Windows update- receiving error code 80240016 when try to update.

Error messages 80240016
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Hi,

    Please try to mention which Windows you are using whenever you post a problem on this website with some details for your computer.

To troubleshoot on your error you may try to work with the following article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957307.

If this did not work you may also try following steps:

  1. Open services from the control panel (Administrative Tools-->Services)
  2. Stop the following services Background Intelligent Transfer Service, Cryptographic Service and Windows Updates (Automatic Updates if your are using Xp).
  3. Rename SoftwareDistribution to SoftwareDistribution.old folder from C:\Windows
  4. Rename Catroot2 to Catroot2.old from C:\Windows\System32
  5. Restart the services Background Intelligent Transfer Service, Cryptographic Service and Windows Updates (Automatic Updates if your are using Xp).
  6. Check for the udpates.


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Last updated January 16, 2020 Views 1,842 Applies to: