Windows Update Error Code 80004002


I am using Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit OS. I have recently encountered problem on windows updates, with error code 80004002. I have tried to reinstall the Windows Update client (following the guidance under the Windows Help & Support).

However error message "Windows Update Agent Installer Fatal Error : Windows Update Agent Installer encountered unrecoverable error." appeared during the installation.

Please help.

Thanks and regards

Hello Raymond,
Thank you for keeping us updated on the status of the issue.
I am sorry for late response.
I would suggest you to try following methods and check if it helps.
Method 1:
I would suggest you to try steps provided in this Microsoft Help article.
How to troubleshoot problems connecting to Windows Update or to Microsoft Update
Note: Please follow those steps which you have not tried.
Method 2:
Run System Update Readiness Tool and check if it helps.


Also, try the steps in the following Microsoft Support article.
Error message when you try to install updates by using the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web site: "0x80004002":
I hope this information helps.
Thank you

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Last updated June 4, 2020 Views 34,341 Applies to: