How to Fix Windows 10 Update Failing with Error 0x8024200D

Window 10 is arguably the best operating system that Microsoft has come up with yet. It combines light weight application with powerful security features to bring you a very effective operating system on your computer. The regular hotfixes and updates make sure that your PC is up to date in hardware and software configurations while keeping it at maximum security. However, Windows 10 comes with its cons, and most of this are the numerous errors it throws during installation. One of these errors is error 0x8024200D that comes up when performing a Windows update.

After update files have finished downloading and are in the process of installing, you many users have gotten an error 0x8024200D. What does that mean? In this article, we will tell you what error 0x8024200D means and how you can get rid of it and continue with your Windows update installation.

Windows error code 0x8024200d isn’t new to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update as it has been around for a while. It simply indicates that there is a problem with the download and that its files are corrupted or missing.

The reason you would be having corrupt or missing files on your update is that it is quite common that downloading files over the internet may deliver corrupt files. The file download can be dropped halfway or even not get downloaded at all because of a bad instruction sent back to the servers indicating that the file was successfully downloaded already. If the sent file cannot be decoded and encoded properly, then it is bound to be corrupt or even discarded by the system, therefore will be missing from the update files.

This means you cannot continue with the installation till the corrupt or missing files have been replaced. Here are the methods that can get you back on track.

Method 1: Run SFC (System File Check) scan

Running the system file check application will find all the missing or corrupt files and replace them. We are going to use the elevated or administrator mode command line tool to run this scan.

  1. Press the start key or start button and immediately type “cmd”
  2. Right click on the cmd application from the search results and select “run as administrator”
  3. In the command prompt window, type this line “C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /scannow” and hit Enter. Wait for the scan to complete.

Windows Resource Protection will find corrupt files and successfully repaired them. You can retry installing your update after this.

Method 2: Delete the current downloaded update and Download the Windows update files again

Since the downloaded files are the ones that are corrupt, or you don’t know what is missing exactly, re-downloading the update will give you all files and replace the corrupt ones. You may need to boot in safe mode for the first step (deleting current corrupt download).

  1. Hold down the Shift key and click the restart button in the Windows Start menu. This will bring up the troubleshooter when the system restarts.
  2. Select Troubleshoot when the computer boots.
  3. Select Advanced and then Startup Settings.
  4. Select Restart.
  5. Once the machine has rebooted, press F4 (the key may vary with your PC) to select Enable Safe Mode.
  6. Navigate to ‘C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download’ once your computer is in Safe Mode. This is where the downloaded update files are stored.
  7. Delete all the contents of that folder.
  8. Reboot your computer into normal mode.
  9. Navigate to Settings > Update & security.
  10. Select ‘Check for updates’ and run the update process again.

Windows will start downloading your files again, and this, they might be a clean update.


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