Windows Update is a very important free service provided by Microsoft. It is mainly used to provide the latest updates such as security patches and cumulative updates for the Windows operating system. However, some users recently encountered a known Windows Update error 0x8024a000. This issue can occur due to various reasons like faulty Windows Store, firewall blocking Windows Update server, etc.
0x8024a000 – WU_E_AU_NOSERVICE, automatic updates cannot handle incoming requests
If you receive this error code, this guide will help you fix the problem.
Fix Windows Update Error 0x8024a000
To fix Windows Update 0x8024a000 error in Windows 11/10, follow these suggestions:
- Check the status of Windows Update services
- Delete the SoftwareDistribution & Catroot2 folder
- Reset firewall settings to default
- Temporarily disable your firewall
- Run the Windows Update troubleshooter
- Run the network troubleshooter
- Run the Windows Store troubleshooter
- Check if Windows Update is paused or not.
Let’s see them in detail.
1]Check the status of Windows Update related services
Opens Windows Service Manager And check Windows Update related services like Windows Update, Windows Update Medic, Update Orchestrator Services, etc. is not disabled.
The default configuration on a standalone Windows 10 PC is as follows:
- Windows Update Service – Manual (trigger)
- Health Care Services on Windows Update – Guide
- Encryption Services – Automatic
- Background Intelligent Transfer Service – Manual
- Windows Installer – Manual.
This will ensure that the necessary services are available.
2]Delete the SoftwareDistribution & Catroot2 folder
You need to check the contents of SoftwareDistribution folder and Catoort2 folder and see if that helps.
Open Command Prompt in administrative mode. Once it opens, type the following commands. After each command, press Enter.
net stop wuauserv net stop cryptSvc net stop bits net stop msiserver
After the above commands are successfully executed, type the following commands and press Enter after each command:
ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
Now, to start Windows Update services, type the following command again. Also press Enter after each:
net start wuauserv net start cryptSvc net start bits net start msiserver
After completing the above procedure, restart your computer and check if it works with this error code.
3]Reset firewall settings to default
Reset your firewall settings to default and see if that works.
4]Temporarily disable your firewall
There is no doubt that Windows Firewall is one of the excellent Windows applications that give your PC powerful protection from cyberattacks and malware. However, an update error can also occur with your antivirus or firewall. So, you can temporarily disable the firewall and see if it helps fix update error 0x8024a000.
5]Run the Windows Update troubleshooter
Windows Update Troubleshooter is the easiest way to try to fix update error code 0x8024a000 on your Windows 10 PC.
6]Run the network troubleshooter
Run the network troubleshooter and see if it helps solve potential problems.
7]Run the Windows Store Troubleshooter
Run the Windows Store troubleshooter and see if it helps.
8]Check if Windows Update is paused or not
Check if Windows Update is paused or not. You may need to ask the administrator to do this if you do not have administrative rights.
Once this is done, restart your Windows PC.
We hope that this guide helped you fix Windows Update 0x8024a000 error.
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