecting FortectMac Washing Machine X9 because it functions as an optimization tool and powerful anti-malware in tandem.

Option 1. Delete the content of the Software Distribution folder

  1. Right-click on Windows key and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    Command prompt with admin rightsFix Windows Update Error 0x80244007 by entering specific commands.
  2. Click Yes on the UAC.
  3. Copy and paste the commands given below and press Enter after each of them:
    net stop wuauserv
    del C:\\Windows\\SoftwareDistribution\\DataStore\\Datastore.edb
    net start wuauserv
    wuauclt /detectnow

Option 2. Reset Windows Update Components

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  1. Press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Click Yes on the UAC pop-u.
  3. Now stop MSI Installer, Windows Update Services, BITS services. For this purpose, copy and paste the following commands in the Command Prompt dialog. Press Enter after each.
    net stop wuauserv
    net stop cryptSvc
    net stop bits
    net stop msiserver
  4. The rename the Catroot2 and SoftwareDistribution folders. Copy and paste the ren C:\\Windows\\System32\\catroot2 Catroot2.old and ren C:\\Windows\\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old commands in the Command Prompt dialog and press Enter after each of them.
  5. Finally, restart MSI Installer, Windows Update Services, BITS services. To do so, copy and paste the commands given below and press Enter after each:
    net start wuauserv
    net start cryptSvc
    net start bits
    net start msiserver
  6. Close Command Prompt and try to install the updates.

Option 3. Update Windows again

There are a few updates that had issues, but recently they have been fixed. If you update the operating system to the more recent one, your problems should be gone.

Option 4. System restore feature

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  1. Start the device and log on as an administrator.
  2. Click the Start button and select All programs. Accessories, System tools.
  3. Click System Restore.
  4. Then restore the computer to a previous state.
    Fix Windows Update Error 0x80244007Restore the system to a previous state.
  5. Choose an option and select next.
  6. Choose the most recent point to restore the device to.
  7. Restart the PC after this.

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