How to fix Windows 10 Update Error Code 0x80244018

Windows is one of the best services provided by Microsoft with a wide range of users across the globe. Automated updates for Windows are available on the internet and can be initiated on the system easily. But sometimes users encounter different types of error codes when trying to apply the Windows update. One such error code is  0x80244018. With this error code, you may see the error message – “WU_E_NO_USERTOKEN”.

There might be various reasons to occur this issue. Some of them are corrupted system files, disabled BITS service, and a few more. If you’re facing such an error on your computer screen, then this article will help you to fix it. In this post, we will walk you through how to fix this error code with some effective solutions.

How to fix Windows 10 Update Error Code 0x80244018

Windows Update Error Code 0x80244018

To fix Windows Update Error Code 0x80244018, follow the below steps:

1. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

Try resolving the error code 0x80244018 using the Windows Update troubleshooter option, which comes embedded with Windows. If not, the same can be downloaded for troubleshooting the problem.

  • Go to Start.
  • Click on Settings > Update & Security.
  • Then select Troubleshoot >Windows Update.
  • Choose Run the Troubleshooter.
  • Once the process finishes, restart the PC.

2. Run SFC and DISM scan

Many users have reported Error Code 0x80244018 solved by running System File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) scan. These scans are useful in restoring the corrupt and missing files in the computer. Here are the steps to do it:

SFC 21H1

sfc /scannow
  • After completion, redo the first step.
  • Type the following command & press Enter:
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
  • After it finishes, restart and check whether the error has been corrected.

3. Enable BITS service

It may be possible that BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) has been stopped by some other application or your PC. It plays an important role in providing updates to the client-server; hence you need to enable it manually.

  • Open the Start menu.
  • Type Run in the text field and hit enter.
  • Under the Run tab, type services.msc and press enter.
  • In the Services window locate Background Intelligent Transfer Service.
  • Once you find it, double-click on the Service to open the Properties window.
  • Go to the General tab and set the “Startup type” to Automatic.
  • Also, make sure the Service status is Running.
  • Once done, restart your PC and check if the error is solved.

4. Disable the Proxy Server

Check if you are behind a Proxy Server. If so, disable it temporarily to update Windows. As illustrated above Proxy servers or VPN can cause Error Code 0x80244018 while updating Windows. Follow the steps below to stop the proxy server:

Sometimes this error code also appears because of the Proxy server. In such a case, turn off the Proxy service using the below steps and try updating Windows.

  • Right-click on the Start button and select Run.
  • Under the Run tab, type ms-settings:network-proxy and hit enter.
  • Under Proxy, scroll down to Manual proxy setup.
  • Turn off Use a proxy server.
  • Then restart your PC, and verify if the error is resolved.

5. Reset Windows Update

If none of the above solutions help you to resolve this error, try resetting the Windows update and now this problem should be fixed now.