2. Did you make any changes on the computer prior to this issue?
I can understand the frustration when things don’t work as expected.
Adding to José Antonio Pontón Posada CEO's suggestions, you may try the following methods and check if it helps you in fixing the issue with Windows updates.
If you receive Windows Update error 8024001F while checking for updates, you need to connect to the Internet. Make sure that your network cable is plugged in and securely connected to your computer. To check if your Internet
connection is working, try opening your web browser and try going to one or more reliable websites that you frequently visit. Once you have confirmed that you are connected to the Internet, check for updates again.
I suggest you to run the windows update troubleshooter and check if it helps.