Fix- Error code 0x8024402F in Windows 10

You may face Error code- 0x8024402F  while updating your Windows 10. This error usually occurs when there is some corrupted update file is present in the system. Without addressing the matter, Windows Update will not work normally on your computer.

To fix the issue follow these solutions on your computer-

Fix-1 Delete SoftwareDistribution folder in Safe mode-

Deleting the SoftwareDistribuiton folder in Safe mode will solve this issue.

1. At first, simply open up the Settings on your Windows 10 device.

2. Access the “Update & Security“.


Update And Security


3. Simply, click on “Recovery“.

4. Then, under “Advanced Startup” section, click on “Restart Now“.


Restart Now Advanced Startuo


5. To see the available settings of troubleshooter, click on the “Troubleshoot“.


Universal Choose An Option Continue


6. Next to that, you have to click on “Advanced options“.


Troubleshoot Advanced


7. Access the “Startup Settings“.




8. What you need to do next is to click on the “Restart“.


Startup Settings


9. In this screen, you can see many available options of startup options.

10. Press “4“.


Safe Mode


You will know that your computer has booted into Safe Mode, the background of your desktop will appear to be completely black.

11. Press Windows key+R. 

12. To open up the Download folder, copy-paste this address and click on “OK“.



Software Distributiion


13. Erase everything inside this Download folder.


Software Distribution Delete


Reboot your computer back to normal mode. Try to update your Windows. It will work just fine.


Fix-2 Rename SoftwareDistribution folder from CMD-

Renaming the SoftwareDistribution folder on your computer will fix this issue for sure. Follow these steps minutely-

1. Click on the  Search box just beside the Windows icon and then type “cmd“.

2. Then, press and hold ‘Ctrl+Shift+Enter‘ to access the CMD window with admin privileges.


Desktop Start Seach Cmd


Command Prompt with administrative rights will be opened.

3. This is a three-step fix. At first, copy-paste these commands one-by-one in the CMD window and hit Enter thereafter. Don’t forget to execute each one of them.

net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
net stop cryptSvc
net stop msiserver


Wu Cmd1


4. Execute these commands to modify the name of the existing SoftwatreDistribution folder. Whenever the Windows Update process starts on your computer it will use a new and fresh SoftwareDistribution folder.

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old


Rename Software Distribution


5. At the last step, you need to unfreeze all those stooped services. To do so, execute these codes to start those services.

net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver


Start Wuauserv


Terminate the CMD terminal.

Reboot your computer and the problem will be solved.