We’ve analyzed several reports and learned that error code 0x8024500c can occur when installing Windows updates or updating Windows Store apps. This Techquack post will show you how to fix error code 0x8024500c in different situations.
Error code 0x8024500c can occur when trying to install Windows updates or update Windows Store applications. Windows Update Error 0x8024500c indicates that the Windows Update service has probably been blocked. The Windows Store error 0x8024500c may be caused by a corrupted data cache in the Windows Store.
So in the next section, we will show you how to fix 0x8024500c error codes for different situations.
What is the cause of error 0x8024500c in Windows 10?
Common Glitch: It turns out that this particular problem can occur due to common glitches in the Windows Store and Windows Update. In this case, the most economical solution is to run Windows Update Troubleshooter or Windows Store App Troubleshooter (depending on the component used).
Corrupted data in Microsoft Store cache: If the problem occurs with the Microsoft Store, it is most likely related to one or more temporary files that are preventing the operating system from establishing and maintaining connections to external Microsoft servers. If this scenario applies, you may be able to resolve the problem by resetting the Microsoft Store cache.
Corrupted Temporary Data: If the problem occurs with Windows Update, it is possible that an incomplete or failed update due to a machine interruption could cause some important services to remain suspended. If this script applies, you should be able to resolve the problem by resetting all relevant items.
VPN or proxy server failure: It turns out that this particular error code can also occur because the connection to an external server is interrupted because the connection is being filtered by the VPN network or proxy server. To solve the problem in this case, you need to remove the VPN client or disable the proxy server you are currently using.
Damaged system files: Damaged system files are another possible cause that can effectively interrupt the Windows Update or Windows Store application update process. To solve the problem in this particular scenario, the most effective method is to run a set of utilities (DISM and SFC) that can fix corrupted system files.
How to fix error code 0x8024500c in Windows 10?
Manual download of updates
Error 0x8024500C usually occurs when Windows cumulative and secure updates fail or are blocked. However, you can still manually download Windows updates from the official Microsoft website. To do so, simply follow the steps listed here.
- Click the Start button, and then go to Settings.
- Go to the “Updates and security” section.
- Go to the right pane and tap Show update history.
- Now you need to find the Quality Updates option and then look for the KB number that seems to have failed to install during the automatic installation.
- Then go to Microsoft’s Download Center, then to the search bar.
- Look for the cumulative update number.
- Once you find it, download and install the update.
Make sure that Windows Update services are running
The following information will help you check Windows 10 update services and fix the ones that aren’t working:
- Go to the Start menu and search for “Run.”
- Now select the same in the results.
- Type services.msc in the dialog box and press Enter on your keyboard.
- When Windows services are displayed, search for the service mentioned below.
- Optimize service
- Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
- Service Windows Update Medic
- Windows Update
- If one of the Windows services listed above appears to be disabled or disabled, you will need to enable or run it. To enable the service, right-click the service name and click Start.
About Windows Update Update Built-in Diagnostics
Error code 0x8024500c can be resolved using the Windows Troubleshooter. If you run the troubleshooter, it will automatically find the problem and can also solve it yourself. Here are instructions on how to run Windows Update troubleshooter:
- Click on the notification icon at the right end of your PC’s taskbar.
- Now go to “All Settings.”
- Go to the “Update and Security” option.
- Now click on “Troubleshooting.”
- Look for the “Windows Update” link. Click that button, and then click “Run Troubleshooter.”
Using Microsoft Store Troubleshooter
In this method, we will use Windows Troubleshooter for the Microsoft Store, since the Windows Store is responsible for downloading and installing system updates.
- Open the Control Panel and go to the Troubleshooter page.
- Click the “Show All” button on the left sidebar.
- Once all items are displayed, go to Windows Store Apps.
- Click Next to begin the troubleshooting process.
- Once the troubleshooter has completed the process and found the Windows Update issue, follow the on-screen instructions to resolve error code 0x8024500c.
Resetting the Microsoft Store
Let’s reset the Windows Store and see if that solves the problem with Windows Update on your computer:
- Please click on the search bar under the system tray and type cmd.exe.
- Once the command prompt window opens, go to “Run as administrator”.
- You may be prompted to confirm, so click Yes.
- Now type WSReset.exe and press Enter on your computer to confirm the command. Wait for the system to reboot the Windows Store, which in most cases is responsible for Windows Update errors.
Recovering corrupted Windows registry files
If something has gone wrong with the system registry entries, it can lead to Windows Update error 0x8024500c. Follow the solution below to restore corrupted files to your system.
- Press the Start + R keys on your keyboard to run the Run program.
- Now type regedit in the program dialog box and click on the OK link.
- When the computer asks for confirmation, click Yes.
- The Windows Registry Editor will now appear, and you will need to navigate to the next file directory using the left navigation bar:
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESSoftware PolicyMicrosoftWindowsUpdate.
- When you get to the address of the above file directory, double click on Disable access to Windows Update.
- Enter 0 in the Value data field and click OK to make the change.
- Finally, restart your computer.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Go to the Run program and type inetcpl.
- Press the "Enter" key on your computer keyboard.
- You will now be redirected to the internet properties window, go to the connections window.
- Click Local network settings.
Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update. Under Windows Update Settings, open the Do not connect to Windows Update sites on the Internet option. Check the Enabled option to activate the policy.
- Close the Microsoft Store application if it is currently open.
- Press Win + R to open the Run dialog box.
- Type WSReset.exe in Run and press-/enter OK. The WSReset tool resets the Windows Store without changing account settings or removing installed applications.
- Select the Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen.
- Click the gear icon.
- While in Settings, scroll down and click Update and Security.
- In the Updates and Security window, click the Check for Updates if necessary.
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