Every operating system needs to be updated in order to protect you from threats, but it seems that some Windows 10 users are having problems with updating Windows 10. Instead of updates users are getting update error 0x80245006, so let’s see if we can fix this.
How to Fix Update Error 0x80245006 in Windows 10
Error 0x80245006 can appear in various circumstances, and speaking of this error, these are some of the most common problems that users reported:
- Windows Update fail 0x80245006 – This error message usually occurs while trying to use Windows Update. If you encounter this problem, try running Windows Update Troubleshooter or check your proxy settings.
- Code: 0x80245006 Windows Store – Several users reported this error message while using Windows Store. If you encounter it, make sure that your antivirus isn’t interfering with your network connection. In addition, you can also try disabling startup applications on your PC.
- Windows 8.1 error 80245006 – This error can appear on any version of Windows and both Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 users reported it. However, the solutions are almost the same for both versions.
- Server 2016 0x80245006 – This problem can also appear in Windows Server 2016, and if you encounter it, you should be able to fix it using one of our solutions.
Downloading updates is important if you want to keep your computer safe and receive new features for your operating system. Since updates are so important you can see why update error 0x80245006 can cause so much trouble by preventing the download of Windows 10 updates. Not only that your system could become vulnerable, but at the same time you might miss new features that Microsoft is developing for Windows 10. So how can you fix update error 0x80245006 on Windows 10?
Solution 1 – Remove AdFender software
AdFender is a system-wide adblocking software that allows you to use Microsoft Edge without ads. Although this tool sounds great, it has been discovered by users that this tool has one major flaw. According to users, AdFender will block Windows updates, so you won’t be able to update your Windows 10. As you can see, AdFender is the cause of 0x80245006 update error and only solution is to remove AdFender if you have it installed.
There are several ways to remove an application, but the best way is to use uninstaller software. If you’re looking for an uninstaller, we suggest you try IOBit Uninstaller (free), Revo Uninstaller or Ashampoo Uninstaller. All these tools are simple to use, and using these tools you should be able to remove any application completely from your PC. If you don’t use AdFender, you should check out our next solution.
Solution 2 – Check your proxy settings
If you’re using proxy you might be blocking Windows updates without knowing it. To fix this follow these instructions:
- Press Windows Key + S and enter internet options. Select Internet Options from the list of results.
- Click Connections tab and then click LAN Settings.
- Click Advanced.
- Find the Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning with input field and enter the following addresses into it:
Save your changes. You might have to restart your computer before the changes are applied.
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Solution 3 – Check your antivirus software
Using an antivirus software is rather important, but sometimes your antivirus software can interfere with Windows 10 and cause 0x80245006 error to appear. To fix the problem, you need to open your antivirus application and try disabling certain features in and see if that solves the problem.
It’s possible that your antivirus firewall is blocking Windows Update by accident, so try disabling it and check if that solves the issue. If you can’t fix the problem, you can also try disabling your antivirus temporarily. In some cases, the only way to fix the problem is to remove your antivirus.
Keep in mind that removing your antivirus can leave your system vulnerable, so if your antivirus is the problem, we advise you to switch to a different antivirus solution. There are many great antivirus applications on the market, but currently, the best are Bitdefender, BullGuard, and Panda Antivirus, so feel free to try any of these tools.
Solution 4 – Use Windows Update troubleshooter
Many users experienced error 0x80245006 while trying to download Windows Updates. This problem can prevent you from downloading any new updates and leave your computer vulnerable. However, you might be able to fix the problem by using the Windows Update troubleshooter.
Windows Update Troubleshooter is a small tool created by Microsoft that can scan your PC and fix many update-related issues. The tool is simple to use and in order to use it, you just have to download and run it on your PC. You can download Windows Update Troubleshooter from Microsoft’s website for free.
After running the troubleshooter, check if the problem with Windows Update still persists.
Solution 5 – Check if the necessary services are running
In order for Windows 10 to download and install updates, you need to be sure that the necessary services are running properly. If the required services aren’t running, you’ll encounter error 0x80245006 while using Windows Update. However, you can fix that problem simply by enabling the necessary services. To do that, follow these steps:
- Press Windows Key + R and enter services.msc. Now press Enter or click OK.
- When Services window opens, locate Background Intelligent Transfer Service and check its status. If the service status isn’t set to Running, right click the Background Intelligent Transfer Service and choose Start from the menu.
- Repeat the previous step for Windows Update and Workstation services. After doing that, close the Services window.
After doing that, you need to disable certain services with Command Prompt. This is rather simple and you can do it by following these steps:
- Press Windows Key + X or right click the Start Button. Now choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu. If Command Prompt isn’t available, you can also use PowerShell (Admin).
- When Command Prompt opens, enter the following commands:
- 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
After all commands are executed, close Command Prompt and restart your PC. Once the PC restarts, check if the problem is resolved. Several users reported that this solution fixed the problem for them so be sure to try it out.
Solution 5 – Perform a Clean boot
If you’re having error 0x80245006, the problem might be related to third-party applications or services. To fix the problem, it’s advised to find a problematic app or service and remove it from your PC. There are several ways to do it, but the simplest one is to perform a Clean boot. To do that, just follow these simple steps:
- Press Windows Key + R and enter msconfig. Now press Enter or click OK.
- System Configuration window will now appear. Go to Services tab and check Hide all Microsoft services. Now click on Disable all.
- Navigate to Startup tab and click on Open Task Manager.
- List of startup applications will now appear. Right click the first item on the list and choose Disable from the menu. Repeat this step for all startup applications on the list.
- Once you’re done, right close Task Manager and go back to System Configuration window. Click on Apply and OK to save changes and restart your PC.
One your PC restarts, check if the problem still appears. If not, it means that one of startup applications or services was interfering with Windows Update. To find the problematic application, you need to enable services one by one or in groups in order to find the problematic application. Keep in mind that you need to restart your PC to apply changes after enabling a group of applications or services.
Once you find the problematic application or service, make sure that you disable it, delete it or update it in order to permanently solve the problem.
If Clean boot doesn’t help, you should consider removing any recently installed applications and check if that solves the problem.
Solution 6 – Perform SFC and DISM scans
If you’re getting error 0x80245006 while using Windows Update, the problem might be corrupted system files. However, you can fix the problem simply by performing SFC scan. To do that, follow these steps:
- Press Windows Key + X to open Win + X menu and choose Command Prompt (Admin) or Powershell (Admin).
- When Command Prompt starts, enter sfc /scannow and press Enter to run the command.
- SFC scan will now start. This process can take up to 15 minutes, so don’t interrupt it.
- Once the scan is finished, check if the problem still appears.
If the issue is still present, or if you were unable to run SFC scan, you need to try running DISM scan as well. To do that, follow these steps:
- Start Command Prompt as administrator.
- Now enter DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and press Enter.
- DISM scan will now start. The scan can take about 20 minutes or more, so be sure not to interrupt it.
Once the DISM scan is finished, check if the problem is resolved. If the issue still persists, or if you were unable to run SFC scan before, be sure to repeat SFC scan once again and check if that solves the problem.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2016 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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