[Solved] Windows 10 Update Error 0x8024000b

Did you receive the 0x8024000b error while trying to update Windows 10 to its latest Build version? Well, this error mainly occurs when Windows can’t read the Update Manifest files which are essential for the update process. As a result, the installation automatically fails on error WU_E_CALL_CANCELLED: Operation was canceled. In short, this implies the operation was either canceled by the user or from the server-side. 

Moreover, the same issue might also occur when users aren’t able to filter the results. Here, in this post, we have outlined three working ways in order to address this issue for Windows 10 devices. They are as follows –

Windows Update Error 0x8024000b Solutions

To solve the update error 0x8024000b on Windows 10 PC, attempt these fixes –

1] Rename Spupdsc.exe File

The error 0x8024000b may occur due to the presence of a troublesome file i.e. Spupdsvc.exe. In order to fix this issue, you must rename this file to something spupdsvc.old. Here’s how to proceed –

Note: You may rename this file to anything, however, we suggest keeping the original name intact so as to re-use this whenever required.

  • Use WinKey + R to start the Run command. 
  • Copy/paste the below path inside the dialog box and press Enter –

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

Update Error 0x8024000b - Spupdsc.exe

  • When this code executes successfully, Restart your device
  • Sign back into your computer and check if the update process works without getting into the same trouble or not. 

2] Running a PowerShell Script 

If the error 0x8024000b doesn’t get solved by the above solution, you may try running a PowerShell script. This script will clean the superseded updates from WSUS. Here are the essential steps to work upon –

  • First of all, visit the Microsoft Technet website.
  • There you may notice “Cleanup-WSUSserver.ps1” downloadable link. 
  • Click over this to download the script file. 

Note: Now that you have downloaded this file, you must modify the server and port values by opening the script using notepad. To do so, use these simple steps –

  • Right-click on the downloaded script and select “Open with…“.
  • Select Notepad on the upcoming pop-up window.
  • Fill the required fields next to “$server” and “$port” using your WSUS server and port.
Tip: There are certain updates like monthly security patches that you mustn’t decline for any reason. However, if you do want to halt these updates as well, simply remove the “-and $_.ComputersNeedingThisUpdate -eq 0” in between the line – "$superseded = $approvedupdates | ? {$_.Update.IsSuperseded -eq $true -and $_.ComputersNeedingThisUpdate -eq 0}".

PowerShell Script - Windows 10 Update Error 0x8024000b

  • After making the desired changes, press Ctrl + S to save this script, and close Notepad.
  • Right-click on the lately modified PowerShell Script and hit “Run as Administrator“.

3] Run Windows Update troubleshooter

In case the error persists even after cleansing the superseded updates from WSUS, you may use the Windows update troubleshooter. Running this tool will look for possible reasons that may cause this issue and fix them (if this finds any). The procedure to troubleshoot Windows Update is as follows –

  • Click the Start Menu and select the gear icon. Doing so will invoke the Windows Settings UI.
  • Go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
  • Jump to the right side and click Additional troubleshooters.
  • On the next screen, click Windows Update > Run the troubleshooter.

Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter - Update error 0x8024a000

  • This may take some time in locating and repairing any bugs or errors on the computer.
  • When this finishes troubleshooting, close all running tabs and windows, and Reboot the PC.

When Windows 10 reloads, sign-back in and check if the update process is occurring smoothly or not. I hope you do find this post worth insightful and helpful in solving your issue. 

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