So you have received a new update from Microsoft, but when you are trying to install it on your system you will get update error 0x8024001e. Not only that, this error can also appear when you are trying to update just one app.

 fix error 0x8024001e
fix error 0x8024001e

There are many reasons behind this error, which we will look at later in the article. And we will also look at the methods to fix this.

Why does error 0x8024001e appear?

There are different reasons for this problem. In addition to some of the usual suspects such as viruses and malware. There are several other reasons listed below.

  • The DDL or Dynamic Link Library The absence or corruption of the file can cause error 0x8024001e.
  • If the Registry Key that stores all databases in Windows Operating System, is missing or is being corrupted, you may see error 0x8024001e.
  • Error 0x8024001e may be due to incomplete download of your update file.

Error 0x8024001e on Windows 10: Possible fixes

As we now know the reason behind this error, we can fix it to fix the problem. Here are the fixes for 0x8024001e.

1. Fix Internet connection

Poor internet connection is one of the most common reasons behind 0x8024001e error. It makes sense, as the update requires you to have a proper internet connection.

There could be reasons behind your computer having an internet crash. We’ve covered all the reasons and fixes, here. However, there are some things you can do to resolve Internet problems.

Troubleshooting adapters:-

In most cases, the problem can be resolved by troubleshooting your network adapter.

Therefore, in this section, we will troubleshoot your network. To do that, you need to follow the prescribed steps.

Step 1: Launch Settings by searching for it from the start menu or by right-clicking on the start menu and then selecting Settings from the list that appears.

Step 2: Click on Network & Internet from the settings window that appears.

Network & Internet

Step 3: Finally, make sure you are on the status tab and then click on Network Troubleshooting located under Change your Network settings.

Network Troubleshooting

Now you need to follow the on-screen instructions to troubleshoot your network connection and you are good to go.

Read also: How to detect PC component failures

Clock Synchronization:-

Another thing that can cause your Internet to not connect is the wrong date and time. The fix is ​​quite simple, just right-click on your current date and time and select Adjust date/time from the list that appears.

Adjust date/time
Adjust date/time

You will then be redirected to a window where you can simply click the Sync now button located under the Synchronize clock option.

Sync now
Sync now

IP Renew and Winsock API Reset :-

IP and API are two of the most important settings in your Computer. IP allows you to communicate with different servers and access the internet and that API is an Application Program Interface that allows interaction between different applications in your computer.

To do that, you need to follow the specified steps:-

Step 1:  Launch Command Prompt as an admin either by searching for it from the start menu or by RUN ( Win + R), type cmd and hit ctrl + Shift + Enter.

Command Prompt
Command Prompt

Step 2: Type following command and press enter one by one.

 ipconfig/renew 

 netsh winsock reset catalog 

netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

The first way is to renew the IP and the next two is to reset the Winsock API.

Update your drivers:-

The last thing you can do to fix your Internet connection is update your drivers. To do that we will use the following steps:-

Step 1: Launch Device Manager either by searching for it from the start menu or by right-clicking on the start menu and then selecting Device Manager from the list that appears.

Device Manager
Device Manager

Step 2: Now, go to Network Adapters option, expand it, right click on your Network Adapter, ie; Internet Connection ( in most devices), and then select Update driver from the list that appears.

Update driver
Update driver

Step 3: From the Window that appears, select Search Automatically… and then follow the on-screen instructions to update your driver.

Search Automatically
Search Automatically

Hopefully this solves your internet connection and then you can update your system to resolve error 0x8024001e.

If this does not restore your Internet or Wifi connection then you should check out Why is my Wifi slow .

2. Restart your update

As mentioned earlier, error 0x8024001e appears when you try to update your Windows. But sometimes, the error is not so serious and a simple reboot can solve your problem.

To restart the update in Windows 10 you need to follow the specified steps:-

Step 1: Launch Services by searching for it from the start menu or by RUN ( Win + R ), type services.msc , and hit enter.

Services
Services 

Step 2: From the list of Windows Services that appear, you need to search for Windows Update, right-click it, and then select Start from the list that appears.

Windows Update
Windows Update

Your update will now begin. After you download an update, you need to restart your computer to install it. Therefore, save all the documents that you are working on.

If the whole process completes and you don’t get any error messages then you won’t get the 0x8024001e error anymore.

