Error 0x8024001e in Windows Update [Solved]

Find out quick and seamless solutions to this tricky error

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Key notes

  • Error 0x8024001e is mostly associated with missing .dll files or third-party antivirus interference. 
  • You can either manually download the missing .dll files or use specialized software that is both safer and quicker.
  • Run the Windows 10 Update Assistant to perform the OS update successfully.
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Error 0x8024001e is a Windows Update error that restricts Windows from installing system updates and updating applications. For example, the full message states that Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x8024001e.

In this article, we will look into a few troubleshooting steps to resolve the Windows Update error and address why the error occurs in the first place.

What is error #0x8024001e?

The error 0x8024001e on SCCM usually arises due to conflicts and restrictions, as with other Windows Update errors. The most common reasons are the following:

  • Third-party antivirus – Antiviruses can mistake safe processes and deem them harmful. To ensure it is not interfering with the update process, we recommend that you temporarily disable it or uninstall it altogether.
  • Missing DLL files – When a particular.dll file cannot be located when a process is being executed, it might result in various system and update issues. You can manually download the missing files or use specialized and safe software to do this automatically.
  • Malware infection – Malware is a sort of software that is intentionally designed to harm the computer of its target. And this may be the reason behind the 0x8024001e update error. Fix it by following our fifth solution below and our guide on recovering after an infection.

Moreover, you may encounter the following error variations:

  • Scan failed with error = 0x8024001e: It’s usually the corrupt system files to blame for the error.
  • Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x8024001e: The Windows Update error prevents users from installing the latest version of the OS.
  • Xbox error code 0x8024001e or Xbox game pass error code 0x8024001e: Some users also reported the 0x8024001e error when trying to install the Xbox app from the Microsoft Store.
  • Error code: 0x8024001e when I try to install Forza Horizon 4: The error also appears when downloading games from the Xbox app using Game Pass in Windows.
  • 0x8024001e server 2016: Windows Server 2016 users also reported the 0x8024001e error when installing updates.
  • Error 0x8024001e Windows 7, 10, 11: Every recent iteration of Windows has thrown the 0x8024001e error when updating the OS, from Windows 7 to Windows 11.
  • 0x8024001e intune: One of the solutions listed here should help get things running.
  • Microsoft Store 0x8024001e: The 0x8024001e error has been reported while downloading apps from the dedicated Microsoft Store, and it’s generally the corrupt cache to blame.

You might also use our guide on how to fix Windows Update error 0x8024a21e because it is similar. Without further ado, let’s jump right in!

How can I fix Windows Update error 0x8024001e?

Before moving on to more complex troubleshooting solutions, make sure you do the following:

1. Fix or replace missing DLL files

Many systems and update errors occur when the running process fails to find a certain .dll file. Or the file is different than expected, and such an unexpected error occurs.

When this happens, the fastest and most natural choice is to make sure all the .dll files are where they are supposed to be and in their original version.

To achieve this, we can use an automated tool that scans the computer, checks the findings against the known .dll files and their contents, and if it finds a mismatch or a missing file, it restores it.

2. Restart the Windows Update service & replace SoftwareDistribution

  1. Tap Windows, then enter cmd and select Run as administrator.cmd-run-admin 0x80070002 windows update
  2. Type the following command, then press Enter to restart the Windows Update service and replace the Software Distribution folder: net stop wuauserv rename c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old net start wuauservnet-stop-wauser 0x8024001e

This will restart the service in case it has been stopped. Once the process is complete, restart your computer to check if the error persists. If it does, move on to the next solution.

If your Windows Update Service registration is missing or corrupt, follow our dedicated guide to fix it quickly and easily.

3. Use the Update Assistant

  1. Go to Microsoft’s official page and click Update now under the Windows 10 update.update-now 0x8024001e
  2. Double-click the file downloaded to run the Update Assistant, then click the Update now button.update-now-w10 0x8024001e

4. Perform a clean boot then update your OS

A practical method to use for solving the 0x8024001e error for Windows Updates is to clean boot your PC and try to update the operating system.

1. Press Windows then enter msconfig in the search box and press Enter.

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2. Find the Services tab, and tick the Hide all Microsoft services box, then select Disable all.

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3. Navigate to the Startup tab then click Open Task Manager.

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4. Select any startup program you think might be interfering then choose Disable.

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5. Close Task Manager, click OK in the System Configuration window, and reboot your PC.

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6. Next, press Windows + I to open the Settings app and select Update & Security.

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7. And lastly, click the Check for updates button in order to install the OS updates that you need.

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5. Perform a virus scan

  1. Press Windows, then type virus & threat protection and click the top result.virus-threat 0x8024001e
  2. Select Scan options.scan-opt full screen game keeps minimizing
  3. Select the Full scan option.full-scan-w10 full screen game keeps minimizing

After this, you can attempt to update your OS once more, as the 0x8024001e 21h2 error won’t appear anymore.

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Error 0x8024001e can affect all Windows features, not just the Updates Center, and keep you from enjoying your favorite apps.

The Microsoft Store is a frequent target for this error code, so you might want to sort that out and start downloading quickly.

How do I fix Microsoft/Windows Store error code 0x8024001e?

  1. Use the WSReset.exe troubleshooting tool to reset the Microsoft Store cache. (Don’t worry, this action will not purge your settings or apps). To run it, type wsreset in the search box next to the Start menu and select Run command when it prompts you to.
  2. Alternatively, you can also run the Store troubleshooter. First, open the Settings app by pressing Windows +, then go to Update & Security.update-securty-w10 opera keeps crashing
  3. Select Troubleshoot in the left pane, then Additional troubleshooters. troubleshoot-aditional can't remove bluetooth device windows 10
  4. Finally, identify the Microsoft/Windows Store troubleshooter and click on Run the 0x8024001e

Once done, the Microsoft Store 0x8024001e error will be fixed. However, if you need an extra helping hand, check out our this complete guide on fixing Microsoft Store error codes.

Hopefully, one of these solutions worked for you. If not, try contacting Microsoft Support.

If you have any other suggestions or questions, please leave them in the comments section below, and we’ll be sure to check them out.

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