Fix Windows update error code 80246007 in a few easy steps

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by Ivan Jenic
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  • Lots of people complain about various Windows 10 errors. They are asking for help to work around error 80246007 when using Windows 10 store to update apps.
  • In case of being one of them, read the following content to get solutions. Restarting Background Intelligent Transfer Service and changing the registry are worth trying.
  • This article is part of our Windows Update errors hub. Don’t hesitate to head over to this section of the website to find out the most effective solutions.
Fix error code 80246007

Keeping your Windows 10 up to date is quite important because updates provide you with the latest security fixes and features. Several users have reported error 80246007, so let’s see what you can do in case of being one of them.

What is Windows update error code 80246007? Error 80246007 is usually related to downloading updates, but some people have been getting it while updating apps from Windows 10 store too.

Regardless of that, there are few solutions that might help you out.

What can I do if getting Windows update error code 80246007?

1. Restart Background Intelligent Transfer Service and Windows Event Log

  1. Go to Control Panel and type administrative tools in the search box.
  2. Choose Administrative Tools.
  3. Double click Services. You might be asked to enter your administrator password.
  4. Find Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) service, right-click it and choose Properties.
  5. In the General tab find Startup type and make sure that Automatic (Delayed Start) is selected.select Automatic Delayed Start error 80246007
  6. Find Service status next and check if the service is started. If not, click Start.
  7. Click OK and close the Properties dialog box.
  8. Right-click Windows Event Log service and choose Properties.
  9. In the General tab make sure that the Startup type option is set to Automatic. Startup type option
  10. Find Service status and check to see if the service is started. If not, click Start to turn it on.

2. Disable your antivirus/firewall tools

removal of antivirus to fix error 0246007

If you still face the Windows update error code 80246007, it is an excellent idea to take into consideration disabling your antivirus/firewall. These tools usually are a must in every system to protect against virus threats.

However, they sometimes prevent Windows Updates from working, as a result of which you will get annoying error messages. If this makes no difference, we have another suggestion.

To be more precise, you could also temporarily uninstall these programs. For the Norton users, we’ve got a dedicated guide on how to completely remove it from your PC. There’s a similar guide for McAffe users, as well.


3. Use PowerShell to reinstall the apps

  1. Type PowerShell into the search bar, right-click it and tick Create this box with administrative privilegesadministrative privileges
  2.  Enter:
    • Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
  3. Now, try to reinstall the apps from the store.

4. Change the registry

  1. Open Registry Editor by typing regedit in the search bar.enter regedit
  2. On the right side you need to locate the following key:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionWindowsUpdateOSUpgrade]
  3. If this key doesn’t exist, create it.
  4. Now you need to create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value with Name = AllowOSUpgrade and set the Value = 0x00000001.
  5. Once this key is added you can update your Windows access store and update your apps.

Before modifying the registry, note that any incorrect change you can cause further issues. Thus, be careful about each step you’re taking and create a backup of your registry, just in case.


Can’t access Registry Editor in Windows 10? Check this guide to solve the issue quickly!


As you can see, all the above solutions are straightforward and simple, so you’ll be able to fix error 80246007 without any major problems.

If you have any comments, questions or maybe some other solutions for this problem, write your thoughts down in the comments below.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2015 and has been since revamped and updated in March 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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