Windows Updates are a good thing, but sometimes they just randomly quit working, such was the case with one of the computers I looked at today. When searching for Windows Updates I got this message: “An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer. Error found: Code 8024800A.”
Here are the steps I used to resolve this issue.
Step One: Stop Windows Update Services by typing net stop wuauserv in command prompt .
Step Two: Browse to c:\windows\softwaredistribution and delete the folder and all of the sub directories.
Step Three: Start Windows Update Services by typing net start wuauserv in command prompt.
Step Four: Search for Windows Updates again and Windows now should be able to find them.
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