Solving Windows error code 8024402c

Solving Windows error code 8024402c

This error code is cause by the windows update service thinking that it is being updated by a WU Server. If the computer is supposed to be updated by a WU Server do not follow these directions. A bad virus changed this registry key. After cleaning the virus off I realized I was unable to apply updates. The error message that arose was error code 8024402C. After a quick bit of research I realized that this meant that the computer could not connect to the WU Server. Since there was never a WU Server and the computer had worked fine previously I realized the Virus must have changed this. With credit given to the below site here are the steps in resolving this:

1. Open registry editor (Start menu –> Run –> regedit)

2. Find the following

pathHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

3. Chage the value of the UseWUServer from 1 to 0 (double click on it, change the value and click

OK)

4. Restart Windows Update service (Start menu –> Run –> services.msc, find the Windows Update

service and click on Restart)

January 25, 2014 by meritadmin Category: General IT 0 comments

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