Windows Update error 8024000B

If you receive Windows Update error 8024000b, it means that Windows Update can't read a file (Update Manifest) that is required for installation.

To fix this problem, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, type Run in the search box, and then, in the results list, click Run.
  2. Copy the following text, and then paste it into the Run text box:

    Cmd /c ren %systemroot%\System32\Spupdsvc.exe Spupdsvc.old

  3. Click OK.

  4. Run Windows Update again.

If you continue to see this error, see this automatic troubleshooter on the Microsoft Support website, or go to the Microsoft Answers website for more assistance.

Error codes this applies to:

  • WindowsUpdate_8024000B

  • 0x8024000B

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