I can't update windows. I get error 0x8024D007

I can't update windows.  Under XP.  He's trying to download updates but will not continue to the web page.  I get error 0x8024D007.  What can I do?

I can't update windows.  Under XP.  He's trying to download updates but will not continue to the web page.  I get error 0x8024D007.  What can I do?

Not knowing what you tried to do so far to remedy this, here are my suggestions...

Make sure that your time and time zone are set correctly.

If you are not on the level of service pack 3, you need to get there.

Go through the following, in order, as needed.

Search for malware:

Download, install, execute, update and perform analyses complete system with the two following applications:

Remove anything they find. Reboot when necessary. (You can uninstall one or both when finished.)

Search online with eSet Online Scanner.


Now reset your Windows with this FixIt components update:
How to reset the Windows Update components?


Try to get updates.

If it still does not work, try this...

  1. Start an elevated command prompt.
  2. Run the following commands pressing on enter after each line:

    net stop wuauserv

    CD %SystemRoot%\System32

    Ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

    net start wuauserv
  3. Reset
  4. Try to reinstall updates

* Important *
the following issues occur when you perform this operation:

  • Updates that are currently downloaded but which have not yet been installed must be downloaded again by using Windows Update or Microsoft Update.
  • When you remove the Software Distribution folder, your download history is deleted.
  • If you currently receive updates from Microsoft Update and Windows Update, you will need to reselect this option from the Windows Update Web site.

* Note *
if the problem is resolved and you can successfully download and install the updates, you can delete the directory SoftwareDistribution.old to recover disk space.

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