How to Fix Update Error Code 0x80242014 in Windows 10

Did you struggle to update Windows 10 on account of some error code 0x80242014? Well, in this post, we will discuss the reasons causing this trouble along with five working ways to overcome this issue on Windows. The update error mostly occurs due to the presence of corrupt system files, or corruption within the System Image.

So, repair all missing and damaged files and check if the error 0x80242014 resolves during the next Windows Update. In addition to the above solutions, repairing all the DLL files on Windows has also proved to solve an update issue. So, if neither solutions work, make sure to re-register all DLL files and check if the problem resolves this way. The solutions that we are going to discuss in this post are as follows –


In case the error persists even after this, you may go for manually downloading/installing the latest available updates or restore your PC to a state where your device was working pretty fine. Upon encountering this bug, you may see an error message that says – “Post reboot still pending”. 


1] Restart Windows 10 PC

Keeping a system run for hours and not providing it a proper shutdown may start causing some internal glitches. This ultimately starts causing problems in basic operations on Windows like updating your device, transferring data from one place to another, and several others. 

If you hadn’t restarted your device for a long time, we suggest performing a quick restart of your Windows 10 PC. When you shut down your PC, it essentially closes all background processes and services. Doing so will force your system to go back to its ideal state where no bugs were appearing. 

Power on your device again, go to Settings > Windows Update and check for updates. I hope the updates do download and install successfully this time on your computer. 

2] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Windows Update Troubleshooter is a great tool by Microsoft to find and fix the reasons that may have started the error 0x80242014. Here’s how to troubleshoot Windows Update –

  • Go to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
  • Jump to the right side and click Additional troubleshooters.
  • Click Windows Update and hit Run the troubleshooter on its extended pane.

Windows Update Troubleshooter

  • That’s it, the system will then scan the entire PC for possible issues and provides a fix. 

3] Rename Windows 10 Update Folders

Renaming the update folders have also positive impacts in addressing several update-related bugs on a Windows 10 device. This is because huge data continue to add inside the update folders for each cumulative update. Once this surpasses the existing threshold, it starts preventing the update process from ever occurring and thus result in different error codes.

So, clearing these folders must remain your top-priority task after applying 3-4 security updates. Here’s how to perform this task –

  • First of all, launch Command Prompt as an Administrator
  • If the UAC window comes into the display, hit Yes.
  • On the elevated console, run the below codes to stop the basic services related to Windows Update.
net stop bits 
net stop wuauserv 
net stop appidsvc 
net stop cryptsvc
  • Next, rename the Windows Update folders by executing the below codes –
ren C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:WindowsSystem32catroot2 Catroot2.old

Re-register DLL Files

Now that you have renamed the update folders, make sure to re-register all DLL files. To do so, use these steps in continuation with the above guideline –

  • Copy/paste the below code and press Enter to delete the qmgr*.dat file –
Del “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr*.dat”
  • Next, execute this command –
cd /d %windir%\system32 
  • Succeeding after you need to re-register BITS and Windows Update files by running the below set of essential codes –
regsvr32.exe atl.dll
regsvr32.exe urlmon.dll
regsvr32.exe mshtml.dll
regsvr32.exe shdocvw.dll
regsvr32.exe browseui.dll
regsvr32.exe jscript.dll
regsvr32.exe vbscript.dll
regsvr32.exe scrrun.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml3.dll
regsvr32.exe msxml6.dll
regsvr32.exe actxprxy.dll
regsvr32.exe softpub.dll
regsvr32.exe wintrust.dll
regsvr32.exe dssenh.dll
regsvr32.exe rsaenh.dll
regsvr32.exe gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32.exe sccbase.dll
regsvr32.exe slbcsp.dll
regsvr32.exe cryptdlg.dll
regsvr32.exe oleaut32.dll
regsvr32.exe ole32.dll
regsvr32.exe shell32.dll
regsvr32.exe initpki.dll
regsvr32.exe wuapi.dll
regsvr32.exe wuaueng.dll
regsvr32.exe wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32.exe wucltui.dll
regsvr32.exe wups.dll
regsvr32.exe wups2.dll
regsvr32.exe wuweb.dll
regsvr32.exe qmgr.dll
regsvr32.exe qmgrprxy.dll
regsvr32.exe wucltux.dll
regsvr32.exe muweb.dll
regsvr32.exe wuwebv.dll
  • After re-registering all DLL files, reset the Network configuration via the following codes –
netsh winsock reset
netsh winhttp reset
  • Lastly, restart all those services that you stopped earlier.
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc

That’s it, now check if you can upgrade Windows 10 Build OS without getting into any trouble or not. 

4] Manually download and apply the Standalone Packages

Microsoft provides the standalone package of each cumulative update that ever comes for different Windows 10 versions. Contrary to the normal installation process via Windows Update, this is a simple procedure. 

In this, all you require is to visit the official site and download the updates in either .cab or .msu file format. Once the download finishes, follow either of the following ways depending on which file format you had gone for –

5] Use System Restore Points

In case none of the above solutions address this error code 0x80242014 and you have previously created a restore point, you may use this system backup to revert your PC to its stable state. Check the current status of System protection for C:\ drive on your computer.

If this is On, you must have enabled it sometime back and there must lie some restore points on your PC. You may use one of the system backups already available on your device to revert back your PC to its previous working state. Here’s how to restore a Windows 10 PC –

  • Press Win + R to launch the Run dialog.
  • Type “rstrui.exe” in the text field and press OK.
  • When you enter the System Restore window, click Next.
  • Subsequently, select the latest backup and hit Next again.
  • Lastly, press the Finish button and the system restoration starts immediately afterward.

This whole process might take 20-30 minutes depending upon the size of the backup created, so wait patiently. 

If for some reason, this process never completes or you had not created any such backup, you are left with only one option i.e. Clean installing Windows 10

I hope this article helps to address the error code 0x80242014 and now you are able to upgrade your PC without getting into any trouble. In case you have any queries or suggestions, let us know in the comment section below.

Tip: If you are facing update, activation, or driver issues on your Windows PC, try RESTORO PC Repair Tool. This software will scan your device for potential issues and resolve them automatically.

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