RE: Vista update error code 8024A000
Are you fetching updates from a SUS or WSUS server, or from Microsoft?
How to troubleshoot Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server
Update Services installation issues
If your windows update is pointing to your local WSUS, then you must include
the Windows Defender in synchronization setting.
In Products selection, please include Windows Defender
In Update classifications, please include Definition Updates
You must synchronize the server and approve the definition for clients to
get the latest definition.
You experience problems when you access the Windows Update Version 5 or
Version 6 Web site through a server that is running ISA Server
> I have vista buiness and cannot download updates of vista.
> Lars Blom
Solution to windows update error 00x8024A000
Searching around on Microsoft support, I found a sollution to the problem listed under a solution for another problem. Give this a go and hopefully it works for you or anyone running Vista with this problem.
1) Go to Start -> Run
2) Type in MSCONFIG and press enter
3) Under the 'BOOT' tab, tick the 'Safe Boot' box and select 'Minimal'
4) Press OK and proceed to restarting the computer when prompted
5) Once computer restarts log in and open Window Explorer
6) Navigate to your Windows directory and look for SoftwareDistribution folder
7) Rename this folder to SoftwareDistribution.old
8) Go back into MSCONFIG and turn off 'Safe Boot' and restart
9) Run Windows update again.
SUMMARY: Windows has somehow managed to corrupt its own system files, possibly during one of its previous updates... Once you get the Windows update to work, you will notice that Windows Defender will start to work.
Windows Update fix
For your info, a Safe boot is not required.
Just run services.msc , then stop the BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service), and Automatic Update Service (XP) or Windows Update Service (Vista). Then you can rename SoftwareDistribution and restart the two services. Had this just now with my Vista Ultimate machine, and this worked fine, with no need to reboot.
Re: Vista update error code 8024A000
I tried every solution I could find for EVERY windows update error to try to
fix this problem on Vista. I eventually got it working by installing MSXML3
> For your info, a Safe boot is not required.
> Just run services.msc , then stop the BITS (Background Intelligent
> Transfer Service), and Automatic Update Service (XP) or Windows Update
> Service (Vista). Then you can rename SoftwareDistribution and restart
> the two services. Had this just now with my Vista Ultimate machine,
> and this worked fine, with no need to reboot.
> therman's Profile: http://forums.techarena.in/members/49482.htm
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