How to Fix Update Error 0x80244007 in Windows 10

Did you recently get the update error 0x80244007 while attempting to upgrade the existing operating system to its next available version? Well, in this tutorial, we have analyzed the most probable causes behind this bug including a few fixes resolving this problem. 

When users encounter this bug on their computers, they also get an error message that reads the following –

SOAP client failed because there was a SOAP fault for reasons of WU_E_PT_SOAP_* error codes.

Let’s explore the solutions in detail –

Update Error 0x80244007

Update Error 0x80244007 Solutions

Here’s how to get rid of the update error code 0x80244007 on Windows 10 PC –

1] Troubleshoot Windows Update

The best way to solve an update-related issue on the computer is by running the Windows Update Troubleshooter. Running this tool will look for the current status of all services that might cause this bug in the first place. In case this finds any problem with these services, it will provide a resolution to this. To run this troubleshooter, follow the below-outlined steps –

  • Reach out to the following location first –

Settings (Win + I) > Update & Security > Troubleshoot

  • Jump to the right side and click the “Additional troubleshooters” link.
  • Click to expand Windows Update and hit the Run the troubleshooter button. 

Windows Update Troubleshooter

  • Now, wait patiently as this troubleshooter starts scanning for the underlying issues. 
  • When the scanning completes, this tool might provide a resolution on how to fix this problem. Just follow the resolution as provided by the troubleshooter.

If running this tool doesn’t provide a solution, follow the next set of solutions –

2] Run Disk Cleanup to fix update error 0x80244007

The presence of excess temporary or junk files on the computer may also prevent Windows from being upgraded to the next build version. These files mostly include Browser cache and cookies. In order to fix this, you must run the Disk Cleanup tool deleting all such files – 

  • Press Win + S.
  • Type “disk cleanup” in the text field, and press Enter.
  • Using the drop-down menu, select the root drive i.e. (C:) on the drive selection pop-up window.
  • Pressing the OK button will take you to the Disk Cleanup for C: drive.
  • Click Clean up system files and re-select the root drive. 
  • Hit OK and wait for the system to scan the entire PC for possible temporary files. 
  • Mark each one of the checkboxes, and hit OK again. 
  • Do restart your PC when the above process finishes clearing all temporary or junk files.

3] Perform SFC Scan to solve update error 0x80244007

There are numerous things that might be preventing Windows 10 from being updated to the next available version. It’s quite impossible to search for the exact cause behind this issue. So, instead of finding the prime reason, we suggest performing an SFC scan. This way, your PC will automatically patch corrupted, damaged, or missing files as well. Here’s how to do an sfc scan on the computer –

  • Launch Command Prompt having Admin rights.
  • Type “sfc/scannow” and press Enter.

SFC 21H1

  • Now, wait for a couple of minutes while this command scans/repairs the corrupted files.
  • You will see a percentage of fixes performed as time passes by. 
  • When this percentage reaches 100%, close all running apps in Windows 10, and reboot your device.

From the next logon, I hope you are now able to update Windows 10 error-free. If not, see the next set of workarounds –

4] Rename Windows Update folder

In case you haven’t cleared the update folders i.e. SoftwareDistribution and Catrrot2 folders since long back, we suggest doing so in order to fix the 0x80244007 error. Renaming these folders is even more powerful as the folders don’t get deleted meanwhile.

Before proceeding ahead, make sure to stop a few essential services using the below steps –

  • Press WinKey + R.
  • In the run dialog, type “services.msc“, and hit OK.
  • Locate and right-click on each one of the below services, and select the Stop button. 

BITS

Cryptographic service

Windows Update service

Now, that you have already stopped these services, rename the update folders visiting the below path-locations –

C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

C:\Windows\System32\Catroot2

Once you have renamed the update folders, make sure to reboot Windows 10 so as to incorporate the above changes. 

Sign-back into your device and restart all the services that you had stopped previously. 

5] Download and Install Standalone Package

If none of the above workarounds resolve the update error code 0x80244007, you should update Windows 10 via downloading and installing the latest standalone package. Following this way not only upgrades your operating system but also fixes any update-related issues on the computer.

I hope you are now able to update Windows 10 without getting into any trouble. Let us know which solution works exactly in your case in the comment section. 

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