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Windows Updates fails on Windows 7 (error code: 8024000E)

Posted on 2013-10-27
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Question by:frugalmule
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frugalmule --
There are many possible reasons for this and there many possible fixes.

Did you check in Services that Windows Update service and Remote Call Procedure service are on?

Reset Windows Update
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058/en-us

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/windows-update-issues/en-us

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

Fixit
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_update/en-us

Reinstall Windows Update Agent (different links for different Win 7 systems (32bit and 64bit))

http://download.windowsupdate.com/WindowsUpdate/redist/standalone/7.1.6001.65/WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe

http://download.windowsupdate.com/WindowsUpdate/redist/standalone/7.1.6001.65/WindowsUpdateAgent30-x64.exe 

Run the Windows Update Readiness tool:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=20858 for X64

Run SFC /SCANNOW from a Command Prompt

Run a System Restore to a date before the problem started.

Run a Repair Install.  A Repair Install should not affect personal data or installed programs. but it never hurts to backup first.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_update/when-i-run-windows-update-it-starts-searching-for/77aa31a3-4184-47f3-b657-d3475c47c3d0?msgId=6c2a457d-48d8-4677-8249-f74ed6c59f27
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by:frugalmule
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Outstanding Windows Update Post!
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by:Darr247
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Also, microsoft offers free support for Windows Update issues...  usually email works the best for it.
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What email?
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What phone for that matter ?   :)

Thank you again.
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by:Darr247
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Oh, sorry... I was under the impression your problem was fixed, since you closed the question.
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by:jcimarron
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frugalmule--
MS email Support
http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx?rdpath=1&gprid=6527

MS phone support specific for Security issues (free).
1-866-pcsafety  1-866-727-2338

For Windows Updates
1-866-834-8317
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