"Windows Update error code 80240016" in Vista

Original title: "WindowsUpdate_80240016" 

Hi I keep getting this "WindowsUpdate_80240016" error code when I try and install my updates. I now have 46 updates that need to be installed. Can anyone help?

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Hey catherine,

Which update did you install?

Time taken to install an update would depend on the size of the update. However, one hour and a half sounds too long for one update. Did you follow the steps to reset Windows update components as per suggested in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article given above?

If not, give it a try.

Click on the fix it from the link below to automatically reset windows update components.

How do I reset Windows Update components?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058/

See if there's any improvement.


Regards,

Shinmila H - Microsoft Support

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Last updated June 30, 2018 Views 2,736 Applies to: