The Windows 10 updates and regular hotfixes give an assurance that your computer’s hardware and software are up to date. These updates also provide maximum security to your PC. But Windows 10 has its own demerits which bring many errors seen during installation. While performing the update, we found one of the errors, that is, 0x8024200D.

After you are done with the updates and downloaded the files, you will get 0x8024200D error in the course of installing the files. Here we will help you to know about this error and talk about the solutions that will help you to get rid of it.

The Windows 10 error 0x8024200D has been around for a while. If this error occurs, it simply means that some files are missing or corrupted or there is some other problems with the downloads.

Update Failing With Error 0x8024200D in Windows 10

It may happen that the files you have downloaded from the internet come up with corrupt files, that’s why the error shows corrupt or missing files. Either the file, you are downloading are dropped halfway or it has never downloaded. You might be misled by bad instructions from the servers that the download has been completed.

If you are not able to encode or decode the files properly, then the file may be corrupted or discarded by you computer. Hence you won’t be able to find it from the updated files. So, if it happens you can’t carry on with the installation until you replace the corrupt and missing files. We are sharing two methods to help you. Go through the steps thoroughly.


How to Fix Update Failing With Error 0x8024200D in Windows 10

Solution 1: Run SFC (System File Check) Scan

This method of running the system file check will help you to find and replace the corrupt and missing files. Use the administrator or elevated mode command line to continue running the scan. Here are the steps:

Step 1 – Click on the start key or start button. Type “cmd” instantly.

Step 2 – Navigate to the cmd application from the search results and choose “run as administrator” option.

Step 3 – A command prompt window will appear. Type “C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /scannow” and then click on Enter. Wait until the scan is completed.

After using Windows Resources Protection to find and repair corrupt files, you can retry installing the updates.

Solution 2: Delete the Current Downloaded Update and Download the Windows Update Files Again

Deleting and Reloading the Windows update files again will help you to replace the corrupt files and download the missing files. You have to boot in safe mode for the first step (delete the current corrupt download). Steps to perform this method is given below:

Step 1 – Click on the restart button in the Windows Start Menu by holding the Shift key. The system restarts with bringing up the troubleshooting.

Step 2 – When the computer boots, select Troubleshoot.

Step 3 – Now choose Advanced and then Startup Settings.

Step 4 – After this click on Restart.

Step 5 – The system is rebooted now. Click on the F4 Key (the key might vary in different Computers) to chose Enable Safe Mode.

Step 6 – Once your PC is in Safe Mode, locate to  ‘C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download‘ where the uploaded update files are stored.

Step 7 – Now, all the contents of those folders should be deleted.

Step 8 – Restart you PC in normal mode.

Step 9 – Go to Settings and select Update & security.

Step 10 – To run the Update process again, Select ‘Check for Update‘.

After the above steps have been completed, Windows will download your files again and this update might be a clean one.



We have mentioned two relevant methods above to solve the error 0x8024200D encountered in windows 10 update. We make sure that after you try the above solutions, you end with resolving this error. This method works in most cases. Many users have tried this and they were successful too.