How to fix Windows update error 80240025?

Issue: Hello. I tried to install the latest update on my Windows computer but it did not work and I received an 80240025 error. How do I fix it?

Solved Answer

Windows is generally easy to use. However, the operating system relies on updates to keep running smoothly. Microsoft regularly releases new fixes for bugs, security issues, or even new features so it is important to install the updates as soon as they come out.[1] Unfortunately, sometimes users encounter errors when attempting to do so.

Recently, some users received the 80240025 update error. When an error code such as this appears, Windows cannot finish updating the operating system. The most common reasons for this include incorrect user input and accidentally deleted files from the registry that now cause system malfunctions, corrupted files, and update components. In this guide, you will find 5 steps that should help you fix them.

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How to fix Windows update error 80240025

Method 1. Fix Corrupted System Files

Use Command Prompt commands to repair system file corruption:

  • Open Command Prompt as administrator
  • Use the following command and press Enter:
    sfc /scannow

Fix Corrupted System Files

  • Reboot your system
  • If SFC returned an error, then use the following command lines, pressing Enter after each:
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Method 2. Use the Update Troubleshooter

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  • Press the Windows + X keys and go to Settings
  • Go to Update and Security
  • Click Troubleshooter
  • Select Additional troubleshooters
  • Run the Update troubleshooter

Use the Update Troubleshooter

  • Restart

Method 3. Disable a Registry Key

  • Press Windows key + R to open up a Run dialog box
  • Type regedit and press Enter
  • Navigate to the following location:


  • Double-click on DisableWindowsUpdateAccess
  • Set the Base to Hexadecimal, and the Value data to 0

Disable a Registry Key

  • Reboot your computer

Method 4. Reset Windows Update Components

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  • Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box
  • Type cmd and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open up an elevated Command Prompt
  • Type the following commands in order and press Enter after each one:

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

Reset Windows Update Components

  • Restart your computer

Method 5. Install the Update Manually

Whenever Windows updates fail to install automatically, you can always try doing it manually. First, you need to find out which KB number is relevant to you.

  • Right-click Start button and pick Settings
  • Go to Update & Security
  • On the right, locate and click View update history

Install the Update Manually

  • From the list, note the KB number that fails to install with the error code
  • Go to Microsoft Update Catalog page, type in the KB number and press Search

Install the Update Manually2

  • Download the update and install it manually

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