Windows 10 wont update Error code 0x80240fff

I just got a new laptop and was trying to make sure my windows 10 was up to date but every time i try to have it search for updates i get Error code 0x80240fff. I dont even think its failing to download its just acting like it cant even search for new updates?

I already tried to updated it during a clean boot https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135. Or at least im pretty sure i followed all the instructions correctly. 

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Everyone!

Choose the advanced options, blue tab, under the retry bar.

From there make sure the "defer updates" tab is CHECKED.

Your problem will be solved, it solved mine. Build 10240

Your welcome Microsoft and I do thank you for the free Windows with all the advertisements. 

Updating too build 1511 as of writing this as I too had error 0x80240fff

Apparently for Windows 10 Pro Users Only

"Sumit Dhiman2" has a link that may help Home Users

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The summary so far:

Issue relates to build 10240 Update server Itself,I hope MS corrects it soon.

Immediate resolution:

  • Pro Users: Click on Defer Upgrades-that would change your Windows update server and the problem would be resolved.However,upgrades would be postponed.Another Alternate Download version 1511 through media creation Tool and perform an In-place upgrade.This would make sure you are on the latest build of windows 10 and you would receive the Aniversary update due July this year.
  • Home users(Home+Home SL):No defer upgrades option,the only thing is to download version 1511 through media creation tool.

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Steps for upgrade:

Media creation Tool is now updated with Version 1511, OS Build 10586 of Windows 10.

Download link for Media Creation Tool:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

You can select upgrade this PC now,windows should do that automatically for you.

Sumit

Windows Insider MVP 2018-current and Moderator
Dell Inspiron 5590 - i5 10210U/12GB DDR4/ 4GB Nvidia MX230/ 512GB nvme
https://www.yourwindowsguide.com

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