How to fix Windows 10 “0x8024a105” update error

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Objective – Fix Windows 10 “0x8024a105” update error

When you click on the “Check for Updates” button in the update center, you may receive error code 0x8024a105, which means that there are problems with the automatic update components. Problems with installing updates can occur without clicking a button, when you simply go to the update center, since they are installed automatically. Let’s know how to fix/solve this problem.



Fixing error 0x8024a105 when updating Windows 10

Method # 1 Using Troubleshooting

Method # 2 Checking System files

Method # 3 Resetting Wu components

Method # 4 Update the system using the Media Creation Tool

Method # 5 Download and install the patch separately

1. Troubleshooting
Go to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > On the right side, Additional Troubleshooters > Windows Update .

Windows Service Center troubleshooting


2. Checking system files
Corrupted system files can give error code 0x8024a105 when trying to update. Launch Command Prompt with run as administration and enter below commands in turn, while waiting for the process to finish, to repair corrupted files, if any:

sfc /scannow
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
After checking, run Windows Update and see if the error 0x8024a105 is resolved.

Running SFC in CMD

Service host Superfetch/sysmain
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3. Resetting WU components

Step 1 . Let’s reset the automatic update components manually and re-create the catalogs. Run Command Prompt as administrator and enter the commands one at a time, pressing Enter after each:

net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
net stop cryptSvc
net stop msiserver
These commands will stop the services associated with the update center so that we can further rename the directories. Leave the command prompt open and continue typing the commands from step 2 and step 3.

net stop wuauserv bits cryptSvc msiserver


Step 2 . Above, we stopped the services so that they would not interfere. Next step will rename the Catroot2 and SoftwareDistribution folder to new one that named force Windows Update to relaunching the components again.

Open your previous command prompt again and paste the following commands to rename the folder.

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old

Step 3 . As soon as we renamed the directories stated above, new folders will be created on the first check of the update center. Now start the services that we stopped in previous step that is step 1. Enter following into the command line:

net start wuauserv
net start bits
net start cryptSvc
net start msiserver

4. Update the system using the Media Creation Tool

If the system does not update and gives error 0x8024a105, then a reasonable solution would be to update through the special Media Creation Tool from Microsoft. Go to the official website of Microsoft corporation and click ” Update Now ” button to download the Update Assistant utility instantly. Now, launch it, and follow the instructions on the screen to update Windows 10.

Media Creation Tool (Update Assistant)

5. Download and install the patch separately
If the above methods did not help to fix the error code 0x8024a105 in Windows Update, then we can download the KB … patch separately … and install it.

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