3. Fix Registry key

Your registry is responsible for updating your system. And it’s broken can cause error 0x8024001e. Therefore, in this section, we will show you how to fix the Registry key.

We have two methods to do it. One with the help of Advanced Startup and the other with the command prompt.

To fix the registry with the help of Advanced Startup you need to follow the specified steps:-

Step 1:  Launch Settings by searching for it from the start menu or by right-clicking on the start menu and then selecting Settings from the list that appears.

Settings
Settings

Step 2: Click Update & Security from the window that appears.

 Update & Security
Update & Security

Step 3: Now, you need to go to Recovery and click the Restart Now button from the Advanced Startup section.

Recovery
Recovery 

Step 4: Then you will see a window, titled Advanced options, from there you need to select the Automatic Repair button. Finally, select the admin account and you’re good to go.

Now your system will search your registry and check if there are corrupt files. If it does, it will fix that and you won’t get the 0x8024001e error message anymore.

To fix the registry with the help of Command Prompt you need to follow the specified steps:-

Step 1: Launch Command Prompt as an admin either by searching for it from the start menu or by RUN ( Win + R), type cmd and hit ctrl + Shift + Enter.

Command Prompt
Command Prompt

Step 2: Type the following command and press Enter.

 sfc /scannow or DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

command

This command will automatically

4. Change the name of the Software Distribution folder

In this section, we will rename the software distribution folder to fix the error. But before that, we need to do one thing, stop updating Windows.

To stop Windows Update you need to follow the specified steps:-

Note: stop Windows Update only if it is already running.

Step 1: Launch Services by searching for it from the start menu or by RUN ( Win + R ), type services.msc , and hit enter.

services.msc
services.msc

Step 2: From the list of Windows Services that appear, you need to search for Windows Update, right-click it, and then select Stop from the list that appears.

So now that we have stopped updating Windows, we can move on to the next folder renaming steps.

Step 3: Now, open Windows Explorer or This PC by searching for it from the start menu.

Windows Explorer
Windows Explorer

Step 4: From the Windows Explorer window that appears, you need to go to Local Disk C and then open the Windows folder.

SoftwareDistribution 
SoftwareDistribution 

Step 5: Now, right click on the SoftwareDistribution folder, choose rename from the list that appears and rename it to something you can remember (eg SoftwareDistribution0).

Services
Services

Now, we need to restart the update process.

Step 6: Launch Services by searching for it from the start menu or by RUN ( Win + R ), type services.msc , and hit enter.

Services
Services

Step 7: From the list of Windows Services that appear, you need to search for Windows Update, right-click it, and then select Start from the list that appears.

Windows Update
Windows Update

Hopefully, this will solve the 0x8024001e error.

5. Perform a System Restore

This should be your last resort and you should only do this if all of the above-mentioned methods fail.

To do that, you need to follow these steps:-

Step 1:  First you need to create a system restore point. To do that, type Create System Restore  in the search bar and then click Open.

 Create System Restore
Create System Restore

Step 2:  Now, from the window that appears, click Create.

Create
Create

Step 3:  Here you need to restore and then click Create.

restore and then click Create
restore and then click Create

This will take a few minutes and your restore point will be created.

System
System

Now, we need to access the created restore point.

Step 4:  Again launch the system restore window and then click on System Restore.

System Restore
System Restore

Step 5: Now, you need to follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

error 0x8024001e
error 0x8024001e

After completing System Restore, you need to restart your computer and hope that you will not get error 0x8024001e.

Summary

Update error 0x8024001e is not due to corrupted update file and no DDL key and registry key. In this article, we have seen six fixes of this cause. Take a quick look at these fixes.

1 . Fix internet connection problems by troubleshooting adapters, change date and time, reset Winsock API (cmd code: netsh winsock reset catalog and netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log), IP extension (cmd code ) :  ipconfig/renew), and update the driver from the device manager.

2 . Restart your Windows Update from the Services application.

3 . Edit the registry key, by Win + R, type cmd , type Ctrl + Shift + Enter, type sfc /scannow or DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth and hit enter .

4 . Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder, by launching Windows Explorer, navigating to Local Disk C > Windows > SoftwareDistribution, right-clicking it, then renaming it.

5 . If all else fails, you can do a system restore , by searching for system restore from the start menu and then following the onscreen instructions.

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