This post will show you how to fix error 0x8024500C, which may appear while running Windows Update or updating Microsoft Store apps. This error indicates that the Windows Update Service has likely been blocked.
Fix Windows Update Error 0x8024500C
If you receive Error 0x8024500C while running Windows Update or updating Microsoft Store apps, here are a few things you could try:
- Check the status of all Windows Update Services
- Download the update manually.
- Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
- Check the Registry settings
- Disable Proxy Connections.
- Run the Microsoft Store Troubleshooter or Reset Microsoft Store.
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1] Check the status of all Windows Update Services
You have to verify if all the services that support Windows Update are up and running or not.
The main services that support Windows Update are,
- Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS).
- Delivery Optimization.
- Windows Update.
- Windows Update Medic Service.
You can check if these services are running perfectly.
For that, start by searching for Services in the Cortana Search Box.
Select the appropriate result.
Now, for all the Services mentioned above, make sure that its Status says Running,
If it does not say Running, right-click on the entry and click on Start.
2] Download the update manually
If it’s not a feature update, and only a cumulative update, you can manually download and install the Windows Update. To find which update has failed to follow the steps:
- Go to Settings > Update and Security > View Update History
- Check which particular update has failed. Updates that have failed to install will display Failed under the Status column.
- Next, go to Microsoft Download Center, and search for that update using the KB number.
- Once you find it, download, and install it manually.
You could use Microsoft Update Catalog, a service from Microsoft that provides a listing of software updates that can be distributed over a corporate network. Using the Microsoft Update Catalog can prove to be a one-stop location for finding Microsoft software updates, drivers, and hotfixes.
3] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
Run this inbuilt Windows Update troubleshooter to fix the most common Update problems on Windows 11/10.
4] Check the Registry Settings
Hit the WINKEY + R button combination to launch the Run utility, type in regedit and hit Enter. Once Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following key-
Now, double click on DisableWindowsUpdateAccess on the right-side panel and make sure that its value is 0. If not, change it.
Finally, Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
In case, this Registry entry is not found on your computer, it’s fine, and you can proceed with the next solution.
5] Disable Proxy Connections
Start by typing in Internet Options in the Cortana Search Box.
Click on the appropriate result.
Now navigate to the tab called Connections.
And then under the section labeled as Local Area Network (LAN) settings.
Then click on the button that says LAN Settings.
Under the section of Proxy Server, uncheck the option that is labeled as Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections).
Click on OK and then Reboot the computer for the changes to take effect.
6] Reset Microsoft Store
Proper functioning of the Microsoft Store and the Windows Update Service are interdependent. It is possible that there is something wrong with your Microsoft Store, and because of which the update service fails to work properly.
- Type services.msc in the Run prompt and hit Enter to open the Services Manager.
- This will reveal all the services available in Windows. Search for Windows Update Service.
- If you see Windows Update service as STOP or Pause, change the status to Automatic. If this doesn’t work, You may run the Windows Store Troubleshooter.
Alternatively, you can try to reset the Microsoft Store which will help the user to delete any conflicting junk files for the Store-related Services.
All the best.