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I am getting an error message with windows 7 update. Error No. 8024800A

Asked by billybogs on 03/16/2013 at 4:59 AM

Windows could not search for new updates Error Code 8024800A. I have tried a couple of online microsoft fixes, one says errors found and have been fixed, one says checking online for updates no problems no fix but the error is still there.

I am running a toshiba p750 with 8Gb Ram, it all worked last time I used it a couple of weeks ago.

The last update was -  Platform Update for Windows 7 x64-Edition (KB2670838)

Installation date: ‎27/‎02/‎2013 2:55 PM

Installation status: Successful
Any ideas?

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  • Posted by KDC on 03/16/2013 at 6:19 AM
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    Stop Windows Update Service. Rename or delete the softwareditribution folder under ?:\Windows. Start Windows Update Service again, an it will recreate the deleted folder and files. You'll loose your update history though.
  • Posted by Wi on 03/16/2013 at 9:15 AM
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    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_update/windows-7-automatic-updates-wont-run-error/f5791527-a8e6-47a5-90c5-3ad00cd716e0
  • Posted by Denis on 03/16/2013 at 1:28 PM
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    It works:
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/trentsh/archive/2010/08/12/error-number-0x8024800c-error-running-windows-update.aspx
  • Posted by DES_1001 on 03/16/2013 at 5:45 PM
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    This works Brill, many thanks
  • Posted by Icemanfiveoh on 03/16/2013 at 10:46 PM
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    This worked great.
  • Posted by Pcl on 03/17/2013 at 2:11 AM
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    Ok! Ok! Ok!