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How to Fix Windows 10 Update Error Code 0x8024a105

When trying to update your Windows 10 PC, you may run into a few errors along the way.

One of the frequent Windows Update errors is Error Code 0x8024a105 which is usually caused by improper installation, a virus, corrupted or missing files. This error is also missing from Window’s official error code list. If your update has stopped, you may see an error saying:

“There were some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this, try searching the web or contacting support for help. This error code might help: (0x8024a105)”

In this case, there are several solutions that we can apply to resolve this issue.

This guide will show you 7 known fixes to error code 0x8024A105, so go ahead and try them.

Fix #1: Reboot the PC

“Have you tried turning it off and on again?”

Sometimes, the best thing you can do is to reboot your PC, and this fix is known to resolve the error code 0x8024a105.

Go to Start, click the Shut Down button and reboot your PC.

Afterward, try to run the Windows Update once again.

reboot-PC

If the error still remains, try one of the methods below.

Fix #2: Switch Your Internet Connection

After rebooting your PC, the next thing to check is your internet connection.

Check if your current internet connection is fine and there are no errors with it.

After that, you should switch your internet connection. If you’re using a LAN connection then switch to WIFI, and if you’re using WIFI, try to connect to a wired connection, preferably with a Cat5 cable. After you switch the connections, try to initiate Windows Update again.

This method is very popular and it usually works to resolve the Windows error 0x8024a105.

If the issue still remains, try one of the manual methods below.

Fix #3: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

If something is wrong with your Windows 10, a troubleshooter can fix many common problems for you such as the windows update error 0x8024a105.

Step #1

Go to Search Bar and look for your Windows Update settings.

windows update

Step #2

Once there, click and head over to the Troubleshoot section below.

troubleshoot tab

Step #3

Find the Windows Update troubleshooter, click on it and select “Run the troubleshooter” button.

run the troubleshooter button

The troubleshooter will look for issues and try to find solutions and it’s known to fix Windows Update errors such as the error code 0x8024a105.

After it’s finished, try to update your Windows once again and see if it works.

If the error is still there, try one of the manual technical solutions below.

Fix #4: Reset Software Distribution Folder

Software Distribution folder can cause issues with windows update, and resetting it can fix the 0x8024a105 error in some cases.

Software Distribution folder is a Windows Update component, and here’s how you can reset it:

Step #1

Start the Command Prompt (or Windows PowerShell) and run it as administrator.

run CMD as administrator

Step #2

In the command prompt, write down the following commands one by one:

net stop bits

net stop wuauserv

net stop wuauserv

Step #3

Next up, find the Software Distribution folder on your computer.

You can open the Run command (Windows Key + R) and type in the following:

run SoftwareDistribution

Step #4

Select all files found in the Software Distribution folder and delete them.

delete files in Software Distribution folder

NOTE: Do not delete or rename Software Distribution folder, just delete all of the files found inside.

Step #5

Go back to Command Prompt (Admin) and type in the following commands:

net start bits

net start wuauserv

Step #6

Restart your PC and try to download Windows Updates again.

This method restarts your Software Distribution folder and your Windows will download back the files on its own, fixing the error.

Fix #5: Employ the DISM Tool

Since error 0x8024a105 can be caused by corrupted files, you should also try employing the DISM tool as a fix.

Step #1

Following the instructions above, run the Command Prompt (or PowerShell) as administrator.

Step #2

In the CMD, type in the following command:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

CheckHealth

Step #3

The DISM tool will attempt to scan the system for corruption and resolve the existing issues.

Once it’s done, restart your PC and try to run Windows Update again.

Fix #6: Reset Catroot2 Folder

If none of the methods above worked, try resetting the Catroot2 folder.

The approach here is similar to the one with the Software Distribution folder.

Step #1

Start the Command Prompt (or Windows PowerShell) as administrator.

Step #2

In CMD, type in the following commands:

net stop cryptsvc

md %systemroot%\system32\catroot2.old

xcopy %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 %systemroot%\system32\catroot2.old /s

Step #3

Next, delete all of the files in your Catroot2 folder.

Find it using the Run command (Windows Key + R) and type in the following:

C:\Windows\System32\catroot2

delete all files in catroot2 folder

NOTE: Do not delete or rename the catroot2 folder, just delete all of the files found inside. 

Step #4

Open the Command Prompt as administrator and type in the following command:

net start cryptsvc

Step #5

Reboot your system and try to update your windows once again.

Fix #7: Reinstall Windows 10

If nothing helps, chances are there’s something wrong with your Windows 10 installation.

If no other solution can help you, try to reinstall your Windows 10.

Proper Windows 10 installation will get rid of any system errors, and it’s the final solution to any issues regarding Windows Update and error 0x8024a105.

reinstall windows 10

Follow these steps and your Windows Update error code 0x8024a105 will be fixed!