How to fix Windows update error 0x8024418?

Issue: Hello. This Windows update error 0x8024418 bothers me. I can't properly install the upgrade on my machine. It failed for me a few times already. Can I do something about it myself?

Solved Answer

The issue with a Feature Update installation on Windows is common for Windows 10 and Windows 11 users.[1] The issue for the particular Windows update error 0x8024418 report is the connection via a proxy server on the machine that is failing to install the upgrade. The stop indicates that servers receive the request, but the process cannot be completed.

The Windows Update service might not be running properly on the computer, so the issue occurs, and users cannot update their operating systems normally. There are various reports about this issue on user forums.[2] These reasons behind the error code can differ from incident to incident, so solutions are not universal, and we have gathered a few of them.

As for the common update errors, there are issues with space on the machine and even corrupted or damaged files in system folders. Malware[3] infections and compatibility issues often can cause Windows update error 0x8024418 or similar problems. It is because infiltrations and corruption of programs lead to altered or damaged files that later on interfere with update processes.

Windows update error 0x8024418

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This is one of the methods that help quickly and solves the issue or show if the problem with this Windows update error 0x8024418 is more serious or not. Other solutions include troubleshooting and resetting some of the services to see what has stopped the procedure.

Windows update error 0x8024418 fix

1. Troubleshoot

  1. Open settings by pressing Windows key + I.
  2. Select Update and security.
  3. On the left pane, select Troubleshoot.
  4. Under Additional Troubleshooter, select Windows Update.
  5. Click the Run the troubleshooter button.

2. Scan the machine for affected files

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  • Open command prompt (Run as administrator)
  • Type each command below and wait until the scan is completed:
    sfc /scannow
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

3. Restart Windows Update Service

  1. Type services in the Windows search bar and double-click on the Services app.
  2. Scroll down to the Windows Update service.
  3. Right-click on it and restart it.

4. Check the Proxy server settings

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  • Type inetcpl.cpl in Cortana search and press Enter.
  • Click on the Connections tab and move on to the Local Area Network (LAN) settings portion.
  • Perform a click on LAN settings button to quickly open a pop-up.
  • Uncheck the dialog box entitled with Use a proxy server for your LAN.
  • Now clock on the Ok button from the bottom of this page before closing it.

5. Disable Proxy Servers

  • Press the Windows key + I to open Windows Settings.
  • After that, click on Network & Internet.
  • Inside the Network Settings.
  • Click on Proxy from the side menu.
  • Make sure that Use a Proxy Server is turned off.

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