Error code 80070246

Error Code 80070246 was seen on windows 10 21H2 second generation update failure. This happens if you do not install first generation updates prior to start with the installation of windows 10 21H2 updates. We recommend you to do this before you install the latest one.

Quick steps to fix this Error Code 80070246 :

  1. Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools->Internet Options
  2. Goto Connections and LAN Settings
  3. Check to make sure the Proxy server is disabled.

Secondly, you may try to disable Antivirus if the proxy settings fails to help. If you cannot find the procedure helpful, feel free to ask our techs on chat support system.

Is windows 10 alone shows you error 80070246 ?

There are failed windows update services that could cause this error 80070246 to different Windows operating systems. Since we use the latest editions, we talk about windows 10. There are some old versions as well that effects with this error code 80070246.

Do you know how to Repair Windows Services?

Repairing Windows update services is not simple like we click some repair button on windows apps. There are set of command lines which should be executed with a batch file.

This requires the user to have administrator rights on his computer. As per the Microsoft set of rules defined on various Knowledge base articles, the steps are simplified as mentioned here to reset your windows update services.

NOTE: Following these steps carefully will not make any changes to your personal data or programs. It will only reset the Windows update services.

  1. Open command prompt as administrator by right clicking on it.
  2. Goto c:\windows\
  3. Rename software distribution folder to old
  4. Some cases it may not happen until you stop the windows update services
  5. To stop that, you can run a command line net stop wuauserv and hit enter
  6. Followed by you can try to rename this folder software distribution to old
  7. Then you can restart the windows update service
  8. Use this command “Net start wuauserv” and hit enter
  9. Check for updates now.
Error code 80070246
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