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[FIX] Windows Update Ran Into A Problem. Error Code 8024A008

Published February 4, 2014 in Troubleshooting, Windows 8.


  1. hi Kapil,

    I followed your steps on this page to be able to do windows updates. It worked but when i tried doing it normally it still gives me the same error. what else can I do?

    Thanks for your help.

  2. Kapil Arya

    ^^ So after performing these steps, you still can’t check for new updates? Well, you can try this as well:


  3. Hello.
    Can you explain more about how that powerShell module works? I am quite of a power user, so a geeky explanation is not a problem.


  4. Kapil Arya

    ^^ By default, it forcefully connects to Windows Update, presents a listing of available updates, and prompts to accept. There is an acceptall switch that will automatically accept the updates. You can run following command to get another switches for this module in the scheme:

    PS C:\> gcm -Module pswindows*

  5. Thank you for the reply.

    I have successfully followed the steps above. I have installed all updates present in the PS ISE.
    However, after restart, in Windows Update, the problem still occur. To make things interesting, the error code is exactly the same as the one shown in this article.
    I will now do a WU reset (seven forums has this covered) and will see if I could solve this issue. In the mean time, if you could tell me what to do, please do so.

    If else fails, I might need to depend on such PS module just to update my Windows 8.1.

    Thank you in advance

  6. For me the last part didn’t work, had to search for Powershell ISE manually in windows search, then right click run as administrator (wanted to share this)

  7. After updating it still will not check for updates, and hang at checking for updates. (I did update it with ISE tho)

  8. Hi Kapil,

    I followed your steps but I got stuck at Windows PowerShell ISE. When I typed the commands above and tried to execute them, I got error messages in read and could not continue from there. Any comment?

    Thanks in advance,


  9. Kapil Arya

    ^^ Make sure you’re running Windows PowerShell as administrator.

  10. So I am working on all the steps and right now my computer is running through the updated in PowerShell ISE and they are all failing… is that okay? Will it still work?

    I’ve been having the problems with my windows update since I first got it and have always just bypassed the update and now that I’m finally looking for a solution, I feel it might not work.

  11. Kapil Arya

    ^^ Retry all the steps.

  12. I tried every step twice but when I open powershell ISE
    I paste commands I doesn’t do anything I run it as administrator aswell
    its not working

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