HOWTO fix Windows Updated Error Code 8024402C – SOLVED

If you’re managing Windows Servers 2012 R2 and having issue running the Automatic Windows Update continue reading it might help you and save you time searching for a solution.

I check my servers every week to make sure all security updates is applied to keep my servers protected against malicious users. Wham! the windows automatic updates are not working and an error occurred showing Error Code 8024402C as depicted below.

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KING.NET.WindowsUpdateError.8024402C

This is actually a quick fix if you know where to look. Here’s how to.

1st step, run regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdateAU

and update the value of UseWUServer from 1 to 0.

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KING.NET.Windows.Regedit

Double click on UseWUServer and change the value to 0.

2nd Step, restart windows update service. Run Services.msc

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KING.NET.WindowsUpdate.RestartService

That’s all.

Now run Windows Update again to check for security updates. You should be able to connect, download and install updates for your computer. After the installation, you might need to restart your computer or server to complete the installation.

Running Windows Update again, and if all is good. You should see “Windows is up to date”.

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KING.NET.WindowsUpdate.NoUpdate

This fix also solved my problem for Error Code 80072EE2.

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KING.NET.WindowsUpdateError.80072EE2

I hope this help, post your comment below if you have any follow up questions. And use the social media button to share this knowledge.

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