0x80244022 Windows 10 Update Error [SOLVED]

By Enya Zhang  Common Errors  Windows Update   0 Comment

If you got a 0x80244022 error code in the midst of a Windows update, don’t panic. Many users have had this headache too.

But luckily they have successfully tackled the problem with the following fixes, so read on and check them out…

Try these fixes

You may not have to try all the fixes; just work your way down until the error code problem goes away.

  1. Check system time and date settings
  2. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
  3. Run DISM
  4. Reset the Windows Update components
  5. Microsoft Server is too busy
  6. Bonus tip: Update your device drivers

Fix 1: Check system time and date settings

Wrong settings of system time and date can result in your computer not being able to communicate with Microsoft servers, hence this Windows Update error 0x80244022. To make sure we have the correct settings:

1)  On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key   and type date, then click Date & time settings.

2) Make sure toggles Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically are both turned on.

3) Restart your computer, run the Windows Update again and see if it works this time.


Fix 2: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Windows Update Troubleshooter is a useful troubleshooting tool that helps us solve update issues. Here’s how to run Troubleshooter:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key   and type troubleshoot, then click Troubleshoot.

2) Click Windows Update > Run the troubleshooter.

3) Follow the on-screen instructions to troubleshoot.

4) Restart your computer and see if this has fixed the error.


Fix 3: Run DISM

DISM (Deployment Image & Servicing Management) is another tool that helps us fix Windows-corruption-caused errors (0x80244022 in this case). To run DISM:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and type cmd. Then right click on Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.

2) Type the following command and press Enter:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

Wait a while for the whole process to finish. 

3) Type sfc /scannow and press Enter.

4) Restart your computer, perform the update again and see if it works successfully this time.


Fix 4: Reset the Windows Update components

The corrupted Windows Update components can also be responsible for our error code 0x80244022. If this is the case, then we might have to reset the components to solve the problem. To reset the Windows Update components:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and type cmd. Then right click on Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.

2) Type the following commands and press Enter after each:

net stop bits 
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc

(These commands will stop the services that Windows Update requires to download and install updates.)

3) Copy & paste the following commands and press Enter after each:

Ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old 
Ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.old

4) Still in Command Prompt, type these commands and press Enter after each to restart the services you closed just now:

net start bits 
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc

5) Restart your computer, re-run the Windows Update and check if the error code problem has been sorted.


Fix 5: Microsoft Server is too busy

Too many users downloading the same Windows Update at the same time can cause Microsoft Server to overload, hence the error code. If that’s the case, there’s not much we can do but wait for a day or two for the server to work normally again.


Bonus tip: Update your device drivers

If the problem still lingers on after trying all the fixes above, then chances are you have corrupted/mismatched/missing/outdated drivers on your computer.

Problem drivers may not pose too much of a problem in the early stages, but if mishandled, they might cause much more serious problems. So it’s highly recommended you update your device drivers to keep your computer in tiptop condition.

There’re two ways you can update your device drivers — manually or automatically:

Update your drivers manually – You can update your device drivers manually by going to the manufacturer’s website, and searching for the most recent correct driver for the exact device. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows system versions.

OR

Update your drivers automatically  – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver EasyYou don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.  

3) You can upgrade to the Pro version and click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.

You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

4) Restart your computer and hope everything goes off without a hitch on your computer.

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