If you receive Error 0x8024a206 while trying to download, install, upgrade or update Windows 11/10/8/7 then know that it happens because of a rouge update that was downloaded or because of a corrupted Windows component. Any file which is downloaded by Windows is verified for its integrity, and if the files do not pass the integrity test, it can cause this error. Let us see how you can fix Error 0x8024a206.
Fix Windows Update Error 0x8024a206
You should restart your computer and click on the Retry link. It is quite possible that the update will go through successfully. If it does not help, you may proceed with the troubleshooting suggestions.
1] Reset Windows Update components to default
You can reset Windows Update to default using the Reset Windows Update Components Tool. But if you want to know how to manually reset each Windows Update component individually to default in Windows 10/8/7.
2] Re-register DLLs related with Windows Update
DLL or Dynamic Link Library are parts of applications which is separated from the core program so it can be reused, and can be updated independently. These files are loaded into memory and then used, hence DYNAMIC. All these DLLs need to be registered with Windows so they can be loaded. If they are not, the main program fails. The same happens with Windows Update. There are a set of DLLs which need to be reloaded, and if they are missing, the update will fail with incomplete downloaded files.
To re-register the DLL files, open a command prompt with admin privileges, and execute the following commands one after the other:
You can also run them together, by creating a batch file. Just copy all of them in a notepad, and save it as ‘WURegisterDLL.bat’. Then run this batch file, and it will execute all of them.
Restart your computer, and see if the issue has been resolved when you run the Windows Update.
Our Fix WU Utility re-registers all Windows Update related dll files and resets other settings to default. This utility will re-register a total of 114 .dll, ocx and .ax files which are required for the proper functioning of Windows Updates. You may want to try it out.
3] Run System File Checker
This will repair potentially corrupted or damaged Windows system files. You will need to run this command from an elevated command prompt.
You can also use our freeware FixWin to Run the System File Checker utility with a click
4] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
Run this inbuilt Windows Update troubleshooter to fix the most common Update problems on Windows 11/10. It might redownload Windows Update in case the files are removed by this tool.
We hope both of these tips can help you resolve this issue.
This post will help you if you receive Microsoft Update Error Code 0x80080008.