In this guide, we will discuss the probable causes of update error code 0x80240016 and four different ways to solve this problem on Windows 10 computer.

So, if you are facing this problem and cannot update your device, follow and apply the tools suggested in this guide.

What causes error 0x80240016?

How to solve error 0x80240016?

Launch the Windows Update troubleshooter

  1. Select Start and go to Settings
  2. Select Update and security.
  3. Click on Troubleshooting and Advanced Troubleshooting.
  4. Select Windows Update and run the troubleshooter.
  5. Restart your system.

Restore corrupted system files

  1. Open a command prompt as an administrator.
  2. Use the following command and press Enter:
    sfc /scannow.
  3. Reboot the system.

Using system restore

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type System Restore and click Create Restore Point.
  2. The System Properties window and the System Protection tab will appear.
  3. Click System Restore.
  4. The Restore System Files and Settings window appears, click Next.
  5. Select a restore point
  6. Click on Search for affected programs.
  7. Close the windows, then click Next.
  8. The last confirmation window displays the restore point you selected.
  9. Click Finish to start the process.

Disabling the Windows Defender Firewall

  1. Press the Windows + R key to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type windowsdefender in the text box and press Enter to open the Windows security menu.
  3. Scroll down and click the Virus and Threat Protection tab, then click the Manage Settings hyperlink.
  4. Uncheck the Firewall and Network Protection option.
  5. Go back to the first Windows Security window and click Firewall and Network Protection.
  6. Uncheck the Windows Firewall Defender checkbox.
  7. Reboot your computer.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Run the Windows Update troubleshooter.
  2. Run a virus scan.
  3. Clear the Windows Update cache.
  4. Perform a reboot, restore the update in place, or a cloud reset.

Error code 0x80240016 can occur when you update Windows 10. You'll probably see the message "We're having trouble installing the update, but we'll try again later".

If you see an error code when downloading and installing Windows updates, the Update Troubleshooter can help you solve the problem. Select Start -> Settings -> Update and Security -> Troubleshooting -> Advanced Troubleshooting. Then under the First steps, select Windows Update -> Run Troubleshooting.