How to Repair: Windows Update Error Code 80244010

When trying to download, install and update a Windows device, you may encounter many problematic errors. One such error is error code 80244010, which often occurs when the user checks for updates but Windows cannot find new updates. The following warning message may also appear with this error code.

Code 80244010 Windows Update encountered an unknown error.

In this guide, we will look at all possible ways to fix this error code in Windows 10.

What is the cause of Windows Update error code 80244010?

Damaged file in temporary WU folders: A scenario for this error to occur is a corrupt temporary file located in SofwareDistribution or Catroot2 folders. This can happen after a failed update or after an antivirus scan that quarantined some items related to the Windows Update component.

Discovery Frequency Policy is disabled: If the problem occurs on a Windows Server edition, it is most likely because one of the clients has exceeded the default number of requests to the WSUS server.

The computer cannot be updated in the traditional way: In some circumstances, the WU component may not work automatically.

Corruption of system files: If the Windows Update Troubleshooter cannot automatically fix the problem, there may be a hidden corruption issue in the affected system that cannot be fixed in the traditional way.

How to repair Windows Update error code 80244010?

Perform a system file check

Since error 80244010 may be caused by corrupted system files, checking the system files may solve the problem.

  1. Press the Windows + S key combination.
  2. Type cmd in the search box.
  3. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
  4. First type this command
  5. DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth.
  6. After entering it, press the Enter key.
  7. Then type sfc /scannow at the command prompt and press Enter.
  8. Wait for the SFC scan to finish. Restart Windows if the scan restores the files.

Resetting Windows Settings

  1. You can reset Windows 10 settings by typing reset in the search bar.
  2. Click Reset this PC to open the Settings window.
  3. Click Start to open the Reset this PC window.
  4. Select the Save my files option.
  5. Click the Next and Reset buttons.

Launch the Windows Updater troubleshooter

  1. Press the Windows + R key combination.
  2. Enter Control Panel in the Open text box and click OK.
  3. Select the All Control Panel items option.
  4. Click Troubleshooting to open the applet.
  5. Click Show All and select Windows Update.
  6. Click Advanced to select Apply all fixes automatically.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Select the Apply this repair option.

Turn on Discovery Frequency in the Group Policy Editor

  1. Open the Run accessory.
  2. Type Gpedit.MSC in the Open field and click OK to open the Group Policy Editor.
  3. Then click Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Updates on the left side of the Group Policy Editor.
  4. Double-click the Automatic update detection frequency policy on the right side of the window.
  5. Select the Enabled option.
  6. Then, in the Interval text box, enter a value smaller than the default value of 22.
  7. Click the Apply option.
  8. Click OK to close the window.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Run the Windows Update troubleshooter.
  2. Use the system file checker.
  3. Reset the Windows Update components.
  4. Delete the SoftwareDistribution folder.
  5. Turn on the policy setting for the frequency of automatic updates detection.

If you're still having trouble updating or installing Windows 10, contact Microsoft Support. This may indicate that an incompatible application installed on your computer is preventing you from completing the upgrade process. Make sure that any incompatible applications are uninstalled, and then try upgrading again.

If you get an error message, restart your computer and try running updates again. If you haven't run Windows Update in a while, you may have to repeat the process several times before all the updates are installed. However, you shouldn't just reboot your computer.

  1. Download the Windows Update Troubleshooter from the Microsoft website.
  2. Double-click on the Windows Update diagnostics.
  3. Select the Windows Update option.
  4. Click the Next button.
  5. Click the Try troubleshooting as an administrator option (if applicable).
  6. Click the Close button.