How to fix 0x8024a223 when updating Windows 10

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Updating Windows is quite difficult and risky, not only because of this often encountered many bugs that ordinary users do not understand, but also because of the quality of updates released by Microsoft.

Over the past few months, many users have encountered an error updating in Windows Update and almost do not understand what the error is, one of which is error 0x8024a223. Running the Windows 10 Troubleshooter could have been helpful, but in the case of this bug (and some other bugs) it did not work. End users can not update.

In many cases, the solution is just one of two ways: reset or restart Windows Update.

How to restart Windows Update

Usually, when you try to use Troubleshooter, Windows Update has restarted itself because this is one of the ways that this tool fixes the problem. But you should restart Windows Update manually because it only takes a few steps only.

Press the Windows + R key combination and then type services.msc or click Start Menu and type the same. You will see a list of Windows 10 services.

Now scroll down, find and right click on Windows Update, select Restart. It may take a few minutes to restart this service, if the error is in the service, you will now update successfully. It is not necessary to reboot the machine but it is best to do so to ensure that the service is restarted.

Find the Windows Update service of Windows 10 and restart

Use Microsoft Troubleshooting

Microsoft also has a tool to find and fix other problems when updating through Windows Update without being included in the OS. You can download the link below, it is basically just a wizard to detect and fix errors.

Some users say that this Microsoft-released application actually does fix the problem, so it’s worth a try.

This tool does not change anything on your system since it only fixes the basics, including the entire Windows Update. Rebooting is not mandatory but should be done.

In some cases, errors can be caused by not having enough memory, so make sure you clean up your hard drive to make room for the update files. Do not forget to check that some antivirus software also block updates so please temporarily turn off.

The error may also be caused by the installation of Microsoft’s monthly updates, but in this case it is due to an error in the patch, not necessarily in the Windows service.

Download the Microsoft Troubleshooting Tool https://aka.ms/wudiag

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