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Both experienced PC users and novice users who only know the mysterious and mysterious world of Windows can encounter a windows update error. And it always arises suddenly and unexpectedly.
So, let’s try to figure out why this problem occurs and how to fix it yourself without harm to the operating system.
Causes of Error 0x8024402c in Windows 7
The main reason for this error is the incorrect configuration of the proxy server in Internet Explorer, or in the network connection settings. It is also impossible to exclude blocking network traffic by antiviruses and firewalls.
How to Fix Error 0x8024402c Using the Windows Troubleshooting Tool in Automatic Mode
On the official Microsoft website, to solve all the problems associated with Windows Update errors, as a simplest element to fix them, there is a utility. a tool for troubleshooting Windows Update.
This program will independently fix all existing errors of the Update Center and provide a report on problems encountered during its operation.
The main disadvantage of this method is the obligatory connection to the Internet. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. For example, corporate networks where servers with Windows Server Update Servise preinstalled on them are used as Windows Update. Unfortunately, this error can also spread among client computers on the corporate network, which can lead to serious security problems.
Manual error correction
If for some reason the user is not able to download this fix (or it could not solve this problem automatically), the root cause of this problem can be eliminated on its own.
Open the Internet Explorer browser, then go to the browser properties:
We go to the “Connections” tab, the sub-item “Configuring local network parameters”, click on the “Network settings” button:
We put a tick in the item “Use proxy server ”, click the “Advanced” button:
We delete all existing entries in this subsection and click the “OK” button:
But that is not all. In order for the error to completely disappear, you need to run the command line. To do this, run the command line as administrator:
At the command prompt, enter the following commands (each command must be written separately from each other):
- netsh winhttp reset proxy. this command reloads the proxy server settings;
- net stop wuauserv. this command stops the Windows Update service;
- net start wuauserv. this command starts the Windows Update service again;
After the actions done, you should try to re-enable the “Search for Updates”. everything should work.
Note: If the actions taken did not succeed, then delete the contents of the SoftwareDistribution folder, which is located in the Windows folder of the system drive (For example: C: \ Windows \ SoftwareDistribution). Reboot the PC and try again.
Conclusion: Error 0x8024402c can be fixed by anyone by automatically fixing Windows, and even if there is no way to run this tool, manual correction does not require much knowledge from the user. It is advisable to disable all firewalls and antivirus protection during these steps.