Windows 8: Fix Windows Updates Error Code 8024A000

by jasonvonruden 25. August 2012 13:48

After upgrading windows 7 to Windows 8 RTM the upgrade completed successfully and when I ran windows update I received the Windows Updates Error Code 8024A000. 

I was surprised to see the new “Windows Update Error Troubleshooter”  that attempted to resolve problems that prevent me from using Windows Update  and it automated some of the common task to fix windows updates issues. 

Unfortunately the new  “Windows Update Error Troubleshooter” it did not fix my error Code 8024A000 I had to fall back on the same method used on Windows 7 and Vista.  There are several blog post that detail a command line solution to fix the issue.  I ran the commands below from a command line prompt as an administrator.  I actually copied the commands into a .bat batch script to run from the command prompt.

Blog posts for previous Windows Versions

Commands needed to fix Windows Updates Error Code 8024A000 on Windows 8 – RTM

net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
net stop cryptsvc

regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\vbscript.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\mshtml.dll /s              
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\msjava.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\jscript.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\msxml.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\actxprxy.dll /s
regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\shdocvw.dll /s
regsvr32 wuapi.dll /s
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll /s
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll /s
regsvr32 wucltui.dll /s
regsvr32 wups2.dll /s
regsvr32 wups.dll /s
regsvr32 wuweb.dll /s
regsvr32 Softpub.dll /s
regsvr32 Mssip32.dll /s
regsvr32 Initpki.dll /s
regsvr32 softpub.dll /s
regsvr32 wintrust.dll /s
regsvr32 initpki.dll /s
regsvr32 dssenh.dll /s
regsvr32 rsaenh.dll /s
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll /s
regsvr32 sccbase.dll /s
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll /s
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll /s
regsvr32 Urlmon.dll /s
regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll /s
regsvr32 Msjava.dll /s
regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll /s
regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll /s
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml2.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml3.dll /s
regsvr32 Browseui.dll /s
regsvr32 shell32.dll /s
regsvr32 wuapi.dll /s
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll /s
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll /s
regsvr32 wucltui.dll /s
regsvr32 wups.dll /s
regsvr32 wuweb.dll /s
regsvr32 jscript.dll /s
regsvr32 atl.dll /s
regsvr32 Mssip32.dll /s

net start wuauserv
net start bits
net start cryptsvc


Windows 8