Recently, when I was updating my Windows 10, I received Windows Update Error 0x80240017, while installing an update for Microsoft Office. I restarted my computer and tried again, but failed to proceed successfully – I again received the same error. If you too face this issue, maybe what I did may help you too.
Windows Update Error 0x80240017
Right-click on the Start Button to open the WinX Menu. Select Command Prompt (Admin).
Now type the following one after the other and hit Enter:
net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
This will stop the Background Intelligent Transfer Service and the Windows Update Service.
Now browse to the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder and delete all its contents. I suggest you press Ctrl+A to Select All and then Delete.
If the files are in use, and you are unable to delete some files, restart your device. After rebooting, run the above commands again.
Now you will be able to delete the files from the mentioned Software Distribution folder.
After you have emptied this folder, you may restart your computer or you may type the following commands one at a time in the command prompt window, and hit Enter to restart the two Services.
net start wuauserv
net start bits
Run Windows Update again and see if this helped.
I was able to download and install the updates successfully. I hope this works for you too.
If it does not, run the Windows Update Troubleshooter and see if it helps.