[Solved] Microsoft Windows Update Error Code 0x8024002d

Windows Update Error Code 0x8024002d is a common error code for Windows 10. It can be caused by a variety of issues, including not downloading the latest updates or installing required drivers. Secondly , this error code is commonly caused due to “.NET framework” installation failure. These are the following ways in which you can attempt to correct this error.
Error Code 0x8024002d

Disclaimers:  Before you attempt to fix an issue with the windows update, we highly recommend you to take a registry back up and create a system restore point as a precaution method. In case if something goes wrong, we can restore your computer to the same stage and fix the issues. (In case if you not sure how to back it up, talk to an expert for assistance)

How to fix Error Code 0x8024002d?

“.NET Framework 3.5” on Windows 10 or any higher versions won’t come by default. We should separately enable from windows features to run old applications. You can find the windows features option on application wizard window that avoids error code 0x8024002d on Windows updates.

Note: Make sure you set correct Date and time on your computer, try to install pending updates through other available networks. Run Windows update troubleshooter.

  1. Control PanelPrograms and Features
  2. Turn Windows features on or off the check.NET Framework 3.5. The pre-requisites should installed
  3. If it is not successful uninstall the KB’s related to.NET framework 3.5 and then re-install them
  4. Restart your computer if needed

If the windows update error code 0x8024002d still exists, follow some more steps to fix the issue install error – 0x8024002d and install/upgrade/update your operating system.

You can Try These Solutions to Fix Windows 10 Update Error Code 0x8024002d While Updating

  1. Firstly, perform an SFC scan so that you can fix potentially corrupted or missing files, most of the cases this system file scan fix common issues with a file system
  2. To do a restore to healthy previous setup with command prompt to fix potentially corrupted or missing files
  3. Using windows update troubleshooter fix it the tool, this is also a good tool to automatically fix most common issues
  4. By cleaning SDF (Software distribution folder) for a clean slate for windows update or renaming so machine itself creates a fresh one in next update
  5. Finally, resetting PC

Simple SFC Scan Method For Common File System Issues to Fix Windows Update Error 0x8024002d(-2145124307)

The system file scanning process is very simple to try while fixing issues with Windows issues. Just follow these steps.

  • Open command prompt in admin mode, to do this Type CMD in windows start menu search and right click on CMD application to get through Run as admin option
    Error Code 0x8024002d
  • In the command prompt window, type SFC/SCANNOW and press enter
    Error Code 0x8024002d
  • The scanning process takes some time to return results

Using Restore Healthy Option to Fix Corrupted Files

For most of the serious issues, and to save your time the best way to fix these critical issues are restoring to good healthy partition. Before doing this stop the windows update services. Open the command prompt as admin (Mentioned above in SFC scan process), Then instead of running SFC scan now command type this following command in the window.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

DISM cleanup

After some time your machine will be restored to a good healthy state. Now you can start your windows updates as usual.

Windows Update Troubleshooter/Fix it Tool

Microsoft has released several fix-it tools/patches for most of the updates issues. Depends on your requirement choose the right fix it tool for your issue and run it on your machine. This will help you when there are simple issues like folder missing errors, permissions-related issues error (0x8024002d).

SDF Cleaning Method

In this method, we clean and recreate the software distribution folder by deleting all temporary files in it.

  1. Go to C:/ drive, then open the windows named folder in it
  2. Open Software Distribution folder (SDF)
  3. Open the Data Store folder and then delete all files and folders in it
  4. Again go back to the Software Distribution folder, open the Download folder and delete all files in it
    Note: while deleting, it may prompt for admin permission. If you are logged in as an admin user. just click on ok to proceed

Resetting Operating system to fix the windows update error 0x8024002d

Follow this when you have less knowledge in windows technology about command prompts, files and registry fixing steps.

  1. If you are using windows 10, just type in “RESET PC” in the Cortana search bar(windows start button search) and select RESET PC from the results
  2. Then under the RESET PC, click on the get started button to proceed
  3. There are two options to keep your files and completely clean. (You must take back up of your desktop files, pictures, downloads, documents before proceeding to completely clean)
  4. After reset, you may do updates cleanly without any issue. This resetting process takes time so please do it when you don’t have any urgent work with your computer

During Office installation you may encounter error windows update 0x8024002d 0x800f0906, 0x800f0907, or 0x800f081f, 0x8024a22d in which case refer to .NET Framework 3.5 installation error: 0x800f0906, 0x800f0907, or 0x800f081f. Note that these are possibly resolved by installing security update 3005628.

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