Error 0x80242fff with Windows 10

Have downloaded Windows 10 but now get  error ox80242fff for update for windows 10 (KB3074678) persistently - any suggestions as to what to do?


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I appreciate your interest in Windows 10.We sincerely regret for the inconvenience caused.

I suggest you run Windows Update Troubleshooter and check if it helps:

Method 1: Windows Update Troubleshooter.

1. Type troubleshooting in the search bar.

2. Select Troubleshooting.

3. Select View all on the top left corner.

4. ClickWindows Update.

5. Follow the on-screen instructions to run the troubleshooter.

6. Check if issue persists

I suggest you to proceed with method 2.

Method 2:

 Restart the Windows update services and check.
a. Tap or press Windows Key + R, type services.msc and then press Enter.
b. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password or click Continue.
c. Locate Background Intelligent Transfer Service and check the Status.
d. If the Status is stopped, right-click Background Intelligent Transfer Services, and then click Start in the menu.
e. Locate Windows Update and check the Status.
f. If the Status is stopped, right-click Windows Update, and then click Start in the menu.
g. Close Services.

Method 3:

Clean boot:

The issue could be due to some third party programs. I would suggest you to boot the computer into clean boot and install the updates. Clean boot will eliminate software conflicts that occur when you install a program or an update or when you run a program in Windows. You may also troubleshoot or determine what conflict is causing the problem by performing a clean boot.

How to perform a clean boot in Windows

Note: Follow How to reset the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean boot from article KB929135 to reset the computer to normal mode.

Hope this information helps you.


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Last updated June 16, 2021 Views 8,630 Applies to: