Windows 10 update error 0x80240fff and four ways to fix it

Don’t you hate it when your PC shows some error? It can be while doing anything at all. However, you don’t really need to fret about anything. If there are dll issues, you can go right here. If Windows 10 updates error 0x80240fff issue popping up, we are for the rescue. We understand how annoying it gets when this happens. In order to troubleshoot this issue, we first need to understand why this error occurs? Also, we will talk about four easy methods to fix it.

What is the update error code 0x80240fff, and why does it occur?

Update error code 0x80240fff is a very common issue for windows, ten users, especially for those who use windows ten build 10240. This error does not let the user install updates and prevent users from using all the latest features. It can also cause some serious issues by putting the computer at risk.

This may happen when a product uses a name that matches a category or folder name that exists in your system files. The system gets confused about where to install updates between the categories with the same names. When this happens, the update will fail to install.

Common reasons for error code 0x80240fff

This error mostly occurs in windows ten build version 10240 than other windows versions. But some other common causes are listed below.

1. When system files are corrupt.

2. When the firewall is not working properly.

3. When the internet connection is unavailable or not stable.

4. When updating, the service is damaged.

5. When windows have not been updated for a long period of time.

How to fix the update error code 0x80240fff?

As said earlier, we have curated four easy ways to fix this issue. Let’s go through these methods.

1.   Using windows update troubleshooter

So we know that the error is related to windows update, so the first thing that comes in handy is, using windows update troubleshooter. This basically checks these major things-

       Your internet connection

       Whether windows update service is running or not

       Network adapter functionality.

In order to use this method, you need to follow these steps

i. Press Windows+X then select the control panel.

ii. Find the search box and type troubleshooter.

iii. When troubleshooting shows up, the clock on it.

iv. Find system and security.

v. Click on fix problems with windows updates.

vi. Make sure you are connected to the internet before running the troubleshooter.

vii. Your system will try to resolve the issue. If the error is related to any of the earlier mentioned factors, it will be resolved.

2. By restarting Background Intelligent Transfer Services (BITS)

You can also try restarting the Background Intelligent Transfer Services (BITS) simply by following these steps.

i. Press the Windows + R key to open the run dialogue box or right-click on the taskbar from the left and select Run from the options menu.

ii. Type msc in the box

iii. In the list of services, find Background Intelligent Transfer Services (BITS)

iv. Right-click on the service and select the restart option.

v. Now double click on the BITS to open the properties window, make sure it is set as automatic (delayed start). Click apply

vi. Now you can try installing the updates to check if it is working.

Many users, who tried these methods, reported that this does not work; if this is not working for your system, you can try other methods.

3. Disable firewall

Windows Firewall protects your PC, but because of that, it also interferes with some windows activities and causes errors. All you need to do is disable the Windows firewall temporarily and check if it is the reason behind the update error 0x80240fff.

Here is how to do it

i. Press Windows+ R  to open a Run dialogue box

ii. Write control panel, and system and security

iii. Select windows firewall and turn it off

iv. Opt for the option that says turn off windows firewall in private and public network options

v. Again, start the update to check if it works

If the problem persists, then turn the firewall ON again, and try using the next method.

4.   Check for corrupt system files

If none of these methods works, you need to find corrupt system files and fix them using an SFC scan. Follow along with the given steps to fix this issue.

i. Go to windows search and type cmd

ii. When the black window appears, choose Run as administrator

iii. In command prompt type ‘SFC/scannow' press enter to run the command

iv. The scan will take some time to finish. The SFC scan searches for the potential errors in your system and automatically fixes them.

v. After the scan is done, restart your computer system and try installing the updates again.

Note- Finding error code 0x80240fff has different methods for windows ten pro users and windows ten home users.

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