Windows Update Error 0x80244022: 3 Easy Hacks

Error 0x80244022 occurred usually while installing the Windows 10 updates. Connection failure in the middle of the update process led to this error thus affecting the functioning of the system. If you’re experiencing this error on your system, here are the 3 easy hacks that help you solve the problem without the need for any technician.


Solution # 1 – Verify System’s Time and Date Setting


An incorrect time and date setting could result in the system’s miscommunication with the dedicated Microsoft servers, which led to the cause of windows ‘update 0x80244022’ error. To correct the setting, do the following :


  • Press the Window key, and in the search field type ‘date’ and then click to select the date and time settings.
  • Verify that toggles under the ‘Date & time’ section by the name – Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically – are turned on.
  • Run the updates again. After completion, reboot your system and see if it is working well.


Solution # 2 – Run Windows Update Troubleshooter


Windows Update Troubleshooter is more like a ‘plug & play’ button to get rid of any system’s error. Here’s how you can trigger the troubleshooter :


  • Press the Window key, and in the search field type ‘troubleshooter’, then click on troubleshoot.
  • In the pop-up window appears, click on the Windows Update and then click on the ‘Run the troubleshooter’ button.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Once the troubleshooting is done, restart the computer to see if you’re still getting the ‘windows update 0x80244022’ error.


Solution # 3 – Reset the Window Update Settings


With time, our system gets prone to corrupt Windows Update components, which causes a serious risk of 0x80244022 error. In that case, all you can do is reset the components to solve the issue. To reset :


  • Press the Window key and in the search field type ‘cmd’.
  • Right-click Command Prompt option and then click on ‘Run as administrator’ function.
  • You need to type the following commands and hit enter one after the other. These commands will cease the Window Update to function and to download any new update.
  1. net stop bits
  2. net stop wuauserv
  3. net stop appidsvc
  4. net stop cryptsvc


  • Now type the following command and hit enter one after the other :
  1. Ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
  2. Ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.old
  • Follow the on-screen instructions now. Type the following commands again to restart the Window Update service that will download and install all new updates :
  1. net stop bits
  2. net stop wuauserv
  3. net stop appidsvc
  4. net stop cryptsvc
  • Verify if all the window updates are able to function. Wait for the updates to get completed and then reboot the system.


All the aforementioned solutions will fix Windows update error 0x80244022. Let us know if you’re experiencing any issue while implementing the above hacks. We provide a 24*7 over the phone support to help you with your problem. With the help of modern customer support tools like remote navigation technology, we will help fix all your computer’s software issues with few clicks.

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