Solution for Windows Update error 8024800A

If you have an issue with installing Windows Updates on the PC, the following solutions might help you. One error code that you could receive is 8024800A. Below guide will help you fix the issue.

Do the step by step instructions to get the issue fixed.

1) Click on “Start” and type “cmd” (without the quotations of course).
2) When the “cmd” icon comes up –> Right Click on it and select “Run as administrator”.
3) A Command Prompt window will pop up, then copy and paste the commands (all at once):
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
4) Wait for the process to complete.
5) Close the Command Prompt.

Now, go to Windows Update and try installing the updates. Check if it helps.

Hope this guide solved your problem.