How to fix Update Error 0x80242016 in Widows 10

Microsoft pushes updates regularly. Sometimes they might be feature updates too. You may get errors while trying to update your copy of Windows. One such error that we are covering today is code 0x80242016.

While trying to install Feature updates, some users get error code 0x80242016 on their Screen. So today, on, we will see how to fix this error on your own.

The error message says Failed to Install on *Date* and proceeds with the error code 0x80242016. The Error won’t go away on trying to install updates multiple times. Unfortunately, there are a few things that you can try to get rid of it.


How to Fix Error code 0x80242016 in Windows 10?


The majority of the users have reported this error on Windows 10. So, this guide will focus on fixing it from a windows 10 user’s perspective.

Before moving ahead to see how to solve the 0x80242016 Error, please make sure of a few things like:

  1. You have a stable Internet Connection
  2. You are not connected to any Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  3. Temporarily Disabling your Antivirus Software.


Solution 1: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter.


We will make use of Windows Update Troubleshooter to fix error 0x80242016. If you have already tried the troubleshooter, then please skip to Solution 2.

Follow these steps:

  • Open settings by Pressing Windows + I keys on your keyboard.
  • Then, click on Update and Security.
  • Click Troubleshoot from the left pane and then go to Additional Troubleshooters.
  • Scroll down a bit and select Windows Update to reveal the Option to Run the Troubleshooter.


Run Troubleshooter

Wait and let the tool diagnose your PC for any fault preventing you from downloading and installing the update because of the 0x80242016 Error.


Solution 2: Scan the Disk to solve the 0x80242016 Error.


If there is a problem with some files required to connect to the Microsoft server, you might get this Error.
Checking your Disk for any fault is safe and requires no expertise as you can do it. Yes, you can execute three lines of commands in the command prompt window to scan your Disk for errors. Just follow the below steps.

Open Command prompt as admin or Windows Powershell(Admin) if you use Windows 10 64bit version.
Now type these three commands one by one and press Enter after each.


dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
dism /online /cleanup-image /checkhealth
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth


Scan Health


Above mentioned Commands will Scan > Check and Restore the Health of your PC. You will need to restart your PC, but I would suggest not restarting your PC now.

Execute some more commands that are provided below in Solution 3. Then You can go ahead and restart your PC to save some time.

This might fix error code 0x80242016 while updating your copy of windows.


Solution 3: Restart Windows Update Components.


You need some components on your computer to establish a connection to Windows Servers.
If there is a problem with these components, you might have issues connecting to windows servers, hence the error 0x80242016.

To fix this problem, we will restart windows update components to establish a new connection to Microsoft servers.

You will be required to execute a few commands. First to Stop the services and then to start them again. Let us see how it is done in Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell. You will require Admin Rights to do this.

Open Command Prompt as Admin or Windows Powershell.
Copy-paste each line one by one and hit enter after each.


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


Once all these commands are executed successfully, you have restarted windows update components correctly. Now, go ahead and restart your PC.

Go to windows update and see if you still get the 0x80242016 Error, or you can download and install updates without any issue.

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