Error 80240fff when performing Windows updates

I have been trying to install windows update but i am unable to do so due to some error and it says error code is 80240fff.

Any idea how to fix it?

Original Title : failure installing windows update

 
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Last updated August 16, 2018 Views 55,800 Applies to:
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Hi Rajinpanthee,

1. What type of Internet connection do you use?

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.

Method 1:

I suggest you to run the windows update troubleshooter and check if it helps.

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262

If your problem still exists, proceed to Method 2.

Method 2:

How to perform a clean boot in Windows

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Note: After troubleshooting, refer to this section "How to reset the computer to start normally after clean boot troubleshooting"

Additional Information:

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/troubleshoot-problems-installing-updates#1TC=windows-8

Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance with Windows, we’ll be glad to assist you.

 

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