# Windows – can’t run windows update, error 0x8024800c

I've just installed windows 7 home premium 64bit on my Asus K55vd laptop. The error 0x8024800c. I can't seem to perform any of the windows updates. I'm able to connect to the Internet without issues. Anyone have any idea how to solve this issue?

• the code 0x8024800c means a timeout issue.

//
// MessageId: WU_E_DS_LOCKTIMEOUTEXPIRED
//
// MessageText:
//
// The data store section could not be locked within the allotted time.
//
#define WU_E_DS_LOCKTIMEOUTEXPIRED       _HRESULT_TYPEDEF_(0x8024800CL)


The datastore is located in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and Microsoft recommends it to exclude the folder from your anti virus tool.