The error code 0x80244022 – WU_E_PT_HTTP_STATUS_SERVICE_UNAVAIL HTTP 503 for Windows Update is another error that you can encounter while checking, downloading or installing any updates for Windows computers. The exact cause for this issue is unknown but there are some potential fixes that can fix this error code. The error message that a user encounters for this says,
There were some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80244022).
Fix error 0x80244022 for Windows Updates
In order to get rid of error code 0x80244022, you will be required to undertake the following methods,
- Use System File Checker and DISM.
- Run Microsoft’s Online Windows Update Troubleshooter.
- Disable your Antivirus or Firewall.
- Disable Proxy or VPN.
- Reset the Windows Update folders.
- Reset Windows Update components.
1] Use System File Checker and DISM
Run CMD as Administrator and then execute the following command to run System File Checker:
Restart your system after the scan is completed.
You can also use our freeware FixWin to Run the System File Checker utility with a click.
Now, to fix Windows Update files using DISM, open Command Prompt (Admin) and enter the following three commands sequentially and one by one and hit Enter:
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Let these DISM commands run and once done, restart your computer and try again.
2] Run the Windows Update Troubleshooters
You can run the Windows Update Troubleshooter and also Microsoft’s Online Windows Update Troubleshooter and check if that is any help in fixing any of your issues.
3] Disable your Antivirus or Firewall
You can try to temporarily disable Windows Defender which is installed out of the box on your Windows 10 computer. You can also disable your Windows Firewall on your computer and check if that fixes the errors that you are encountering. If you are using 3rd-party security software, disable them and see.
4] Disable Proxy or VPN
In Windows 10, there is an option in the Settings panel, which you can use to setup proxy. If you are getting this error message, you should disable it temporarily and check if the problem remains or not. For that, open Windows Settings by pressing Win + I button and go to Network & Internet > Proxy.
On your right-hand side, make sure the Automatically detect settings is enabled and Use a proxy server option is disabled under Manual proxy setup.
Now check if you can open it or not.
If you are using a VPN app, there is a chance of seeing this message. In that case, you should do these:
- Change server and check if it is opening or not.
- Disable the VPN temporarily and check if you can open the website or not.
5] Reset the Windows Update folders
You need to delete the contents of the SoftwareDistribution folder & reset the Catroot2 folder.
6] Reset Windows Update components
You need to manually reset each Windows Update component to default and then see if that helps.
Then you need to reset Winsock.
Now check for Updates on your computer and check if the error is fixed.
Hope this helped!