Fix: Windows Update Error 0x80244019 on Windows

The Windows update error 0x80244019 is often caused by your Windows updates settings or the update components. Users have reported that their update fails with the said error which keeps them from utilizing the latest features. Updates are almost essential for anything and in the case of Windows, they usually offer security and bug fixes, more stability, latest driver updates etc. which are paramount for your system.

Windows Update Error 0x80244019

However, unfortunately, Windows update errors aren’t something new as most of us are usually kept at bay because of them. Nonetheless, you do not have to worry as this article will walk you through the error and the resolutions that you can apply to circumvent the issue.

What causes the Windows Update Error 0x80244019 on Windows 10?

After getting through some of the user reports, we have salvaged a list of factors that can potentially be responsible for the error. These factors include but are certainly not limited to —

  • Windows update settings: For most of the users, the error was caused by their Windows update configuration. They were receiving updates for other Microsoft products which caused the error.
  • Windows update components: The issue can also occur if the required files for the update weren’t downloaded properly. In such a case, re-downloading the update seems to resolve the issue.
  • Third-party antivirus: In some scenarios, the third-party antivirus that you are running on your system can also be the cause of the error. Disabling it is most likely to fix the issue.

With that being said, you can isolate the issue by applying the solutions given down below. An administrator account is required as some solutions require administrative privileges. Also, it is recommended to implement the solutions in the same order as provided.

Solution 1: Changing Windows Update Settings

Starting off from the most effective solution for this issue, you can fix your issue by tweaking your update settings. This will prevent your other Microsoft products from being updated, however, you can turn the option back on later down the line if you wish so. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings.
  2. Navigate to Updates and Security.
  3. Click on ‘Advanced options’.
  4. Turn off the ‘Get me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows’ option.
    Turning Off Updates for Other Microsoft Products

Solution 2: Running Windows Update Troubleshooter

Another thing that you can do is to let the Windows update troubleshooter deal with the issue. The troubleshooter can sometimes locate the problem and fix it on its own which will save you from going through a hurdle. Here’s how to run the troubleshooter:

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings.
  2. Go to Updates and Security and then navigate to the Troubleshoot pane.
  3. Select Windows update and then click ‘Run the troubleshooter’.
    Running Windows Update Troubleshooter
  4. Wait for it to complete.

Solution 3: Disable Third-party Antivirus

In some cases, the issue can also occur due to the interference of your third-party antivirus. If you are using a third-party application, make sure to turn it off before trying to run the update again. There are many cases where the antivirus is the guilty party for an update issue. Therefore, eliminating such possibilities is necessary. Turn off your antivirus and try updating your system again.

Disabling Antivirus

Solution 4: Resetting Windows Update Components

Sometimes, if the update files aren’t downloaded properly or if they get corrupted, it can cause the issue to emerge. In such cases, renaming the folders which store your update files and then downloading the update again will fix your issue. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Press Windows Key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the list to open an elevated command prompt.
  2. Now, you will have to stop some Windows update processes. Enter the following commands one by one to stop them:
    net stop wuauserv
    net stop cryptSvc
    net stop bits
    net stop msiserver
    Stopping Windows Update Services
  3. Afterward, you will have to rename the folders which store your Windows update files so that new ones can be created. Type in the following commands and then press Enter after each one:
    ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
    ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
    Renaming Catroot2 and SoftwareDistribution Folder
  4. Now start the services again by entering the following commands:
    net start wuauserv
    net start cryptSvc
    net start bits
    net start msiserver
    Starting Windows Update Services
  5. Finally, close the command prompt and try running the update again.

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