Windows 8 and WIndows 8.1 - Cannot download updates - get error 80244FFFF RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    ISSUE: Windows 8 AND WIndows 8.1RTM - Cannot download updates - get error 80244FFFF

    I have tried running the fix it, doing a clean boot and turning off all non Microsoft software, tried updating over wireless instead of wired, etc.  Nothing I do will allow updates to come thru.  get error 80244FFFF.

    System is AMD with Samsung SSD.  I upgraded from WIndows 8 to 8.1RTM. the problem existed on WIndows 8, but sometimes updates would come thru. Any suggestions for correction would be most appreciated.

    Monday, October 14, 2013 6:18 PM

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  • this is the only error code which may match your one:
    C:\Users\André>err 0x8024FFFF
    # for hex 0x8024ffff / decimal -2145058817
      WU_E_REPORTER_UNEXPECTED                                       wuerror.h
    # There was a reporter error not covered by another error
    # code.
    # 1 matches found for "0x8024FFFF"
    We need the Windowsupdate.log from C:\Windows to see which issue you have.

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    Monday, October 14, 2013 6:41 PM
  • Hi,

    In addition to Andre.Ziegler mentioned, let’s temporarily disable Windows firewall and Windows Defender and check if that helps.

    If we cannot get this issue fixed, please run System file checker to repair system files.

    Please open command prompt by right-clicking the CMD and choosing Run as administrator. Type following command line:




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    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 9:51 AM