How to Fix 80240020 error in Windows update for Win10 upgrade

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If you are still waiting for your Windows 10 upgrade then this fix for 80240020 error during windows 10 update installation can come handy. Users who were part of the Windows Insider Program got the first taste of this new OS by getting to install a technical Preview build which received many updates leading to its final release. So users in the insider program, and the Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users who secured there reservation as soon as the “get Windows 10” icon appeared on the task bar, were the first people to get the official Windows 10 OS when it came out on July 29. However, the transition hasn’t been smooth for all and many are reporting 80240020 while trying to install an important update the Win 10 upgrade via Windows update. If you are suffering from this same issue here is how you can fix it:

How to Fix 80240020 error in Windows update for Windows 10 upgrade

Windows 7 and Windows 8 Update Screen

This error seems to occur when your Windows update is interrupted by some software or network issue. The most common fix or solution that has worked for most users are mentioned below:

  1. Go to C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload
  • Note: the location could be different if you have installed your Windows on a different directory.
  • Now delete everything inside the directory
  • Restart your PC
  • Go to your Control Panel and then select Windows update
  • Or click Start and type Windows Update and press Enter

  • Click Check for updates
  • Now your update should install properly without giving the error 80240020
  • If you are still getting this error, there is another way which lets you directly upgrade to Windows 10 i.e. without the need to install it through Windows Update. For this, you will need to download the Windows 10 media creation tool, which will download and install the upgrade for your Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC. To learn more about this method read: How to directly install Windows 10 without using Window updates

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