How to fix Windows Update Error 80244019

Windows Update is the repository for everything latest for Windows from Microsoft. Users usually receive updates frequently because of this Windows Update service. This Windows Update mechanism depends on multiple services like BITS or Background Intelligent Transfer Service, Windows Update service, Windows Server Update Service and more. And due to this complex yet efficient delivery system, some issues can occur. One such error is 80244019. This error code applies to Windows Server operating systems only, and today we will be covering a number of potential fixes for the same in this article.

This error 80244019 is usually caused due to the following factors:

  • Faulty and corrupted DLL files or Registry Entries.
  • File not found on the server.
  • Malware.
  • Connectivity Issues.
  • Outdated Configuration of Windows Update service on the client end.

This leads to a number of issues. Some of the symptoms of this error are:

  • Decrease in system performance.
  • Laggy experience.
  • Startup and Shut Down issues.
  • Software installation errors.
  • Issues connecting external devices.
  • Unexpected issues from programs and applications.

Fix Windows Update Error 80244019

In order to fix Windows Update Error 80244019, we need to undertake the following fixes:

  1. Restart various WU related services.
  2. Turn on Data Execution Prevention (DEP).
  3. Use Windows Update troubleshooter.
  4. Reconfigure Windows Update settings.
  5. Get the required Updates manually.

1] Restarting various related services

Start by hitting the WINKEY + X combinations and select Command Prompt (Admin) to launch Command Prompt with Administrator Privileges.

Shutdown Windows 10 without installing any Updates

Now copy and paste the following commands one by one in the Command Prompt console and hit Enter.

net stop wuauserv
net stop bits

This will stop all the Windows Update Services running on your Windows 10 PC.

Now, you will need to start all these Windows Update Services that we just stopped.

net start wuauserv
net start bits

Check if this fixed this error for you.

2] Turn on Data Execution Prevention (DEP)

Data Execution Prevention being turned off might be a reason for this error mentioned above. You can turn on Data Execution Prevention (DEP) and check if that fixes this error.

3] Use Windows Update Troubleshooter

You can also try to fix this issue by running the Windows Update troubleshooter.

4] Reconfigure Windows Update Settings

You can change the following settings in the Windows Update section and try to fix this error,

Start by hitting the WINKEY+ I button combinations to open the Settings App.

Now, click on Update & Security. Under the section of Windows Updates > Update Settings, click on Advanced Options.

Finally, Uncheck the option that says Give me updates for other Microsoft Products when I update Windows.

Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect and check if that fixed your issue.

5] Get the required Updates 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.

If it is a Feature update, you can always rely on the following methods to get your computer updated,

That’s it!

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.