Fix Windows Update Error 0x8024000B on Windows 10

Windows Updates are important for the operating system; however, they can cause errors at times. One such error is Windows Update Error 0x8024000B. The error is caused when Windows cannot read the Update Manifest file required for installing the updates. This means that the operation was canceled by either the user or the service. It could also occur if you are unable to filter the results.


WU_E_CALL_CANCELLED: Operation was canceled.

This indicates that the operation was canceled by the OS. You may also encounter this error when we are unable to filter the results.

Windows Update Error 0x8024000B

Try the following solutions sequentially to resolve the problem.

1] Run Cleanup (Decline) Superseded updates PowerShell scriptRun the Decline Superseded PowerShell script

An easy fix to this problem would be to use this Cleanup (Decline) Superseded updates PowerShell WSUS PowerShell script provided on the Microsoft Technet website. Simply download and run it.

Restart the system once you are done.

2] Rename the Spupdsvc.exe file

If the previous solution didn’t work, you might consider renaming the troublesome Spupdsvc.exe file to Spupdsvc.old. The procedure to do so is as follows:

Press Win + R to open the Run window.Type the following command and press Enter to execute it:

cmd /c ren %systemroot%\System32\Spupdsvc.exe Spupdsvc.old

Restart the system once the command has executed.

3] Run the Windows Updates Troubleshooter

windows update troubleshooter

The Windows Updates Troubleshooter will check the status of services associated with the process and start/restart them if needed. Thus, it could be helpful for this issue. The procedure to do so is as follows:

Go to Start > Settings > Updates and Security > Troubleshoot. Select and run the Windows Updates Troubleshooter from this list and restart the system once done.

We hope something here helped you.

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