Fix: Windows Update Error 80244019

Error 80244019 is a Windows Update failure error that is triggered when the Windows Updates fails to connect to the Windows Server.

Windows Updates is a feature built into Windows responsible for securing your system by checking with the Windows Update Server and applying the necessary updates. It runs in the background, and works continuously to check for updates, and apply them. Since, it is responsible for securing a large number of  programs  – things can go wrong due to technical and software glitches.

When the updates stop working, or for any reason they fail to update, it will return an error code which helps technician take the directions in addressing the issue.


In this guide, we will be troubleshooting error 80244019.

Resetting Windows Update Components for Windows 7

Microsoft has released a Fixit numbered 50202 for Resetting Update Components. Resetting, them usually fixes this issue on Windows 7. To run it click (here) to download the Fixit file, and run it. Accept the agreement and click Next, and put a check on Aggressive Mode, and then hit Next again. Wait for it to finish, once it finishes and the system has rebooted, check for updates again. If the issue still persists, move on to the next solution.

Turn On Data Execution Prevention (DEP) (Windows 7 / Windows 8 / 10)

Turning DEP on apparently resolved this issue for many users. The DEP feature restricts interruption to Windows Updates.

Hold the Windows Key and Press R. Type sysdm.cpl and ClickOK.

Then click Advanced -> Settings -> Data Execution Protection.

Select Turn on DEP for Essential Windows Programs and Services only and Click Apply. Click OK.

Reboot your system, and now try updating.


Limit Windows Update (Windows 7 and 8 and 10)

Windows Update servers can refuse your request to get updates if your system is incorrectly requesting updates. What we will do next is disable checking updates for other programs. Once the update suceeds, you can then re-enable it.

Go to Control Panel. Change the View by type to Large icons from the drop down list in the upper right corner.

Scroll down and Click on Windows Update.

Now click on Change settings link on the left pane.

Uncheck Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows. Click OK.

If it was already unchecked, then place a check next to it. Click OK. Restart your system and test to see if the updates work, if not, move on to the next solution.

Check and Install the Failing Update Manually

Sometimes, manually install the update also works in correcting the issue. First, view your update history from Windows Updates and take a note of the update number that has failed.

Go to Control Panel and search for Windows Update. Now click on View Update History. Get the update number and do a google search. Go to the Microsoft site with the update and download it. Run it and install it.


Kamil Anwar

Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.