Fix 0x8024A005 Windows Update Error Code

It is pretty common to encounter errors while updating Windows. Windows often throw different errors, and fixing them in most cases is a pretty easy job. Two such error codes are 0x8024A005. While these two error codes mean two separate things, the methods to fix the errors are the same.


0x8024A005 WU_E_AU_NO_REGISTERED_SERVICE: No unmanaged service is registered with Automatic Update.

Why does error 0x8024A005 occur?

When Windows Update components get corrupted or the Services required by Windows Update process get corrupted, this error code can occur. Error 0x8024A004 is another code that can appear along with 0x8024A005.

Fix Windows Update Error Codes 0x8024a005

If the above troubleshooting methods didn’t help you out, then you can try the following fixes:

  1. Basic Troubleshooting
  2. Run Windows Update Troubleshooting
  3. Check the status of all Windows Update related Services
  4. Unpause Windows Update
  5. Clear Windows Update Folder and try again

Check if the issue is resolved after trying each suggestion, and use an administrator account. Now let’s talk about these methods one by one briefly.

1] Basic Troubleshooting

Let’s start with the basic troubleshoots which should fix your problem in most cases. These basic checks are:

First, ensure that you have an active internet connection. So Windows won’t have any problem connecting to the update server and downloading Windows updates. To check your internet connection, fire up your web browser and visit a few websites. You might have to troubleshoot your network or contact your internet service provider if your internet is not working.

Even though your internet is working fine, Windows still might not connect to the internet. So first, ensure that Airplane mode is not turned on; if it’s enabled, you won’t get access to the internet.

To check it, click on the Sound icon from the system tray, which should open a small window with an Airplane icon. Over here, make sure it is not turned on. If the laptop is stuck in Airplane mode, follow our troubleshooting guide.

Alternatively, you should also check your Ethernet and wifi connection. You can disable them and enable them again to ensure that your internet is working fine.

2] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Windows troubleshooter can be a great help in fixing the error on its own. If it’s not so, it will still give you some hints about the error so that you can look for it further. To get started with Windows Update Troubleshooter, follow these steps:

  • Go to Windows Settings.
  • Navigate to System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters.
  • Look for Windows Update and click on the Run button next to it.
  • Let the troubleshooting process run for a while and see if Windows fixes the issue.

3] Check the status of all Windows Update related Services

Open Windows Services Manager and check the Windows Update related Services like Windows Update, Windows Update Medic, Update Orchestrator Services, etc are not disabled.

The default configuration on a standalone Windows 11/10 PC is as follows:

  • Windows Update Service – Manual (Triggered)
  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service – Manual
  • Windows Update Medic Services – Manual
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper – Automatic
  • Windows Installer – Manual.
  • Cryptographic Services – Automatic
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher – Automatic

To get started, search for “services” in the Taskbar search box and click on the search result. After opening the Services window, check if they are running or not. If not, you need to start those services one after one.

4] Unpause Windows Update

The primary reason behind the 0x8024A004 error code is that you have probably paused Windows updates. As a result, Windows faces trouble updating itself. So make sure you have not paused Windows updates. If you did so, resume the updates and see if it worked.

If you didn’t pause Windows updates, you can try pausing the update and resuming it after some time. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Go to Windows Settings.
  • Click on Windows Update from the sidebar.
  • Over here, check if you have paused Windows updates. If you did so, click on the Resume updates to allow Windows to start downloading updates.
  • If you haven’t paused updates, click on Pause for 1 week to pause the updates. Then, resume the updates and see if it worked for you.

5] Clear Windows Update Folder and Try Again

Sometimes, Windows update fails to install some updates. The error can happen due to updated files being downloaded and getting corrupted. Or you have deleted or renamed the update folder. You can delete all the content of the Windows update folder and download updates repeatedly to fix this error. Follow our detailed guide on how to clear the Windows Update Software Distribution folder.

If the above methods did not help you out, then you can download Updates manually and then install it.

How do I fix Windows Update error 0x80070422?

The error means that the Windows Update (WUAUSERV) is not running or Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) cannot be started. You can fix the error by checking the status of Update-related Windows Services and disabling IPv6 in Network Center. Read or detailed guide on how to fix it.

How do I bypass Windows Update?

While you cannot bypass it but delay updates for weeks, the settings are available in the Windows Update section, where you can choose to delay by a max of 5 weeks. You can always resume back instantly by clicking on the Resume updates.

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