Fixing Windows Update Error 0x80242006 in Windows 10
The error 0x80242006 appears on a windows 10 machine when you are trying to run windows updates. You get this error when trying to install feature updates or software updates. The error will look like the one in the picture below.
The error is most likely to appear when updating to the following windows 10 feature updates
Version 1709 (OS build 16299)
Version 1703 (OS build 15063)
Version 1607 (OS build 14393)
Version 1803 (OS build 17134)
Below we have a few fixes on how to resolve the error 0x80242006 in Windows 10
1. Contact Windows Update Directly
By changing a policy setting on your machine we can change the way your machine downloads windows 10 updates, to do this
Left click on your start menu and type gpedit.msc, and hit Enter
Select Computer Configuration then Administrative Templates
Open System and double-click on the Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair
Select Enabled and mark a checkbox next to Download repair content and optional features directly from windows update instead of windows server update services
Now click Apply and OK and then restart your machine.
Now try to run windows updates again, if you are still getting the same error continue to the next step.
2. Check BITs Service Is Started
Windows update requires the bits service to be started or the windows update process will fail. To check if the service is started do the following.
Left click on your start menu and type services.msc then hit enter
Scroll down to “Background Intelligent Transfer Service” make sure the status is started, below there is no status which means the service is not started, right click on the service and click on start
Next double click on the service and make sure Startup Type is set to Automatic.
Click ok to close the window.
Now try to run windows updates again, if you are still getting the 0x80242006 error continue to the next step.
3. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
Next we can try to download and run the windows update troubleshooter tool. To do this