Error 8024402C trying to download updates.

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by ChrisR, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. ChrisR

    ChrisR Guest

    Recently whenever I try to download 9 different critical updates I get the
    above error after download/installation has failed (very quickly). I have
    tried all the recommended fixes for Error code 0x8024402C but nothing works.

    So, then when I turn automatic updates on (to try to bypass this problem)
    the little shield symbol appears almost immediately on my toolbar with
    'downloading updates:17%' and then disappears after 10 seconds, with the
    updates still not being downloaded.

    What can I do to eliminate this problem?
    ChrisR, Apr 12, 2005
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  2. ChrisR

    Taurarian Guest

    Winhttp SendRequest/ReceiveResponse failed with 0x2ee7 error.
    Either the proxy server or target server name can not be resolved.
    You may receive an error message when you search for available updates on the Windows
    Update Web site
    What causes Error 0x8024402c

    More information here:

    Posted by: (O)enone

    Here's what works for our company:
    1. Click on Start, and then click Run.
    2. Type cmd in the Open box to get a DOS prompt.
    3. Type "net stop wuauserv" without the quotes at the command prompt, and press
    4. Delete (or put in recycle bin) the contents of
    C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution (but not the SoftwareDistribution folder)

    5. Type net start wuauserv at the command prompt, and press Enter.
    6. Now try Windows Update again.
    Taurarian, Apr 12, 2005
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  3. ChrisR

    Taurarian Guest

    Taurarian, Apr 15, 2005
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