0x8024a105 is one of 0x800705b4, 0x80070057, 0x80070005 and 80244019 error codes. Such errors were found while the new update of Windows 10. The wrongly configured system files in your Windows system is the main reason behind the cause of the 0x8024a105 error. There are many other reasons are there, such as incomplete installation, an incomplete uninstall, improper deletion of applications or hardware, any attack by a virus, or improper shutdown.
How to Fix Windows 10 Update Error Code 0x8024a105?
We have found some solutions that can help you to fix the 0x8024a105 error. You can apply the methods mentioned below. We have mentioned them one by one. All the users are asked to go through them and follow all the steps.
Solution #1 (Clear and Reset Software Distribution Folder)
Windows 10 Update error code 0x8024a105 can be fixed by clearing and resetting the Software Distribution Folder. Software Distribution Folder is a component of Windows Update. So, we suggest you reset the folder. For resetting the folder, the steps are discussed below :
Step 1: Press Windows key + X and then from the menu choose Command Prompt (Admin) option.
Step 2: Now, type the following commands in the Command Prompt, one by one mentioned below:
net stop bits net stop wuauserv net stop appidsvc net stop cryptsvc
Step 3: Now, navigate to the folder mentioned: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and then delete everything in the folder.
Step 4: Now, go back to the Command Prompt again and then enter all the given commands one by one. The commands are mentioned below, type them or copy them in the Command Prompt.
net start bits net start wuauserv net start appidsvc net start cryptsvc
Step 5: Finally, Restart your system and check whether the Update Error Code 0x8024a105 is fixed.
Solution #2 (Perform a Clean Boot)
Step 1: First of all, press Windows Key and R buttons together and this will open the Run Window and type “msconfig” and then click on OK.
Step 2: You will find the System Configuration utility opened now.
Step 3: Then, click on the Service tab.
Step 4: Now, tick all the Hide all Microsoft Services check box. Finally, Disable all button by pressing on it and then click on OK.
Solution #3 (Run Troubleshooter)
This is a necessary method to fix the 0x8024a105 error. The Windows Update Troubleshooter can help in fixing this error code. We have mentioned the steps to run the troubleshooter below:
Step 1: Go to the Start Menu, at first.
Step 2: Now, in the search field type “Troubleshoot” and then press Enter.
Step 3: You will find the Troubleshoot Window opened. Afterwards, to expand the option, click on Windows Update.
Step 4: Then, click on the option Run Troubleshooter. It will enable the scanning, and it will detect the Problem occurring.
Step 5: At last, to fix the problem, follow all the instructions appearing on the screen. After the steps are done, try to update your Windows 10 again and then check whether the problem is fixed.
Solution #4 (Modify Windows Update Settings)
Customizing the windows update might help you in resolving the 0x8024a105 error. The users need to follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: First of all, navigate your arrow toward the right corner of the screen and then open the Charm Bar. Then, next step is to navigate towards the Settings.
Step 3: Then, open Update and Security by clicking on it.
Step 4: Now, look for the Advanced Option and click on it to open it.
Step 5: Afterwards, you will find a box stating “Receive updates for other Microsoft Products when you update Windows” and check that box.
Step 6: Now, click on the Delivery Optimization option while you are using a local network.
Step 7: Now, click on the Allow downloads from other PCs option to turn it on.
Now, try to update the Windows again and check that the 0x8024a105 error persists.
Solution #5 (Reset Catroot2 Folder)
If you have tried the above methods and still facing the 0x8024a105 error, you should reset the Catroot2 Folder. To reset the Catroot2 Folder, use the following steps:
Step 1: First of all, Press Windows Key and X altogether. Then, from the menu bar, select Command Prompt (Admin).
Step 2: Type these commands one by one mentioned below, in the Command Prompt after command and press Enter.
net stop cryptsvc md %systemroot%\system32\catroot2. Old xcopy %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 %systemroot%\system32\catroot2.old /s net start cryptsvc
Step 3: Once the commands are executed, delete the files in the Catroot2 Folder. Go to the “C:\Windows\system32\CatRoot2″ to find Catroot2 Folder.
Step 4: After all, this is done, restart your system. Now, try to Update Your Windows again. Then, check if the problem is solved or not. If this problem still exists, proceed for further methods.
Solution #6 (Repair the Corrupt Files Using DISM)
Error Code 0x8024a105 is due to the presence of some corrupted files. So, to fix the error, we truly suggest you run an inbuilt DISM tool. The steps to run the inbuilt DISM tool is mentioned below:
Step 1: First of all, press Windows Key and X altogether and from the menu bar, select Command Prompt (Admin) and open it.
Step 2: Now, copy the following command: DISM/Online/Cleanup-Image/CheckHealth and then hit Enter. This DISM should solve Update Error Code 0x8024a105 by scanning the problems.
Step 4: At last, turn off your system and start it again. After this update, your Windows now and check the problem is resolved.
Solution #7 (Reset Windows Update Tool Agent)
Resetting the Windows Update Tool Agent will solve your issues regarding the 0x8024a105 error. To reset the Windows Update tool Agent follow the steps below:
Step 1: First of all, from Microsoft, download the Reset Windows Update Agent.
Step 2: Now, right-click on it and then look for Run as Administrator and select it.
Step 3: You will find a message prompt opened on your screen.
Step 4: A message asking, “Do you want to continue the process? (Y/N).
Step 5: Select Y and then click on Enter.
Step 6: This will help in checking all the windows related issues.
Step 7: Finally, check whether the Windows 10 update error 0x8024a105 still appears or not. After the steps are being performed, try updating the windows again.
Solution #8 (Update Drivers)
Old Drivers may also be the reason for Windows update error 0x8024a105 occurs. So, we have to update our old drivers that may help in resolving the errors appearing. To resolve the error with updating the drivers, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Press the Windows key + X button at the same time. Then, select Device Manager.
Step 2: Now, from the Device Manager, choose the Outdated Driver and then right-click on it.
Step 3: Afterwards, choose Update Driver Software.
Step 4: If the driver needs any update, then the wizard will automatically observe it and download it. If this does not happen, your driver is already up to date.
These 8 methods are useful and will help you to fix Windows Error Code 0x8024a105. But, if the problem still exists, we will advise you to uninstall the Windows 10 and again install it. Reinstalling the update Windows 10 will help you to fix this 0x8024a105 error.