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

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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?

Best Answer

  • 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.

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