Windows Update Error Code 8024A000 after reformating

i tried  the troubleshooting withcommand prompt but it didnt do anything Please help!! Windows Vista 64 Bit. 

Hi Ron,


Let’s follow these methods and update us with the results.


Method 1: Set the clock


Method 2: I would suggest you to place the computer in clean boot state and check.


To help troubleshoot error message, you can start Windows Vista or Windows 7 by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot." A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.

How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8


Note: To reset the computer to normal mode after troubleshooting, please follow “How to reset the computer to start as usual” from the above article.


Method 3: Refer the suggestions provided by Waseemulla Shariff on May 19, 2012 and Marilyn on February 17, 2009.


Note: Back up the registry


If the issue persists, please do not hesitate to let us know. We will be glad to help you further.

K.Z. Sharief Khan
Ex-Microsoft Forum Moderator

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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 99 Applies to: