While trying to download, install, and upgrade your Windows device, you might encounter lots of problematic errors. One such error is Error Code 80244010. This error commonly occurs when the user checks for updates but Windows becomes unable to find new updates. With this error code, the following warning message may also appear.
Code 80244010, Windows Update encountered an unknown error
In this guide, we will be checking out all the possible ways that may help to fix this error code on Windows 11/10.
Windows Update Error Code 80244010
To fix Windows Update Error Code 80244010, follow the below suggestions:
- Run the Windows Update troubleshooter
- Use the System File Checker tool
- Reset Windows Update components
- Clear the SoftwareDistribution folder
- Enable the Automatic Updates detection frequency policy setting.
Before you begin the steps, create a system restore point first. It will help you get back the changes if you ever need it in the future.
Now let us see them in details:
1] Run the Windows Update troubleshooter
Windows Update troubleshooter is a built-in application that can certainly resolve most common Update problems on the device. Hence, it could be helpful for this issue.
To do so, you first need to open the Windows Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot tab.
Now move to the right pane, select Windows Update, and then hit the Run the troubleshooter button.
Apart from this, you can fix Windows Update error by using the online Windows Update troubleshooter. Unfortunately, if it doesn’t work, move down to the next potential workaround.
2] Use the System File Checker tool
Sometimes this issue can also be caused due to the corrupted or damaged Windows system files. So, there is the possibility that some system files might be missing. In this case, you need to run the System File Checker tool so that it could search the system for damaged system files and replace them if required.
So, you first need to run an elevated command prompt.
And once it opens, type the following text code:
Now press Enter and wait for a while until it completes the SFC scanning process.
Once it completes, restart your device and then check if the problem is solved now.
3] Reset Windows Update components
Sometimes this type of error occurs due to having issues with the update cache, or some faulty Windows components. Users may normally confront such a situation when the services associated with the Windows Update stopped functioning. In order to fix such an issue, you can reset the Windows Update to default Settings using the Reset Windows Update Components tool.
4] Clear the SoftwareDistribution folder
Clear the SoftwareDistribution folder and see if that works for you. Here is a quick way to do this:
First of all, do a right-click on the Start button and select the Run option from the menu list.
Type in services.msc in the text field and then hit the OK button. In the Services window, locate the Windows Update item from the list.
Once you find, right-click on it and select the Properties option from the context menu.
On the General tab of the Windows Update Properties window, click on the drop-down menu of the Startup type and select Disabled.
Then click on the Stop button > Apply > OK.
Now open the Windows Explorer (Win+E) and navigate to the path “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution”.
Here you will see DataStore and Download folder. Open both folder one by one and delete every file and directories inside there.
Thereafter open Services > Windows Update > Properties window as it is explained earlier.
On the General tab, go to the Startup type and select the Automatic option using the drop-down menu.
Now, click Start > Apply > OK to save the changes.
Once you complete the steps, close the window and look for the new Windows Updates.
5] Enable the Automatic Updates detection frequency Policy
Unfortunately, if none of the above methods work for you, then try to enable the Detection Frequency policy.
To do so, you first need to open the Group Policy Editor in your Windows device.
In the Local Group Policy Editor window, copy & paste the following path to the address box and then hit enter:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Updates
When you’re on the location, switch to the right pane and search for Automatic Update detection frequency policy. Once you find, double-click on it.
In the Automatic Update detection frequency window, select the radio button next to the Enabled option.
Moving ahead to the Options section, you will see the default 22 in the interval text field. So, set here less value than the default one.
Now click on the Apply > OK.
All the best
We hope the above-mentioned method would help you to resolve this issue.
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