How To Fix The Windows Error Code 80240016 Error Code: 0x80240016
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Windows error code 80240016 can be solved. Check out our guide for troubleshooting the error code and how to prevent it from coming back in the future.

The Problem

When you are running Windows Vista and you try to install updates from the Windows Update website you receive this error code which has no message included with it.


When you try to install updates the error will appear if the client for Windows Update or Microsoft Update is unable to connect with the user token. The user token is necessary for downloading updates from the Microsoft Update website or the Windows Update website. You can begin to troubleshoot this error by shutting down and then restarting the Windows Update service.

If you are running Windows XP on your PC make sure that you do not have any Windows Update or Microsoft Update windows open and then click on Starton your main toolbar and then choose Run from the menu. When the Command Prompt appears enter cmdand then press the Enterkey. When the new windows opens enter net stop wuauserv and then press the Enterkey. Next enter net start wuauserv and then press the Enter key again and close the Command Prompt window. Go back and try to install the updates.

If you are running the Windows Vista operating system make certain that you do not have any Microsoft Update or Windows Update windows currently running and then click on Start on the main toolbar and then enter command prompt in the search box. When the window appears find Command Prompt in the list and then right click on it. When the menu appears choose Run as Administrator and enter your password if you are prompted. When the new window appears type in net stop wuauserv and press the Enterkey and then type in net start wuauserv and press the Enterkey again. Close the Command Prompt and then retry installing updates.

TipFor more information, please see: How to fix Update error #80240016

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