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A How-to guide on solving Windows Update Error Code 8024200d

(Update for Windows Vista failed. Error Found: Code 8024200D)
Read our guide on solving Windows Error Code 8024200d and use these tips. It will help you to troubleshoot your issue.

What happens

When you try to install updates you receive this error message> You also receive the message saying that updates have been installed but when you restart your PC the message says updates have failed and then you see the error code.

What you should do in the case of Windows Update error #8024200d

Error code 8024200D can be the result of a conflict with your antivirus program or an issue with the software distribution and catroot2 folders. Before you try renaming the folders see if you can solve the problem by disabling your antivirus program. Depending upon the type of program you are using the process of disabling the program will vary according to the third party program you are using. Temporarily disable the program and then try installing the updates. It is also important to remember to enable the program immediately after you are finished to prevent your PC from being exposed to malicious software.

If you do not have any success with this method you can try renaming the Software Distribution and Catroot2 folders. To rename the folders shut down your PC and then restart it and press the F8 key on your keyboard during startup. Wait for the Advanced Boot Options window to appear and then choose Safe Mode. Allow your PC to boot up and then click on Start and then choose Run. When the command prompt appears enter c:\windows and then press the Enter key. When the Windows folder opens, locate the Software Distribution folder and then right click on the folder. Choose Rename from the menu and then name the folder SDold. In the same window look for the Catroot2 folder and right click on it. Choose Rename from the menu and then change the name of the folder to Catroot2old. Close out of the window and then boot up your PC in normal mode. Try installing updates again.

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